Tuesday, December 13, 2005


Median compensation for CEOs of big companies is up almost 150% since Bush took office.

Notice the slight increase from 1999 to 2000 (the last two full years of the Clinton presidency) -- and then the big leap in 2001. I seem to recall that 2001 was kind of a bad year, for a lot of reasons. For these guys, apparently it wasn't. Neither were any of the years after that.

If you want a rough comparison of what ordinary people are going through, look at the far-right portion of this graph.

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