Tuesday August 4th 2009
Hour One - Will Wilkinson www.cato.org Is inequality killing Americans?
Hour Two - Dan Gainor www.businessandmedia.org Why do conservatives want to put the brakes on cash for clunkers when it's working so well to stimulate the economy for car dealers and consumers alike??
Hour Three - Christine Holschlag www.teamster.org Union Busting at the Red Cross
Will Wilkinson's assumption is that the top pay is proformanced based.
"The way in which the working rich get paid has changed, too. The annual compensation of hedge fund jocks, Wall Street rainmakers, and corporate honchos is increasingly determined by performance-based bonuses, which have made the incomes of America's biggest earners increasingly sensitive to the vicissitudes of the market."
If this is so why then did Merrill Lynch pay their execs 5.8 Billion in bonuses, after a record loss of 28billion dollars last year. Pay for performance is a lie.
Thom & chat room-- Please help me out!-- The astroturf "Tea-Baggers" are descending on NC and have a bus tour rolling through our state to try and shout down any civil, intelligent discussion about healthcare reform legislation--
Their "Patient's First" bus tour ("Keep your hands off my healthcare!") is being run by an organization called "Americans For Prosperity"-- I want to find out who, what organization/corporation(S) are actually bankrolling this effort-- I am going to organize an effort to expose it for the fraud that I know that it is--
How can I find out who is backing "Americans For Prosperity"??! Thanks very much!
(BTW- Thom, a fan for years, LOVE the show-- Please keep it going!);--)
Thanks for the link folks! http://pleasecutthecrap.typepad.com/main/
I give blood every 8 weeks. I will fill out the feedback form and mention the CEO salaries.
Thanks so much for the link. I sent it to both my senators. (My representative is a Republican against health care reform. He can fend for himself!)