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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Nov 27, 2012 11:21PM
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I got as far as #6. I just can't stomach anymore!
Nov 27, 2012 10:50PM
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Except to the shareholders who presumably are pleased to be compensating them or they either wouldn't continue to be shareholders or employ them and their fellow taxpayers who reap a hugely disproportionate benefit from the wealth redistribution the punitive tax burake full aden upon their incomes impose and are entitled only to feel gratitude for the burden born for them, how much ANY CEO happens to be paid is absolutely nobody else's business.

The utter pettiness and abject envy people have decided to indulge today toward anybody of ANY greater success, as if it's somehow been earned at their expense, is sickening and absolutely nothing more than a convenient diversion from people's own dissatisfaction with their own statuses quo.  Of course, it's easier to castigate another than to take full account of one's self.

The freedom to prosper so unlimitedly used to be one of this nation's greatest aspects worth celebrating.  Now, people are more concerned more about how much others earn rather than how much they're not themselves, as if economics were a zero sum game.  Most people would be damn hard pressed to name a billionaire who didn't become one by people who found value in making him one.

It's only after realizing XBOX and the latest smartphone is no substitute for paying one's own debt and assuming $200K of debt to pursue fields of study that have never earned more than $30K a year that people seem ready to assign responsibility - to someone else.

When the so-called "1%" has squirreled away as many acorns as they want before packing it in and deciding the risk and responsibilities of creating more opportunities for others aren't worth the headache, the 99% will be left with precisely what they asked for with only themselves to blame - not that it'll stop them from trying to blame somebody else.  Meanwhile, the government continues to issue almost as many I-9s as new debt to import engineers who can do the high-paying work the US needs done - which its people couldn't be bothered to study.
Nov 27, 2012 10:25PM
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Is this a surprise to anyone?  Upper level management of virtually every business is nothing but an exclusive whose primary objective is to steal (legally or illegally) as much money as they can get their greedy little hands on. 

 

The 1% could have probably gone on indefinitely with the normal greed that they used to have, but then they started to want every last dollar in the world.  Keep it up and the French Revolution II won't be far away.

Nov 27, 2012 7:53PM
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Bezos the man who was considered a bargain on salary in your last survey is demonized for his perks in this survey. Face it, they all find ways to maximize their earnings whether its perks, equity, or salary and there isn't one of them that is ashamed enough to stop feeding from the sty. 
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