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Published on November 18, 2012 By Draginol In Politics

I’ve been watching the fall-out from the destruction of Hostess.

I’m not going to get into the “blame” game other than to say it’s kind of dumb for people who go on strike to be shocked that they lose their jobs.

What I will get into is the never-ending stupidity of complaining about CEO pay.  Americans have no problem with paying athletes and entertainers tens of millions of dollars annually. But they rage about people getting paid a couple million for running a multi-billion dollar company.  Frankly, it just amazes me.  Our society just seems to have its priorities totally messed up.


Comments (Page 2)
on Nov 22, 2012


Quoting Smoothseas, reply 14You simply have to tune into Bloomberg instead of FOX.

Not having cable, I 'tune in' to neither.  Usually good to avoid assumptions.

Except for the fact that both have websites. My assumption is that you are ignorant to the actual circumstances of Hostess' situation, and it is obvious that I hit the nail on the head as far as that goes.

on Nov 22, 2012

Guess Judge Drain is ignorant, too:

It appears to me that the parties, both sides,
have engaged with each other in good faith, although I do
note that, as I said before, the suggestion by the bakers,
particularly given the absence of any real hard evidence to
back it up, that there are alternative transactions came not
only out of left field, but basically out of the bleachers.

 

on Nov 22, 2012

No the judge was right. I wouldn't have expected the BCTGM to make certain suggestions that they made either, but they are tasked with representing  the interests of their own members and not others unless they have agreements to do such with the other unions involved.

on Nov 24, 2012

No comment on the entertainer category, but I've seen plenty of complaining that sports figures are grossly overpaid for what they bring to a team.

on Nov 24, 2012

They bring paying fans and TV viewers, without which the team has nothing.  Michael Jordan brings something that Shannon Brown does not.  I don't begrudge the market rewarding people like Jordan, and I don't begrudge the market rewarding people like Sandy Weil.  Many seem to think a Jordan 'earns it' while a Weil doesn't, but I think that's because more people see a Jordan's impact than 'see' a Weil's.  Same with highly paid actors & musicians.  I disagree about most things with most actors but that doesn't keep me from enjoying their work.

The only thing that does torque me a bit is that too many athletes/actors/musicians believe their success somehow validates their particular political views, when it has nothing to do with them, and earns them a special place (and standing) on the soap box.

on Nov 25, 2012


The only thing that does torque me a bit is that too many athletes/actors/musicians believe their success somehow validates their particular political views, when it has nothing to do with them, and earns them a special place (and standing) on the soap box.

I don't think it is success that drives their political views. Their careers simply give them the soapbox on which to express their views, but I think just like everyone else it is their own particular experiences in life which underly and form their political views.