Congress: Cap CEO pay at 50x salary of the average worker

To: United States Congress

Congress: Cap CEO pay at 50x salary of the average worker
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The ratio of CEO pay in the United States has ballooned to 380 times that of the average worker. Pass legislation to limit the salary of CEOs to 50 times as much as the average employee at their companies.

Why is this important?

A recent viral video highlighted how massive wealth inequality in the U.S. has become in recent years, with the richest 1% of the country possessing more money than the poorest 80% combined. A major driver of this inequality is pay disparity, with CEOs in Fortune 500 companies now making 380 times as much money as the average worker. This is a massive increase from 1980, when CEOs were making 42 times as much as the average worker.

To help rectify this problem, Congress needs to pass legislation that caps the ratio of CEO pay to average worker pay at 50 times. CEOs can still be very well compensated, but this will help to drive down the massive disparity we're facing right now. Sign this petition to demand Congress help fix our income inequality problem by capping CEO pay.

View the viral video here: http://mashable.com/2013/03/02/wealth-inequality/

REFERENCE
http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2012/04/19/467516/ceo-pay-gap-2011/
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Reasons for signing

  • thomas s. 2014-01-30 13:24:59 -0800
    CEO's are just MANAGEMENT. They're not star scientists or something like that. They're just doing day-in and day-out kind of stuff that anybody could do. Their position at the top of the tyranny is the only reason they're getting paid so much. With unlimited power comes harm. That's what we're seeing with CEO pay. There must be limits.
  • Travis S. 2013-12-09 07:15:08 -0800
    The middle class has been systematically eliminated in this country. It is out of control. They are so out of touch with economic reality, and the woes of the common working man, and they have contributed absolutely nothing to mankind in ANY WAY SHAPE OR FORM!
  • Talia T. 2013-12-07 06:46:02 -0800
    How do these guys make their $$$$???? Off of the backs of those working for them. Cap it.