The AVERAGE salary for the top 10 highest paid celebrities is $100,000,000 while the AVERAGE salary for the top 10 highest paid CEO’s is $43,000,000.
So why does Obama go after the CEO’s? Why does he want to put a cap on their salary? Why did Obama want to run General Motors? Why did Obama force the banks to take bailouts?
If you gave the most obvious answer - that Hollywood supports the left, you would be wrong. It’s all about power. Politicians can ‘control’ corporations by controlling those at the top. By running GM, Obama could force them to build the Volt. By holding the sword over the banking industry, the banks can be forced to make bad loans. Politicians can’t have any power over celebrities without serious repercussions.
Excerpts from another brilliant article by Walter E. Williams…..
Why is it that rich CEOs are demonized and not celebrities? A clue might be found if you asked: Who's doing the demonizing? It turns out that the demonizing is led by politicians and leftists with the help of the news media, and like sheep, the public often goes along. .. Why demonize CEOs? If all CEOs worked for nothing, it would mean absolutely little or nothing to the average American's bottom line.
For politicians, it's another story: Demonize people whose power you want to usurp. That's the typical way totalitarians gain power. They give the masses someone to hate. In 18th-century France, it was Maximilien Robespierre's promoting hatred of the aristocracy that was the key to his acquiring more dictatorial power than the aristocracy had ever had. In the 20th century, the communists gained power by promoting public hatred of the czars and capitalists. In Germany, Adolf Hitler gained power by promoting hatred of Jews and Bolsheviks. In each case, the power gained led to greater misery and bloodshed than anything the old regime could have done…
I am saying that promoting jealousy, fear and hate is an effective strategy for politicians and their liberal followers to control and micromanage businesses. It's not about the amount of money people earn. If it were, politicians and leftists would be promoting jealousy, fear and hate toward multimillionaire Hollywood and celebrities and sports stars, such as LeBron James ($48 million), Tiger Woods ($75 million) and Peyton Manning ($38 million). But there is no way that politicians could take over the roles of Oprah Winfrey, Lady Gaga and LeBron James. That means celebrities can make any amount of money they want and it matters not one iota politically.
The Occupy Wall Street crowd shouldn't focus its anger at wealthy CEOs. A far more appropriate target would be the U.S. Congress.[and the White House]