Executive Excess 2012: The CEO Hands in Uncle Sam’s Pocket

How our tax dollars subsidize exorbitant executive pay

Executive Excess 2012In their latest Executive Excess annual report, the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) takes a close look at the most lucrative tax incentives and subsidies behind bloated CEO pay and highlight those executives who have reaped the highest rewards from tax code provisions that actively encourage outrageously disproportionate executive pay.

“The four most direct tax subsidies for excessive executive pay cost taxpayers an estimated $14.4 billion per year—$46 for every American man, woman, and child. That amount could also cover the annual cost of hiring 211,732 elementary-school teachers or creating 241,593 clean-energy jobs.”

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