Compensation for chief executives at American companies grew 15 percent in 2011 after a 28 percent rise in 2010, part of a larger trend that has seen CEO pay skyrocket over the last three decades. Workers, on the other hand, have been left behind.
Since 1978, CEO pay at American firms has risen 725 percent, more than 127 times faster than worker pay over the same time period, according to new data from the Economic Policy Institute:
From 1978 to 2011, CEO compensation increased more than 725 percent, a rise substantially greater than stock market growth and the painfully slow 5.7 percent growth in worker compensation over the same period.
Yes, they’re clearly the nation’s greatest assets and care more about the country than anyone else. [NB- Fool, what will become of all thy goods? This night thy soul is required of thee!’].
The ‘godly’ Republicans who shelter and serve and protect these greedy self serving mammon worshipers are just the same as they are: servants of mammon, not humanity. The GOP is ‘God’s own party’ in the same way that a pig is a chicken.