February 7, 2009

WHICH RAISES AN OBVIOUS QUESTION... (via Glenn Dryfoos):

Please Raise My Taxes (REED HASTINGS, 2/06/09, NY Times)

I’M the chief executive of a publicly traded company and, like my peers, I’m very highly paid. The difference between salaries like mine and those of average Americans creates a lot of tension, and I’d like to offer a suggestion. President Obama should celebrate our success, rather than trying to shame us or cap our pay. But he should also take half of our huge earnings in taxes, instead of the current one-third.

Then, the next time a chief executive earns an eye-popping amount of money, we can cheer that half of it is going to pay for our soldiers, schools and security. Higher taxes on huge pay days can finance opportunity for the next generation of Americans.


..why doesn't they take the money and use it to improve schools, or whatever, themselves? Or, if they really think government is better at such things--causing one to wonder why government wouldn't similarly run their companies better than they--then why not write checks to the Feds?

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 7, 2009 6:21 AM
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