<div>Many will not read the article from Fortune at the web link I gave, but some of the quotes from that article are so incredible, given who they come from, I thought I'd forward them in a separate post.</div>
<div>No, these are not anti-business leftists or collectivists talking... Can we skip the over simplifying stereotypes and derogatory labels to discuss reality for a change? The statements after the web link are from the Fortune article:
<div>How bad are things? Here's one wise man's assessment: "About half of American industry has grossly unfair compensation systems where the top executives are paid too much," says Charlie Munger, Warren Buffett's partner at Berkshire Hathaway.
<p>Florida governor Jeb Bush - a pro-market conservative - is even more blunt. Out-of-control compensation, he believes, is "a threat to capitalism." </p>
<p>Says Bush: "Large rewards for great results can still be attacked, but they're very defensible. But if the rewards for CEOs and their teams become extraordinarily high with no link to performance - and shareholders are left holding the bag - then it undermines people's confidence in capitalism itself."
<p>"In the time of the French Revolution," wrote conservative Bill O'Reilly of Fox News about the golden goodbye <a href="http://money.cnn.com/quote/quote.html?symb=XOM"><font color="#003399">Exxon</font></a> (
<a href="http://money.cnn.com/quote/chart/chart.html?symb=XOM"><font color="#003399">Charts</font></a>) handed its outgoing leader, "Lee Raymond and his $400 million pension would be running one step ahead of the guillotine." (Actually, Bill, only $98 million of that princely sum was the pension, but we take your point.)