As it has come up in multiple threads figure it needs its own. I feel CEO pay is out of control. CEO pays raises are going quicker than profits are rising. Take for example this from 2007 http://consumerist.com/2007/04/ceo-pay-up-298-average-workers-43-1995-2005.html Corporate profits up little over 100% yet CEO pay is up nearly 300%...... (average work pay went up 4% during the same time) In 1980 CEO pay was 20-40 times average worker and today it is over 400 times that. No one has explain to me why everything is so top heavy and getting worse. No one has come up with a good reason for why things are so top heavy. It is a sad that this top heavy crap is almost to the point that the government needs to step in to protect the economy and the people itself. So some one explain why a CEO should make so much more than the people who really earn the money. 40 times yeah I can understand but 400 more than average being the average CEO pay. Come on.