This So-Called Post-Post-Racial Life

October 28, 2009

85 Years as President…

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , — pprscribe @ 9:12 am

…That is how long it would take Barack Obama (or any POTUS at the current pay) to make what the CEO of Hewlitt-Packard makes in 1 year. This, according to the graphic reproduced here (from this original piece). Of course, we cannot all be leader of the fee world. If you are an “average worker” making around $40K, it will take you 836 years to reach H-P CEO bank.

I’ve heard some say that the next world war will be fought over water. Perhaps. But will the next US revolution be fought over income disparities?

Doesn’t seem plausible, IMO. Many folks seem to think that they—with hard work and a “quality education”—might one day pull down H-P CEO-type money, or position their kids so that they might. In the meantime, so much more efficient to blame affirmative action or immigration for any lack of personal income power.



  1. I believe the next American revolution will be fought over disparities in wealth, rather than income.

    Comment by MIB — October 31, 2009 @ 12:01 pm

  2. MIB, I agree. I think it is wealth more so than income that is the kicker in terms of disparity. I still do not think people will get mad enough to do anything about it, though.

    Comment by pprscribe — November 3, 2009 @ 7:17 pm

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