Affleck: Stop Over-Paying People Who Contribute So Little
Ben Affleck, who gets paid a reported $10 million per film, is concerned about people on Wall Street making so much money while contributing so little.
people shouldn't make such a giant profit off just moving money back and forth. And CEOs' pay shouldn't be 200 times the average worker. It used to be nine times.
Good liberal talking point, but should movie actors, in Affleck's vision of government control, be paid a quarter of a million dollars for a day's "work?"
The Oscar winner was mistakenly sent two $250,000 payments for attending the star-studded grand opening of an $80 million casino at the famed Geenbrier resort in White Sulphur Springs on July 2nd.
Affleck thinks the pay on Wall Street is immoral, and, he thinks he's channeling his inner Tea Party when he says so outloud.
Okay, maybe it's legal and maybe it passes muster with shareholders. But there's something about us that fundamentally feels it isn't right. And I think that's the frustration that you feel on people speaking out from the left. I think it's the same frustration you hear from Tea Party activists. And that tells you that it's common to the entire spectrum of American people. We have a deep sense that what's happening is wrong and unethical and that we are in decline because we've lost our moral compass.
I'm more concerned about how much of that CEO pay ends up in the pockets of those who make policy.