Originally Posted by Amnorix
This issue is real, but it's not anything that a President is likely to impact.
Corporations are increasingly focused on fattening the wallets of the senior executives, and less on both stockholders and, especially, employees. Wages are flat or pathetic, despite booming profits and swelling corporate coffers.
I have no idea what the fix is for that, but even if there is one, I doubt Romney would pursue it.
Look! Squiggly lines!!
I would agree with this, though let's not pretend this is the major source of the problem. It's just a part of the problem.
And both sides are wrong on this. Republicans have to stop defending executives who are basically fattening their wallets as crony boards of directors let them get away with compensation way beyond what he/she deserves. And yes, some degree of regulation is absolutely necessary to keep this compensation from getting out of control. The liberals, to me, have got to stop with the bullshit nonsense that we should cripple corporations by reducing outsourcing and increasing business regulations (which are both bad policy applied mostly for populist purposes).
Plain and simple, businesses need to invest back into the economy, and too much of those investment dollars are going into executive salaries and too much are going into complying with nonsensical government regulations.