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A new study released today by the AFL-CIO shows the top corporate big wigs and their pensions. And who says there isn't a growing class divide in this country?

CEO Golden Years: The Top 25 Largest CEO Pensions

Pfizer Inc. Henry A. McKinnell $6,518,459
Exxon Mobil Corp. Lee R. Raymond $6,500,000
AT&T Inc. Edward E. Whitacre $5,494,107
UnitedHealth Group Inc. William W. McGuire $5,092,000
IBM Corp. Samuel J. Palmisano $4,000,000
Home Depot Inc. Robert L. Nardelli $3,875,000
Colgate-Palmolive Co. Reuben Mark $3,700,000
Comcast Corp. Brian L. Roberts $3,600,000
Bank of America Corp. Kenneth D. Lewis $3,486,425
Union Pacific Corp. Richard K. Davidson $2,700,000
Exelon Corp. John W. Rowe $2,600,000
ConocoPhilips James J. Mulva $2,600,000
Lockheed Martin Corp. Vance D. Coffman $2,591,856
(business of making bombs was never so good)
Robert Half International Inc. Harold M. Messmer $2,555,000
BellSouth Corp. F. Duane Ackerman $2,512,300
Anheuser-Busch Companies Inc. Patrick T. Stokes $2,500,000
Mattel Inc. Robert A. Eckert $2,500,000
Coca-Cola Co. E. Neville Isdell $2,500,000
Prudential Financial Inc. Arthur F. Ryan $2,456,000
FPL Group Inc. Lewis Hay $2,430,134
Eli Lilly and Co. Sidney Taurel $2,300,000
General Electric Co. Jeffrey R. Immelt $2,300,000
Valero Energy Corp. William E. Greehey $2,236,000
Countrywide Financial Corp.Angelo R. Mozilo $2,171,358
PepsiCo, Inc. Steven S. Reinemund $2,170,870

Cut those American jobs, cut those benefits get yourself a fat pension.

In other economic waste news, I got a chance to see the most vile, disgusting, obnoxious and mind numbing show on television. If you want a lesson in waste, self absorption, and complete ignorance to the suffering and problems of a greater world watch this. More plastic than the toy aisle at Wal-Mart. The show makes me literally sick to my stomach to watch. Seriously.

5 interested person(s)

i said... @ 4/07/2006 10:02:00 PM

this is an absolutely radical blog you've got here. good post too....

bellingham represent.

K. said... @ 4/08/2006 06:54:00 AM

Thx I. I dig the graphic layout and pictures on your pages. I need to hit you up with a link as soon as I update my blog roll.

Danny said... @ 4/08/2006 08:35:00 PM

That's funny because really only Union Pacific(UNP) did well over the last year. Pfizer(PFE), IBM(IBM), and Comcast(CMCSA) actually decreased in value as well as others lower on the list I'm sure. Just goes to chow you people will take as much money as they can get regardless of what they are doing to get it.

Laws said... @ 4/12/2006 04:40:00 AM

A bit further up you mention your boy Lee who plays for the Cubs is about to start on $13million a year. That's more than the head of Exxon and Pfizer combined. While i hear that they are basically the devil's right and left hand, you think Lee is gonna spend it all on children's playgrounds and helping his neighbouthood. Or is he going to spend it on a floor length mink coat and an SUV?

Great blog though, thanks for putting me on to Diplo.

K. said... @ 4/12/2006 08:18:00 AM

No prob on the Diplo Laws.
very very good point made about athlete salaries. Dont get me wrong I think Lee is a great baseball player. Is anybody that hits the ball with a stick worth 13 million a season? absolutely not.

I have no clue what Lee spends his cash on but I think your assertion that its not all going to charity and playgrounds is a safe one. The wage system in this country is seriously screwed up.

Ideally teachers, doctors, should be making the money that athletes make. You raise a very good point Laws. Always love some discussion.

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