Chris McKitterick (mckitterick) wrote,
Chris McKitterick

the rich get richer

I just heard on the radio that the CEO of Exxon-Mobil retired with a

$400,000,000 (Four Hundred Million - Half a Billion - Dollar)


This after a year of record oil-company profits and killer gas prices.

This is also after Congress shot down a rise in the minimum wage. (And voted themselves another $30,000 raise.)

How is this legal? Anyone with a single brain cell can see this is unethical, anti-ethical, downright sick, but is it legal? If so, something is wrong with the laws in this country.

I feel sick to my stomach thinking about this. I mean, if that half-billion retirement gift were spread out among all the minimum-wage earners in this country, they could all get a nice raise. Jesus, and he's only one man. Sick.
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