Friday, August 13, 2010

Unemployment Benefits For The Rich.

After a round of golf with one of my rich Republican friends, a discussion broke out about the economy.  My friend said the problem was there's not enough money in circulation because people lack confidence in the country's  leadership.  I told him to start spending. The real problem is too much money is in the hands of too few people.

Mark Hurd
While the Republicans try to kill unemployment benefits for working class people, they have no problem with their buddies taking multi-million dollar severance packages for screwing up the economy.

What would you expect to happen if you falsified your expense records and sexually harassed a co-worker?  You get your ass fired, at the least, or in jail at the worst.  However, if you're Mark Hurd, CEO of HP, you get a 30 million dollar going away present.

Of course, HP has a habit of paying off bad CEOs.  They gave Carly Fiorina  21 million to just get lost.  Now she's running for Senator from California.  Why screw up one company when you can fuck over the whole nation.

Turns out Hurd and Fiorina are just small potatoes.  William McGuire, former CEO of UnitedHealth Group received 1.2 billion to settle some civil and SEC suits. To see who the really big winners are in the golden severance package race, click here.

When I am King, no CEO will be paid more than a 100 times the salary of the lowest paid company employee.  There will be no severance packages.  But, they will be able to draw the same unemployment benefits as the rest of the working class.  That should get some money in circulation.


  1. Just wanted to say that I'm really enjoying your blog so far! Keep up the great work!

  2. I like the idea of a 100 times maximum pay disparity, but make sure you include employees of their subcontractors.

  3. That means the guys who head up the company I work at would make $750.00 an hour. Not bad. Really, I would love to make that, as it's almost 100 times what I make. In fact, I don't think they even make that much.