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Protest $44 Million CEO Payoff for Twenty Minutes of Employment ACTION


Business  (tags: money, corruption, business, corporate, ethics, greed, economy, law, energy )

Nancy
- 862 days ago - forcechange.com
Bill Johnson has obtained perhaps the most outrageous payment in the history of employment: after being placed in charge of a $26 billion coalition between Duke Energy and Prospect Energy, Johnson was in control of the company for a full twenty minutes...



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Sue H. (7)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 5:34 pm
Obscene. How is this even possible?
 

Jason S. (57)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 7:37 pm
thanks, signed
 

(0)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 7:55 pm
Signed, thanks
 

Sara W. (110)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 9:06 pm
Signed. Thanks, Nancy!
 

Dandelion G. (383)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 9:28 pm
Your signature has been recorded. Another scam. As people are having their lights shut off due to low income and lack of work, this man gets $44 million for 20 minutes of what, to rob us, that is what he did. Costs of energy could be lowered for all, or perhaps this $44 million could go to a fund to help the Elders and Disabled. Until the people stand up to this, as Sue said, Obscene, actions, they will keep doing this to us over and over. Really people has anything stopped since the Enron crap? They got away with it then, they get away with it today, and the Banksters with the tanking of the worlds economy, yet what happens to them? Nothing, but we all suffer, over and over again.
 

Terry King (109)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 10:07 pm
done
 

Sue L. (67)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 10:14 pm
Oh no, of course we don't need regulation and oversight of businesses and banks. They clearly have the best interest of the poor and middle class in mind.
 

Giana Peranio-Paz (394)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 11:15 pm
Unbelievable. When you just think towards what causes this money could go!!!
 

Michael Carney (212)
Wednesday August 8, 2012, 11:21 pm
Noted, and signed...My question is why aren't these thieving bastards in jail? They have basically ruined our Country...I personally feel, that for the crimes these people have committed, some of them should be put to death...And yet, they still f**k us every day...If any of us, did anything like what these guys do, we'd never be seen or heard from again...
 

Jytte Nhanenge (64)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 12:01 am
Indeed, somebody has to pay that money, and again that is the small people, the clients. Forty four million USD does not come flying through the air, it is taken from some account paid in by customer fees. However, the bottom line is still: as long as the American citizens accept this unethical way of dealing from its leaders and do not take to the streets in peaceful and non-cooperative protests, then this way of dealing will continue. And it is spilling over to the rest of the world.

Thank you Nancy. I have with great pleasure signed this petition, but regretfully Mr. Johnson and the other crooked CEOs will merely see the petition as a small inconvenience, not a real threat to their activities. They may even laugh. However, I believe in the saying, "the one who laugh the last laugh the best."
 

Past Member (0)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 1:01 am
Thank you, signed
 

Pat A. (116)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 3:12 am
"According to thinkprogress.org, “[The] average CEO pay is now 380 times the pay of the average worker, and CEO pay has grown 127 times faster than worker pay over the last 30 years.” That says it all! Arrgghh! We have somehow got to stop the majority of people being so apathetic! (Signed).
 

Carol H. (229)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 4:02 am
signed and noted
 

Danny M. (90)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 5:45 am
Already signed, now noted. Thanks Nancy!
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 7:59 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Craig Pittman (47)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 8:07 am
This boggles the mind. And we wonder why there is a growing gap between the wealthy and the rest of us!
Thanks Nancy.
 

DORIS L. (61)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 9:51 am
Signed. Pure greed is the politest thing I can say.
 

Jim Phillips (3201)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 11:44 am
Petition signed.
There are other methods for an investigation... But, alas, those other methods are "questionable"...

Just plain obscene!

Johnson, Duke Energy and Prospect Energy must be investigated.

Duke Energy is not a reputable company.

Ty, Nancy.
.
 

Robert O. (12)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 3:41 pm
Definitely signed and filed away in the WTF? file. How anybody can walk away with a payday like that is beyond me! It hurts my head and turns my stomach. Thank you Nancy.
 

Helen Porter (40)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 3:54 pm
I'm gonna tell ya something, them power guys, with raises as they choose, could bail America out of debt , if they gave a damn! And it would only empty one or two of their "piggy" banks. Wouln't faze their overseas
secret accounts.

 

Helen Porter (40)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 3:57 pm
There used to be a saying when I was a youngun'...."Them that has gets".
 

SuSanne P. (186)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 4:34 pm
Your signature has been recorded.
TY dear. None of my messages are going through (as I now know to send each to myself as well). None of my notes either. Will try again later.
 

Vicky P. (466)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 6:26 pm
signed and noted
 

Iona Kentwell (134)
Thursday August 9, 2012, 7:16 pm
This is disgusting. Imagine if the top 1% gave 1% how much better the US would be. Even in a country that still supports philanthropy so many take so much leaving so little and caring even less.
 

aj E. (164)
Friday August 10, 2012, 12:17 pm
signed.
 

Lisa Neste (711)
Friday August 10, 2012, 12:43 pm
Signed, thanks!
 

Kay M. (348)
Friday August 10, 2012, 2:10 pm
grrr
 

Past Member (0)
Friday August 10, 2012, 2:46 pm
signed, TU Nancy
 

Judy C. (100)
Friday August 10, 2012, 6:03 pm
Signed. Thanks Nancy.
 

Regina P. (79)
Friday August 10, 2012, 7:46 pm
signed.
 

Herbert E. (10)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 4:49 am
Ahhh the poor guy, how can he live on that measly payment ? Others have to work their lifetime and don't earn a million. Signed natch.
 

Michela m. (3955)
Saturday August 11, 2012, 6:11 am
S&N
 

Teresa Cowley (274)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 4:22 am
This is simply disgusting! We have hard-working people tossed out of their jobs, homeless and hungry, through no fault of their own--and THIS POS wants 44million $$ for twenty minutes work? Can't even say what I REALLY feel--I'll embarrass myself and get bleeped off Care2!!
 

Vincenzo Correale (197)
Sunday August 12, 2012, 10:58 am
Harsh reality of what this world has come to.
 

Beth FS (149)
Monday August 13, 2012, 9:46 am
Signed of course. thanks Nancy, this is despicable...
 

Barbara K. (75)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 12:53 pm
Where are the stockholders? Aren't they entitled to dividends on profits? Do they have nothing to say and no vote in this theft? If I were a stockholder in a company that did this, I would dump my stock and encourage as many as possible to do the same. Let the company go belly-up.
 

Joe R. (190)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 1:34 pm
Obscene. Signed and noted.
 

Edwin M. (356)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 3:51 pm
Their thievery is so blatant they don't even try to hide it anymore.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (280)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 7:26 pm
SIGNED
 

Jonjon Hoy (146)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 7:42 pm
WTF 44 Million in 20 minutes. Takes about that long to hack someones account to transfer. Signing this and hope this CEO can explain every red cent as I'm sure he has loop holes. Yellow Belly Up this Bas***d big times. Where's the IRS in this?
 

Susanne R. (249)
Saturday August 25, 2012, 11:59 pm
It states in the petition that "this is not the first time Johnson has been involved in questionable business ethics. During his 'career,' Johnson has been on the receiving end of several CEO compensation bonuses."

Bill Johnson is one expensive whore! Unfortunately, it's the taxpayers and consumers who will end up getting screwed!

Gladly signed and noted!
 

Dandelion G. (383)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 6:31 am
Yup, and it's these types that would begrude an unemployment single Mother a few Food Stamps to feed her hungry children, the Elders their medications, and the Teachers a fair wage for what they do each day.
 

Cynthia not well (340)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 7:33 am
Signed gladly TY Nancy and Dandelion
 

Gloria picchetti (300)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 12:20 pm
Signed. I could use about twenty seconds of that kind of salary!
 

Mary T. (185)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 1:58 pm
Outrageous, Gladly signed, Thanks Nancy and Dandelion for the forward.
 

Stuart Thomas (519)
Sunday August 26, 2012, 3:08 pm
Noted, signed, and submitted. Thanks Nancy.
 

Kevin A. (68)
Monday August 27, 2012, 4:47 pm
Joe R used the very word I was going to use. Obscene!
 

Lois Jordan (58)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 6:19 pm
Signed & Noted. Thanks, Nancy...and Dandelion for the link.
 

Judy C. (100)
Sunday September 2, 2012, 11:39 pm
Signed. This is beyond disgusting: “[The] average CEO pay is now 380 times the pay of the average worker, and CEO pay has grown 127 times faster than worker pay over the last 30 years.” Johnson’s ridiculous payoffs – especially this $44 million dollar paycheck – must be stopped." So much money is wasted on paying CEO's who are often up to no good, in addition to receiving insane sums of money and perks. Thanks Dandelion and Nancy.
 

Patricia Cannell (764)
Sunday September 23, 2012, 7:15 am
Incredible! Signed and noted!
 
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