Do you favor the Government setting caps on the total compensation of CEOs in the private sector?

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    Feb 07, 2012 1:33 PM GMT
    This is not intended to be a flame thread and I hope the discussion will remain civil.

    While there is some good to come from discussions with those having different points of view, it also seems difficult at times to have fruitful discussions when folks have fundamentally different world views or values. Much of the political differences today involve what the proper role of government should be. I thought this is a very basic question to see if there are areas we tend to agree, or if the differences are substantial.

    To start off, my view is the CEO compensation is none of the Government's business.
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    Feb 07, 2012 1:40 PM GMT
    Only if the company is receiving significant money from the government as in the case of TARP recipients or the auto industry.
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    Feb 07, 2012 1:44 PM GMT
    Christian73 saidOnly if the company is receiving significant money from the government as in the case of TARP recipients or the auto industry.

    I don't disagree in this case. If a company receives government aid, then I don't think of them as being completely in the private sector. The offerer of aid, whether it be government or another private entity can demand whatever they want, and the company can take it or leave it.
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    Feb 07, 2012 2:14 PM GMT
    ya let's do it!

    I don't think it will help much because they will just find ways around it, but it might do some good.
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    Feb 07, 2012 2:31 PM GMT
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    Christian73 saidOnly if the company is receiving significant money from the government as in the case of TARP recipients or the auto industry.

    I don't disagree in this case. If a company receives government aid, then I don't think of them as being completely in the private sector. The offerer of aid, whether it be government or another private entity can demand whatever they want, and the company can take it or leave it.



    I agree with this as well. The government really has no business in this otherwise.