As flood waters ravage Pakistan's land and 20 million of its people, , yet another devastating blow has hit Pakistan: the government approved an $11-million statue of Benazir Bhutto. Yes, this is Pakistani taxpayer money.
CEOs of the 50 corporations that cut the most jobs over the last two years received average bonuses higher than those paid to CEOs of the largest 500 businesses. You follow that? The CEOs who cut jobs got the largest rewards.
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