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Henry Jumkins
shadowboxer, poet
12:41 PM on 03/04/2013
Why is this not on front page today?
barbra1971
Sherry Hunt my hero
01:10 PM on 03/04/2013
Because it can spread like flu.
12:33 PM on 03/04/2013
Since the basic reason America exists is that we want "more" of everything, I think that such a law being passed here doesn't even have a chance with negative odds.
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keramos
Unraveling the mystery . .
12:37 PM on 03/04/2013
It might if there wasn't so much cross-ownership of companies.  
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Mike Ritter
12:28 PM on 03/04/2013
It's about time that the people actually stood up to the Board Of Directors, many who see the company they run as their own little piggy-bank. It's an example of "Foxes in the hen house." Owning stock in a company means very little unless you can actually control something. Maybe the SEC should consider allowing shareholders more control...
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blood1
12:27 PM on 03/04/2013
The point may be somewhat moot in the US - why? Because so few average people are in the market - look at any corporation, look at how the Board of Director's among the biggest corporations are entwined. It is a "good ol boy (with a smattering of gals) continum -
Look at the number of Corps that have the majority of voting shares held by a very small group of individuals / families - it is imbred ( aka NewsCorp or WalMart).
After the coming World Wide Depression - the rich will have their hidden off-shore wealth - I hope they go and live with it off-shore and let the world rebuild.
12:46 PM on 03/04/2013
Actually average Americans do own a great deal of stock...it is just in mutual funds. We have handed those funds the ability to make our decisions and they are universally making them for THEIR benefit. What needs to happen is a mass of lawsuits suing the mutual fund companies for "breach of their fiduciary responsibilites" with regard to how management is being rewarded vis-a-vis their stockholders. So for all of you attorneys out there who are not already employed by those funds here is your opportunity and now is the time.
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blood1
05:24 PM on 03/04/2013
I pulled out of mutual funds long ago, when I saw that I had no control. The point being is that if one is doesn't have direct control and stock voting rights then the opportunity to have a say in XO pay is ZERO.
12:26 PM on 03/04/2013
Shareholders are the owners of a corporation, what is more surprising is that in most cases the don't haveany say on executive pay. Corporate boards are stocked with execs from other companies and former execs that all vote for executive compensation increasing the going rate. Unions have no power compared to the good old boy network of executives, yet we hear complaints about union power but not about the incestuous relationship of corporate boards anc executive pay.
PhillipCollins
not the singer from Genesis
12:15 PM on 03/04/2013
As long as we have Democrats and Republicans running the show, the rich will continue getting richer. True change will come with campaign finance reform, and the introduction of more political parties. Only having 2 political parties in power makes it easier for them to be bought and sold. The UK has about 12 major parties. Why do we only have 2? It's a joke.
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lordgamble
ATWWWDTG And They Wonder Why We Don't Trust Gov'
09:15 PM on 03/04/2013
Do you understand the fundamental differences between a parlimentary system and a representative republic? If you did, you would be able to answer your own question.
PhillipCollins
not the singer from Genesis
10:23 PM on 03/04/2013
Yes that's what I am getting at... we need a parliament... not an echo chamber for Wall St. and the banks.
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Iamtrying
We have to protect our phoney baloney jobs
12:02 PM on 03/04/2013
That will never happen here because that bill would have to be put in place by congress for a vote and it will never get that far. Lobby groups would do the payoffs and the bill would be filed under do not open until year 2302.
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slsimpson
04:03 PM on 03/04/2013
We do have that bill - Dodd-Frank. Obama administration proposed it in '09 and I believe it went into effect in '11. However by the time it got thru the House it was so watered down as to be pretty useless at least the "Accountability and Executive Compensation".My vote would be for the direct democracy that the Swiss have!!!
12:01 PM on 03/04/2013
I agree that shareholders in a company should have a say in the CEO's pay, but not the average person.
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lordgamble
ATWWWDTG And They Wonder Why We Don't Trust Gov'
09:17 PM on 03/04/2013
If the average person is a shareholder, then why not? What makes one shareholder superior to another shareholder in such a way as to deny the one their rights in favor of the other?
10:28 AM on 03/05/2013
What i meant by the term average joe is a person that is not invested in the company. I believe all share holders big and sample should have a voice, but only the shareholders in the company
11:59 AM on 03/04/2013
In all honesty, CEO pay should have been reigned in in America 30 plus years ago ! But then again they would just find another way to fatten their pockets !
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leucippus67
47 male, married to a beautiful woman. Left center
11:34 AM on 03/04/2013
Um...so taking tax payer money and giving it to corporations is not?
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leucippus67
47 male, married to a beautiful woman. Left center
11:30 AM on 03/04/2013
Actually there are more wealthy dems than repubics in congress.
11:58 AM on 03/04/2013
Meaning ?
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lordgamble
ATWWWDTG And They Wonder Why We Don't Trust Gov'
09:18 PM on 03/04/2013
Just that the left's claims of the repubs being for the rich is a hollow complaint at best.
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leucippus67
47 male, married to a beautiful woman. Left center
11:28 AM on 03/04/2013
Ceo's and the paper pusher's decide that every day you goof.
11:25 AM on 03/04/2013
I agree with Al below, we sure do need this here.
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11:17 AM on 03/04/2013
The U.S. needs this.
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NYs9thwonder
One Smart Cookie
11:45 AM on 03/04/2013
The U.S. desperately needs this. We would quickly see who is a real American and who is just a corporate suit for hire after it all.
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nodreklaw
Be a student, not a fanatic
11:00 AM on 03/04/2013
This is a really good idea since in the US this is largely decided by boards of directors who have multiple conflicts of interest in these decisions. Usually the primary conflict is that the same guys you set compensations for will be deciding your compensation. The foxes are running the hen house.