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If Switzerland Can Crack Down on CEOs, Why Not the US?


Business  (tags: CEO's, Citizens United v. FEC, Regulations, Economy, Switzerland, U.S )

Judy
- 597 days ago - thenation.com
Does anyone seriously doubt that, if America had the same national referendum system that Switzerland does, voters in the United States would vote just as aggressively as the Swiss have to curb CEO abuses?



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Suheyla C. (229)
Monday March 4, 2013, 5:32 pm
Thank you dear Judy
noted
 

Mike M. (55)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 12:36 pm
Because the CEO's, one percents and the Republican party stop anything that stops there quest to make the US theirs and you will have to pay a high rent to stay
 

Gloria picchetti (297)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 2:17 pm
Frist of all Switzerland takes care of people while the US takes care of corporations.
 

Shirley B. (5)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 3:27 pm
Amen to that, Gloria. TY Judy
 

Joanne Dixon (40)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 4:09 pm
Yes. Dammit.
 

Birgit W. (147)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 4:26 pm
Noted
 

Helen Porter (40)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 9:27 pm
noted
 

Carla van der Meer (506)
Tuesday March 5, 2013, 10:24 pm
Thanks for sharing.
 

Robert O. (12)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 1:20 am
Thanks Judy.
 

Kerrie G. (135)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 6:25 am
Noted, thanks.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 7:23 am
Different form of government? And the fact that “I never said that my goal was the reduction of salaries. I just want shareholders to take responsibility for the levels of remuneration. If the shareholders want to waste company money by paying exorbitant amounts, that’s their problem.”
 

Angelika R. (142)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 10:13 am
Thx Judy. You truly need to look for and hopefully find a way to counteract your system. The question is very valid. If the WILLPOWER from the people is there, in overwhelming mass voices, it can be done! But it will never succeed as long as there is still way too much indifference!
 

Carla van der Meer (506)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 2:06 pm
If someone muzzled the repugs, maybe something could be done about greedy CEOs.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 3:06 pm
This can help crack down on run-away CEOs, please sign;
http://www.thepetitionsite.com/257/834/410/economic-security/
https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/economic-and-national-security/xM2Xr5w1
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 3:47 pm
Thanks for posting this, Judy. Americans need to know the type of shenanigans going on here with CEO oversized pay, and that other countries are taking the lead in reining this in. Maybe some type of "national call-in day" to members of Congress, asking them to address this would prompt them to initiate a bill.
 

Birgit W. (147)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 4:52 pm
Noted
 

Colleen L. (2)
Wednesday March 6, 2013, 9:18 pm
Wish we could invite some of these people from Switzerland to give lectures to teach the US how to do it!
It makes me ill to see the amounts these CEO's are being paid. Thanks Judy
 

EARTHDAY IS EVERYDAY (97)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 12:48 am
Thanks for presenting this article, Judy.
Noted.
 

Judy C. (108)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 6:34 am
Thanks for all our comments, everybody. I do wish more people realized what was really happening to our economy. You'd think that their descent into poverty would urge them to get a clue!
 

Angelika R. (142)
Thursday March 7, 2013, 11:09 am
Colleen- Switzerland had a REFERENDUM on this issue-a true DEMOCRATIC WAY! Sadly the US is FAR from such democratic means and that is why you need other measures of pressure. You all should also watch the video Dandelion posted ! (Wealth Inequality in America . - http://www.care2.com/news/member/901507364/3542749 )
 
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