People complain about professional athletes being overpaid, but don't bat an eye when some hapless CEO who earns $6 million a year gets fired for incompetence, and then collects a $10 million Golden Parachute.
Here's something to think about: Airline pilots, flight attendants, mechanics, firefighters, nurses, actors, writers, directors, coal miners, and that woman who plays oboe in the symphony orchestra are union members. They are good at their jobs. Being represented by a union didn't turn them into bad workers.
For those who wondered what happened to Robert Gibbs, President Obama's former campaign advisor and mealy-mouthed White House press secretary, he has resurfaced in the private sector. Apparently, going from an underpaid shill for the White House to an overpaid shill for Corporate America was a seamless (and guiltless) transition.