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Monday, September 14, 2015

Trump's Tax the Rich Conservatism - Calls big CEO salaries 'disgraceful'

Conservative Populism

- - - Trump represents an interesting blend that might be called Theodore Roosevelt Conservative Populism. Kick the corrupt Elites in the groin who are gaming the system and stand up for the average American.  

(Politico)  -  Billionaire real estate developer Donald Trump says it’s “disgraceful” how much money CEOs of big companies are making, but there's not much you can do about it.

Calling into CBS' "Face the Nation" Sunday, Trump was told by host John Dickerson that CEO pay is now 350 times the average worker.

“It does bug me," Trump said. "It’s very hard if you have a free enterprise system to do anything about that. You know, the boards of companies are supposed to do it, but I know companies very well and the CEO puts in all of his friends.”

He cited Macy’s, which cut ties with him after his controversial comments about immigrants from Mexico, saying, “They put in their friends as the head of the company and they get whatever they want.”

“You see these guys making these enormous amounts of money, and it’s a total and complete joke,” Trump said.

He also reiterated his charge that hedge fund managers are getting away with murder. They're all supporting, and therefore controlling, GOP rival Jeb Bush and and Democrat Hillary Clinton, Trump said.

“They pay very little tax, and that’s going to end when I come out with my plan in about three weeks, could be sooner than that…We’re going to be reducing taxes for the middle class. But for the hedge fund guys, they’re going to be paying up,” Trump said.

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