Originally Posted by Fish
No, I'm not envious. I've never wanted to be super rich. That's an awfully simplistic and assumptive way to look at it. Stop trying to argue and make an effort to understand.
This practice of mega corporations rewarding CEOs and driving income inequality to absurd limits, while cutting jobs and forcing the workforce to work for peanuts with no benefits, is killing America. Corporations have a stranglehold on the economy. They have roots so deep into the government, that they're affecting law for themselves. That's why we have these record profits in the midst of record unemployment. They're running the game.
You're defending organizations that don't give a shit about you or anything else except the few men at the top. You're encouraging greed in the face of massive unemployment. For what? Do you really think this kind of thing makes America better? Tell me how this form of capitalism puts the American dream in reach for those who want it...
Corporations don't have a duty to employ the American workforce. They have a duty to their shareholders. Guess what? If they cut that CEO's salary down to $5 a year it doesn't mean employees at the bottom are going to get paid more. The employees are paid the market rate. Whining about CEO salaries is just whining.
No corporation is putting the American dream out of my reach.
You're talking about over simplifications and all you're doing is regurgitating a bunch of Occupy buzzwords and phrases.
Saying some CEO is keeping you down just sounds like the excuse making of an underachiever.