The issue as I see it is not the pay. The companies can pay their CEOs whatever they want. The issue is the heat brought on this cartoonist just because he dared to say anything about the CEO pay and raise it as an issue.
There are many crony companies. Boeing, Goldman Sachs, GE, GM, the list is long and varied. But in corn country the crony di cronies is Monsanto.
A veteran newspaper cartoonist was fired from a local newspaper in the cornbelt state of Iowa, for a piece criticizing Monsanto and other Big Agriculture companies…
…US Uncut revealed an email from his supervisor which said, “Well, believe it or not, Farm News’ 20-plus years relationship with you is over. Today I was instructed by (redacted) that we will no longer take a cartoon from you.”
“The last one, Profit, has caused a s***storm here that I do not understand,” the supervisor’s email continued. “In the eyes of some Big Ag cannot be criticized or poked fun at. The cartoon resulted in one seed dealer canceling his advertising with Farm News.”