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View Diary: Money-saving Suggestions for Congress to Consider (96 comments)

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  •  Great suggestions (6+ / 0-)

    While I have seen a number of your other suggestions proposed before, I don't recall seeing suggestion #2 before

    It would nice to see this suggestion being picked up by the liberal media.  

    And maybe you should start a petition on we the people to get it some exposure.  

    •  Agree - Might try the Whitehouse petition site. (2+ / 0-)
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      Words In Action, Lujane

      Can't find a link at this moment, but it's useful.

      Issues could be grouped, or all gathered under tax reform - as long as you have a succint and strong description in the first dozen words or so.

    •  Most people don't know about this unless they (3+ / 0-)
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      night cat, WheninRome, flowerfarmer

      take the time to read proxy statements put out by corporations.  Just as an example, Robert Niblock had a salary of $1,155,000 in 2011 as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Lowes, yet his total pay for the year was $11,642,743.

      Similarly, CEO of Citibank Vikram Pandit's salary was $1,671,370 for 2011 but his total pay was $14,857,103.

      And John Havens, who is also an executive with Citibank, only had $500,000 in salary but his total pay was $12,984,481.

      All subsidized by us taxpayers.  Maybe a petition is a good idea - I've been bugging my Congressional representatives about it for years and that hasn't helped.

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