Was that 10 million dollars to one or $10 million to each as a bonus/award?
After hearing the stories of grand parties given by wealthy CEO's like the fellow who peed on the $6000 ice sculptor, it's hard to support the idea of corporation leader's making 500 times the amount of the other workers in the corporation.
And, oh, yes, the economic con-game that finally became unsupportable and undisguisable . . . doesn't appear that the higher-ups in banks or financial institutions or insurance companies can handle large amounts of money responsibly.
So who should receive the highest salaries if we use a pay scale on importance to civil society? Lots of people give the following list:
police, fire fighters, teachers and sanitation engineers/workers
I agree with all of the above.
I notice in discussions the idea of sanitation engineers/workers fall out of the discussion early. Think bubonic plague. Think huge stinking piles of unavoidable garbage never to leave the sides of the streets. Think sewage running out of the water faucets of the house. When these types of issues are considered perhaps the importance of clean environs will outweigh the prejudice against the garbage truck workers.
Isn't it time to turn capitalistic wealth on its head and pay people who work hard and save lives?
My first nomination for a million dollar bonus is Jim Howard a policeman working as a high school security officer. I heard him tell his story at the following link.
What do you think?
The Story from American Public Media The program titled "Protecting the Kids" http://thestory.org/archive/the_story_717_Public_Defender.mp3/view
"Jim Howard works as a school resource officer. Among other responsibilities, it's his job to stand at the front door while kids pour in and out of Fike High School in Wilson, N.C. Jim never expected to be in this job long. But in his first year, a student died tragically, and Jim found himself with an unexpectedly important role to play. Seventeen years later, Jim is still there."