High Executive Compensation For Me But Not For Thee

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    The beam in CalPERS's eye
    Why do you notice the splinter in your brother’s eye, but do not perceive the wooden beam in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove that splinter from your eye,’ while the wooden beam is in your eye? You hypocrite, remove the wooden beam from your eye first; then you will see clearly to remove the splinter from your brother’s eye.
    Keith Paul Bishop calls out CalPERS' hypocrisy:
    A few weeks ago, CalPERS’ Director of Corporate Governance, Anne Simpson, sent a letter to the Securities and Exchange Commission in support of the SEC’s proposed pay for performance disclosure rule. Her letter notes CalPERS’ belief that “Compensation of executives in publicly listed companies should be driven predominantly by performance.” ...
    As noted last week, CalPERS’ Chief Investment Officer is California’s highest paid civil servant (excluding the UC system). According to the Sacramento Bee’s state worker salary database, the CIO’s total pay for 2014 was $745,000, up over 36% from $547,000 for the year before. According to Pensions & Investments, CalPERS is reporting preliminary and very anemic investment returns of 2.4% for its fiscal year ended June 30. According to the same article, this is 5.1% below CalPERS’ assumed return.


    I cannot express my complete hatred of public service unions without getting banned.
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