Billionaire Claire Steps Off Her Private Jet to Attack CEOs

Mixed emotions here. I’m glad to see somebody talking boldly about CEO compensation, which has spun wildly out of control.

It just strikes me as odd that the messenger is our own billionaire Claire McCaskill, who is the 14th wealthiest member of an incredibly wealthy congress, and has a private jet at her beck and call so that she doesn’t need to brush up against commoners at the airport.

Salary caps are a nice soundbite, and Claire is milking this one for all it’s worth – probably more than it’s worth, actually, given the multiple ways that Wall Street can funnel millions without resorting to salary lines.

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