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    Quote Originally Posted by LeMarchand View Post
    Possibly (though I have reservations), but it's not just at CEO level that people apply that theory. It seems to be that once people are paid more than £50k (wild guess) they seemingly become "difficult to replace" and have to be pandered to. I suspect that in reality many people could do an equally good/bad job but don't have the contacts to get the job.
    again youre probably right but i suspect thats the perceived logic if fred has worked here for 10 years got to level x he must know what hes doing wed better keep him happy/not rock the boat

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    No, so they are failing in their duty to make as much moolah as possible.
    possibly but as its not quantifiable and possibly tax deductible who knows

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    It was more the people you'd see in various vox pops that I was thinking about. The sort of people who would almost certainly benefit from Obama's ideas, but who found them "un-American",
    again probably "cherry picked" fox news viewers who only ever hear the it will cost money argument rather than in the long run it will save money and lives

    (same as tarp apparently all the money loaned out has come back with interest so the government made money on giving away cash (banks are different though)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeMarchand View Post
    I sometimes feel that those in power are so out of touch with how angry us "commoners" are that we're inching closer to revolution.

    Mind you, as long as the majority of the public aren't starving and have enough drivel on the TV to amuse them they'll stay relatively docile. Am I the only one who suspects "Downton" is in fact subtle brainwashing for the coming days when going into service is a common career choice?
    More soma for Lemarchand!

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    More soma for Lemarchand!
    I'm sure most politicians look on BNW as a manual rather than a warning!

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