Workers' pay growing faster than CEO salaries

September 15, 2018 |

It’s easier to fall for the siren song of socialism if you don’t question the bogus statistics that leftists like to throw around.  For instance, the claim that the average CEO makes 300 times what the average worker makes, and that CEO pay is skyrocketing compared to their workers. 

Granted, I’d love to see all good workers get a raise, but that’s not what happens under socialism (again: “Venezuela.”)  And none of the leftist claims in that first paragraph pass the smell test, as explained in detail at this must-read article from the American Thinker.

Using figures from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Census Bureau, the article reports that in 2017, the average CEO made $183,270, about three times as much as the average worker.  Back in 2005, the average CEO made $180,000, which was then about four times as much as the average worker.  Over the past 12 years, CEO pay has grown by only about 3% while the average worker’s salary has risen by 33%.  There are more such numbers that show the booming economy under Trump is not just benefiting CEOs but blue collar workers, rural workers and all other working class demographics.  

That’s not what the Democrats are telling you leading up to the election, of course.  They’d like you to believe that you're being exploited by capitalism and that all CEOs are insanely rich megalomaniacs paying themselves billions while their workers are overworked, underpaid serfs afraid to speak their minds and unable to survive on their paychecks without food stamps.  But that’s not true of all CEOs, only a small handful -- and mostly the extremely liberal ones in Silicon Valley who are bankrolling the Democrats. 


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  • R. Moore

    09/15/2018 03:44 PM

    The jobs market must be soaring, Governor, as my 50+ y/o hubby cannot get employment agencies to return his calls or reply online!!! Is there a secret to this modern-day jobs market? We are sinking fast, losing hope. Please help!

  • Phil Conner

    09/15/2018 03:28 PM

    When crafting a self serving narrative, it’s useful not to let facts get in the way.
    Unfortunately, too many Americans today rely social media for their educational needs, and our educational institutions are now controlled by leftists. You have to give them credit for seeing the potential long ago.