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Leslie

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Posted: Jan 17, 2009 - 10:39pm

 onlylynne wrote:

I see that someone understands me! {#Heartkiss}

 
Like mother, like daughter.

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Posted: Jan 17, 2009 - 10:36pm

 Leslie wrote:

We don't need no stinkin' rules!
 
I see that someone understands me! {#Heartkiss}
Leslie

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Posted: Jan 17, 2009 - 10:34pm

 onlylynne wrote:
New rules?
Damn.

 
Who needs rules?{#Bananasplit}

 
We don't need no stinkin' rules!

onlylynne

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Posted: Jan 17, 2009 - 10:25pm

New rules?
Damn.

 
Who needs rules?{#Bananasplit}

edit: Ok.
I didn't look to see what this thread was about before I posted. {#Doh}
MsJudi

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Posted: Jan 17, 2009 - 10:19pm

 bokey wrote:
The West Wing
 
All-time. Best. Show. EVAH.

bokey

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Posted: Jan 17, 2009 - 9:17pm

 rachlan wrote:

me too!   Great idea!    I'll send it to some friends.
 
Speaking of great ideas-I've got an aunt who drives me nuts with silly emails. In here hands a thing like this could take off. {#Roflol} 

 OK- I've watched all the episodes of The West Wing- Kurt definitely wants to hold out for an office in the White House itself

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Posted: Jan 17, 2009 - 8:31pm

 meower wrote:
joined and voted. 

 
me too!  Great idea!   I'll send it to some friends.

MsJudi

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Posted: Jan 17, 2009 - 8:29pm

 bokey wrote:

Oh great. Now Obama is going to steal my sound engineer guy when he finds out how awesome he is.

 Thanks Judi. Thanks a lot. {#Arghhh}
 
 
LOL Yer welcome. {#Angel}
MsJudi

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Posted: Jan 17, 2009 - 8:28pm

 kurtster wrote:


DONE !!

 
You rock... now I'll go help vote it up the list, thanks Kurt! :D

meower

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Posted: Jan 17, 2009 - 7:29pm

 kurtster wrote:


click here 

Its titled:

Salary Caps for Government Funded Operations

Under the economy section at 6.13 pm Jan 17.  The link should get you right to it.  Let me know if it doesn't work.

My user there is trukster
  joined and voted. 


bokey

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Posted: Jan 17, 2009 - 7:28pm

 kurtster wrote:


click here 

Its titled:

Salary Caps for Government Funded Operations

Under the economy section at 6. 13 pm Jan 17.   The link should get you right to it.   Let me know if it doesn't work.

My user there is trukster
 
Ahh- subterfuge, I like it. I was inspired to use the name keybo. {#Lol}

kurtster

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Posted: Jan 17, 2009 - 6:58pm

 bokey wrote:
Did you give it a title when you posted it Kurt? There's a lot to wade through on that site but I'll leave a comment it if I  can find it. The more comments the better the chances of it getting looked at.

 

click here 

Its titled:

Salary Caps for Government Funded Operations

Under the economy section at 6.13 pm Jan 17.  The link should get you right to it.  Let me know if it doesn't work.

My user there is trukster

bokey

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Posted: Jan 17, 2009 - 6:39pm

Did you give it a title when you posted it Kurt? There's a lot to wade through on that site but I'll leave a comment it if I  can find it. The more comments the better the chances of it getting looked at.
bokey

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Posted: Jan 17, 2009 - 6:33pm

 MsJudi wrote:
 kurtster wrote:



If you like it copy it and forward it freely.   Got to start somewhere.


Kurt, this is awesome. Would you consider also posting it here? The right folks have a real chance of seeing it there and I think they should. {#Hug}

 
Oh great. Now Obama is going to steal my sound engineer guy when he finds out how awesome he is.

 Thanks Judi. Thanks a lot. {#Arghhh}
 

kurtster

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Posted: Jan 17, 2009 - 6:19pm

 MsJudi wrote:
 kurtster wrote:



If you like it copy it and forward it freely.  Got to start somewhere.


Kurt, this is awesome. Would you consider also posting it here? The right folks have a real chance of seeing it there and I think they should. {#Hug}

 

DONE !!
meower

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Posted: Jan 17, 2009 - 6:05pm

  Kurt.  I like it.
MsJudi

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Posted: Jan 17, 2009 - 6:04pm

 kurtster wrote:



If you like it copy it and forward it freely.  Got to start somewhere.


Kurt, this is awesome. Would you consider also posting it here? The right folks have a real chance of seeing it there and I think they should. {#Hug}
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Posted: Jan 17, 2009 - 5:07pm

 kurtster wrote:
Here we are, looking at the light at the end of the tunnel.  Is it a train or... 

...

Any corporation, company or person that receives funds from the federal government in any form including but not limited to:

  • Government grants and funds
  • Government loans and /or subsidies including but not limited to price supports and tariffs on foreign competitors
  • Tax credits targeting certain corporate behavior

Should limit the highest paid organizational compensation to an amount not to exceed that of the President of the United States of America.  Excess profits resulting from an organizational restructuring will be paid to the US Government.  This organizational compensation schedule shall remain in effect for 5 years after the receipt of the last form of government aid.  No organization or individual shall be exempt.

...

 
I think that's a great idea!  You know, some slick attorney will find a loophole, they always do.

The bottom line is that people should do the right thing. You know, do unto others and all that but it'll never happen.

I do love the idea that the cap would be set at the president's salary. It's good business. Generous, too! I mean, what employer would pay their people more (even x times more) than they, themselves make?

us small business owners, that's who. but, yanno...

kurtster

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Posted: Jan 17, 2009 - 4:37pm

Here we are, looking at the light at the end of the tunnel.  Is it a train or... 

Its time to try one last time and level the playing field and get it right before we replace our wallets with wheelbarrows.  Is this a non partisan solution that certainly can cause no harm to America?  Is it a pie in the sky dream, liking seeing Madoff jump?  I'm sick and tired of watching those $100 bills being printed.  Maybe I've had too much time on my hands.

Here is an idea for either a constitutional amendment or at least a new law.
I propose that:

Any corporation, financial organization, company or person that receives funds from the federal government in any form including but not limited to:

  • Government grants and funds
  • Government loans and /or subsidies including but not limited to price supports and tariffs on foreign competitors
  • Tax credits targeting certain corporate behavior

Should limit the highest paid organizational compensation to an amount not to exceed that of the President of the United States of America.  Excess profits resulting from an organizational restructuring will be paid to the US Government.  This organizational compensation schedule shall remain in effect for 5 years after the receipt of the last form of government aid.  No organization or individual shall be exempt.

The rational:

If you need help from the government to stay in business, then this is a term that must be agreed upon in order to receive government benefits.  This is not a socialistic restriction on free enterprise.  It is the cost of doing business with the taxpayer.  If one becomes dependent on federal support, then it is logical to conclude that no ones' compensation for services can justifiably exceed that of the Chief Executive.  Those people and organizations that conduct business without government support can be allowed to conduct and compensate as is currently legal.  If one can make a bazillion dollars without government help, then one can enjoy the fruits of their labor.  If however the one becomes dependant on the taxpayer, the one is not entitled to compensate itself as in the fashion of a completely independent organization.   

This proposal will reduce the range between the highest paid position and that of the lowest paid to what would be a socially acceptable redistribution of wealth.  No longer will someone be able to set their salary at millions of dollars just for being at the right place and right time.  The compensation bubble must burst as well.  This may be the last chance for the taxpayer to challenge the greed and economic disparity that is placing our country at great risk.

This should be considered as a common sense solution to bridging the gap between the top and bottom in annual compensation.

Example:

A corporation receives government incentives to develop an alternate energy system.  It then follows that the taxpayer should benefit from its investment first rather than the executives of the benefiting organization.  If you can't live on $400,000 per annum, then it's a personal problem. 

I already sent this to my US Rep. and will forward this to others as well.

If you like it copy it and forward it freely.  Got to start somewhere.



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