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Yawn. You really think the guy that got this pay off deserved it? He probably got the job because of his connections. You ever noticed that those who are rich now, usually come from a rich family who have always been rich for generations prior to that? What does that tell you?
As for the guy 'pissing his money away', you really are clueless arent you? Lets take an example of a fictional guy who makes minimum wage and pretty much just has enough money to cover their costs and a little extra for perhaps a little holiday every couple of years.
What do you suggest this guy does? Take his extra £1 a month and play the stockmarket to try and boost that to £1.10?
And i'm not a 'liberal socialist' thank you very much. I'm simply someone who doesn't like to see people get obscene amounts of money for doing bugger all, whilst others can word their arses off and still be poor.
And as for your comments about the CEO of exxon having to make decisions that might destroy the company... that is laughable. Any moron of the street could take the CEO position and i guarantee you wouldn't notice a blind bit of difference. A CEO gets a couple of options laid before him from his lesser minions and after getting some more advice says 'lets do this one'.
SpringCreekFarm wrote:To the guy who thinks that it is liberal socialist people that are the problem:
Hello.....it is not easy to run a company in the ground when the company produces what the whole planet needs energy wise and cannot be regulated or really scrutinized by the private sector or government. It is a licence to make money and you'd need GWB as CEO to screw that up.
Quit blaming the poor people for the problems of the world. It is the rich that come from old money and want to keep things their way.
PolestaR wrote:SPECop... hilarious you think that guy deserves the 400 million. It wouldn't bother me if he led Exxon to make 5000 trillion over his tenure.
It is a thing of scale which makes someone great. You put $1000 on the stockmarket, and you'll likely make that $1100 over a few months if you choose wisely, there is a risk it will decrease, but generally you are safe with the right choice. So you've made $100 profit, or 10%, woopee. To make it even safer, why not go with a bank deposit or bond, 100% safe 5-10%
It's the same case whether its 100 million dollars or $1000, you can make 10% quite easily each year, playing it very safe. Now 10% of 100million is 10 million. I wonder whether I would like to have money already or not.. hmm.. let me think about it.
Oh of course if I was a business and my business made ten million dollars more profit that year I would be heralded as the second Bill Gates. If I was a business and made $100 more, would anyone care? No.
As someone pointed out, rich people get even richer, and the more power you have the easier it is to get even more high paying and power jobs. A job to a rich person is nothing but an increase in power and fame anyhow, a way to have new "legal" slaves. A way to be a king of a small section of the populace.
Put 100 billion dollars behind ANY decent looking actor who has an average IQ and you can make him the next president of the United States of Averagely_Ignorant_America guaranteed. It's all about money and power.
thor wrote:Why not value salary by measuring the amount of energy burned during a working day? So burned calories translate immediately into an understandable amount of "effort". Money isn't a fair metric in that regard.
This lucky bastard and his $400 probably don't correlate very well on my burned calories scale....
Specop_007 wrote:I wouldnt mind the poor if they would quit trying to steal money from the rich rather then get off their lazy asses and try to get ahead for themselves.
holmes wrote:Coporate fucking welfare is stealing fram the upper/lower middle class en mas! to hell with all welfare! They gots the ponzi scheme going. all I have to do is look at my paycheck and The Cato Instutute.
They all are theives.
This abomination is not capitalism. far from it. Cut ALL welfare and lets see these salaries after. Numbers are going to drop like stones.
Dreamtwister wrote:Specop_007 wrote:I wouldnt mind the poor if they would quit trying to steal money from the rich rather then get off their lazy asses and try to get ahead for themselves.
What about the obscenely wealthy who steal from EVERYONE? Is it OK to create a fiat economy and rob everyone who lives within it? A lot of those "lazy poor people" are only poor because they are being robbed, and have been robbed for generations. And they will continue being robbed because the robber barons are the ones who choose how the poor are educated (or more accurately, *not* educated).
holmes wrote:He got in at the right time: cheap pletiful energy. Lots of resources. Those days are ending. It was a great ride....That window is closing. Who cares what he made. Bigger concerns are on the way. This guy and all the other Fuedal Lords will either be forgotten or strung up. Hated by the mobs.
Specop_007 wrote:PolestaR wrote:SPECop... hilarious you think that guy deserves the 400 million. It wouldn't bother me if he led Exxon to make 5000 trillion over his tenure.
Of course he deserves it. Why doesnt he? He didnt steal the money from YOU did he?
You seem to have quite a case against what others make. You might be better served if you quit worrying about the fact others are more successful then you and started worrying about your own success.
Do YOU want big payouts? MIT, Harvard, Yale....All have open admissions and all you have to do is request an application.
holmes wrote: But yeah the oil companies will be wealthy right to the end I suppose.
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