10 outrageously lavish CEO perks

CEOs at Fortune 100 companies get nearly 5 times the money in extras -- including cars and drivers, jets and gyms -- that the typical US household earns in pay.

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Jan 14, 2013 11:02AM
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Your promoting envy and class jealousy, Do you actually deserve the money you make for writing such crap.
Jan 14, 2013 11:00AM
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And then there is a certain presumptive Secretary of State who while uber rich,  tried to evade taxes on his New Zealand built yacht.
Jan 14, 2013 10:58AM
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There it is.  Making the hard decision whether to take the yacht or the jet to some vacation paradise you & I will never be able to afford.  So somebody please explain:

If they're actually using the jets, yachts, cars, etc. when do they find the time to work?

If they're not working that hard, why are they getting such huge salaries & perks?

 

Nobody works that hard, it's simply not possible.

Jan 14, 2013 10:54AM
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Corporate Royalty,,Ha please all your post on  (CEO'S)  corporates,perks  just a nother way of blinding the (I.R.S).  Hmm could be (I.R.S)  know  why they come up with this term perks.. For the people !  Corporate we trust, you know the term IN GOD WE TRUST  (G.O.D) Really means (Guilty,Odscene,Dept). We can get out of this dept if only all of the high end corporates,buisness jocks,actors would only put there money together to help pay off this crazy dept. I could under stand why that will never happen most of the people on earth would not even give a crap nor care. 62% maybe less danm could be even higher %. Hmm most people don't  care about there own life.So why would they want to help.!Right! Last thing i can say is they are really good a puppet tearing with strings and all are attach to them.
Jan 14, 2013 10:51AM
Jan 14, 2013 10:42AM
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As wrong as these types of 'perks' may or not be, why must we read over and over about this subject as it relates to CEO's...who actually, in many instances, run companies that create jobs and help sustain our economy...without devoting a similar amount of time and space to the totally ridiculous salaries, 'perks' and part time job lifestyles of 'professional' (often uneducated) athletes, musicians and Hollywood's 'finest', who are showered with millions of dollars annually and even more 'perks' that the CEO's that we love to hate, regardless of whether their team wins or loses, or they are even willing or healthy enough to play...or whether their latest (and mindless) movie, recording, etc looses money while further contributing to the decay of Western society. Let's get some perspective people!
Jan 14, 2013 10:30AM
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And they always blame the "Unions" for America's Problems...
Jan 14, 2013 10:29AM
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Have you  seen Obama's Air Hawaii jet? 8 million dollars a flight with perks.
Jan 14, 2013 10:25AM
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Why is this subject of extravagance always about CEOs and businesses? Why not about politicians becoming millionaires and billionaires on upper-middle class salaries? How does a politician who started out poor become an owner of a "conclave of mansions" for his extended family? That is way more questionable than CEO's extravagance. While I think they're way over paid, at least most of them are working for companies who are producing something. What politicians mostly produce are headaches for us!

Jan 14, 2013 10:18AM
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Once again MSNBC comes off as a promoter of jealousy and class warfare.  I say way to go CEOs!  I am never jealous of someone else's achievements.  They earned their way to the top and deserve whatever they receive in compensation
Jan 14, 2013 10:11AM
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People blame the unions.  The real problem are the CEO's.  We are turning into a class society ... the haves and the have nots.  Unfortunately most of us are in the have not category.  First they took away pensions, then benefits, and now salary while their salary and benefits skyrocketed.
Jan 14, 2013 9:52AM
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So go become a CEO.  Companies do this to attract top talent.  Why covet what someone else earns?  Go do it yourself and stop whining.  Do you complain when your favorite pro quarterback gets a big contract and all sorts of ad deals?  Not if he wins your town a Superbowl.  Do you whine about your favorite actress getting $10 million to do a movie?  Hypocrites!
Jan 14, 2013 9:49AM
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Work harder.  Even though the title says "given", no one is going to give you jealous crybabies anything.
Jan 14, 2013 9:46AM
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What was the purpose of this so called article? Oooh bad old rich people and CEOs that provide jobs so people can feed their families, whatever remains of health care insurance,  or so people can buy  their toys, (LCD TVs, 40 K pickup trucks, SUVs, or luxury cars, the latest IPAD or IPod that comes out yearly, or Android phone, or the, latest cable TV package or season tickets) while navigating the endless government regulations,  tax code and corrupt unions. Maybe they should  send them to the guillotine? Funny how people are quick to dump on CEOs or businesses for their perks but they gladly overlook the luxury lifestyle  and perks of Hollywood celebrities, entertainers and  athletes, which the average person gladly contributes to, that's OK Or how about those federal government workers that are not subject  the same healthcare plan, retirement, salaries, or performance standards as their private sector. counterparts?  There are good and bad among all people and companies, not just one group of people. What a pathetic article. , ,,
Jan 14, 2013 9:42AM
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The rich get richer-- the poor get poorer.  Trickle-up effect.  They thrive while the rest of us cut-back and humble ourselves.  Don't expect these spoiled individuals to ever consider to such drastic measures as to pay for their own private jet.  These huge corporations act as if all the CEO's are irreplaceable, yet the rest of their employees are as expendable as ever in the current economy.  Makes me sick!!

 

Jan 14, 2013 9:42AM
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Sometimes I am so confused.  I read these posts and dont understand.  We are appalled at CEO salaries passing judgement after judgement. But society, as a whole, never has a problem with celebrities making much more than most of these people.  Or what about professional sports? These people are paid ridiculous amounts! How can this be?   
Jan 14, 2013 9:40AM
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What's so ironic about these so called CEO's, is that they drive efficiencies to the extreme and yet they themselves are soooo inefficient at the cost to the shareholder and stakeholders.

Jan 14, 2013 9:34AM
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I can't understand why people cry over what other people make. Reminds me of all those people in the Robinhood story. Rob from the rich and give to the poor. In real life that will never work. What happens when you run out of rich people? You have never gotten a job from a poor person and you never will. Without the rich you would have nothing. Envy is a sin.
Jan 14, 2013 9:31AM
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Why do you think these corporate pigs dislike Unions. They may have to pay a fair wage & benefits and miss out on a Country Club membership.

Jan 14, 2013 9:29AM
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Wow I guess that Trickle down corporate welfare is not hitting the average person. Reaganomics 101 give the rich more and watch the poor get pooer. Wake up America!
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