The U.S. Government Should Not Subsidize Outrageous CEO Pay

Close the Tax Loophole that Rewards Reckless Profiteering with Government-funded Multimillion-Dollar Bonuses


The U.S. government SHOULD NOT give free money to corporations so that CEOs can receive million-dollar bonuses.

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Legislation to Close the Loophole


With the help of Public Citizen, the Stop Subsidizing Multimillion Dollar Corporate Bonuses Act (PDF) was introduced in Congress on August 1, 2013.


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19704 1 month ago Anonymous Who a candidate is supported by pre-election, is who a President supports post-election. CEOs vs. the American people: who funds your candidate?
19703 1 month ago Sean Allphin
19702 1 month ago Karen Milliken
19701 1 month ago Michael Barber
19700 4 months ago mike Slave wage taxpayer should not be impoverished to facilitate ceo and corp tax cheats
19699 4 months ago Connie Andrus
19698 4 months ago Blake Winter
19697 12 months ago Jo Ellen Bate
19696 1 year ago marc myers
19695 2 years ago Kevin Silas
19694 2 years ago Eliot Schickler
19693 2.2 years ago PAULINE GREEN
19692 2.2 years ago PAULA JENSEN
19691 2.2 years ago KATE JENSEN
19690 2.2 years ago nancy strong
19689 2.2 years ago William Weir
19688 2.2 years ago sharon hunter I have a plan: Why not mandate that all US CEO's earn $1.-- annually, plus perhaps extra based on the income of their minimum-wage employees? Income from employees stagnating at minimum wage? No ext...
19687 2.2 years ago Rebecca Gutierrez
19686 2.2 years ago Karen Asher
19685 2.2 years ago Ann Jarvis
19684 2.2 years ago Lynn Snyder
19683 2.2 years ago Rebecca Kane BigCorp welfare is a travesty. FatCats enjoying taxpayer funded loopholes, tax breaks and tax cuts at the expense of the middle class and social programs for the poorneed to be stopped. Tax dollars ...
19682 2.2 years ago Suzanne Deerlyjohnson
19681 2.3 years ago Connie Jean
19680 2.3 years ago Anonymous
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