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Sidney Poitier: Cap CEO Salaries In Hollywood and Everywhere Else
CNSNews.com ^ | Thursday, February 19, 2009 | Nicholas Ballasy

Posted on 02/19/2009 4:21:45 PM PST by TaoOfSteve

Academy award-winning actor Sidney Poitier told CNSNews.com that the salaries of CEOs everywhere, not just those of U.S. banks, should be capped at $500,000 per year. At the beginning of February, President Obama put a $500,000 per year cap on the salaries of bank CEOs as part of the $700 billion financial bailout.

When asked if the salaries of CEOs in Hollywood should be capped at $500,000 per year given the current economic crisis, Poitier said the cap should not be restricted to just Hollywood or U.S. banks.

(Excerpt) Read more at cnsnews.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy
KEYWORDS: bailout; ceo; hollywood; obama; paycap; poitier; socialists
Excellent. In the fascist feeding frenzy, their duller lights are starting to eat their own. Go Sidney!
1 posted on 02/19/2009 4:21:46 PM PST by TaoOfSteve
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To: TaoOfSteve

why not ALL salaries??


2 posted on 02/19/2009 4:22:12 PM PST by GeronL (Hey, won't you be my Face Book friend??)
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To: TaoOfSteve

good little brownshirt


3 posted on 02/19/2009 4:23:14 PM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: TaoOfSteve

A-men! Cap actor salaries! Or just cap ‘em!


4 posted on 02/19/2009 4:23:37 PM PST by dr_who
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To: GeronL

Actors salary’s should also be capped at 500K/year, not just per movie. let them live in the world they want to create for others.


5 posted on 02/19/2009 4:24:28 PM PST by MPJackal ("From my cold dead hands.")
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To: TaoOfSteve; Bender2

Can’t wait till he tells his “buds” in the Screen Actors Guild that their salaries will be capped at $500,000....oh, you mean that does not apply to them?


6 posted on 02/19/2009 4:26:05 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("From hell's heart I stab at thee... I spit my last breath at thee." ~ Khan Noonien Singh)
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To: TaoOfSteve

Poitier and Danny Glover are two of the dumbest people on the planet. Yes, people are always sticking a microphone in their face and asking them to pontificate on subjects their pea-sized brains can’t even begin to understand.

Sydney, stick to pretending to be someone else for a living and leave global financial policy to people that aren’t on the short bus.


7 posted on 02/19/2009 4:26:30 PM PST by Big_Monkey
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To: MPJackal

make them live in public housing too, and take the bus


8 posted on 02/19/2009 4:26:50 PM PST by GeronL (Hey, won't you be my Face Book friend??)
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To: GeronL

Yes their should be caps on what Actors and Actesses get for film work!


9 posted on 02/19/2009 4:26:54 PM PST by classified
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To: classified

pay the extra’s in table scraps


10 posted on 02/19/2009 4:28:13 PM PST by GeronL (Hey, won't you be my Face Book friend??)
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To: TaoOfSteve

Does that cap include salaries of actors?


11 posted on 02/19/2009 4:29:26 PM PST by psjones (u)
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To: dr_who
A-men! Cap actor salaries! Or just cap ‘em!

Give it just a bit more time. The Party Purges must begin before they try to attack the Right. There must be unity in the One Party before they take on 60 million of us armed heretics.

Sidney Yezhov will be taken care of by Uncle Adolph Obama's faithful.



12 posted on 02/19/2009 4:29:30 PM PST by TaoOfSteve
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To: TaoOfSteve

And just how many CEOs would put up with all of the crap they have to put up with, just to make $500,000 a year, especially when they already have enough money saved up to not have to work?


13 posted on 02/19/2009 4:30:56 PM PST by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: big'ol_freeper
Can’t wait till he tells his “buds” in the Screen Actors Guild that their salaries will be capped at $500,000....oh, you mean that does not apply to them?

It's easy for him to say since he hasn't seen the inside of a movie studio for 20 or 30 years.
14 posted on 02/19/2009 4:32:41 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: big'ol_freeper
How about it Sid, perhaps we should retroactively ask all the actors and actresses that have earned more than $500K/year redistribute their weath to those fleckless “home owners” who are unable to pay for their bloated mortgage payments.
15 posted on 02/19/2009 4:32:46 PM PST by blaveda (blaveda)
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To: big'ol_freeper
"From hell's heart I stab at thee... I spit my last breath at thee." ~ Khan Noonien Singh

You know that was Khan quoting Melville? It is a quote within a quote...

16 posted on 02/19/2009 4:33:23 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks.)
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To: TaoOfSteve
So. Let's see. If the actors get less money, and the management gets less money; and everyone keeps paying $10 (or whatever) to see a movie, who is going to keep all that leftover money?

ML/NJ

17 posted on 02/19/2009 4:33:29 PM PST by ml/nj
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To: TaoOfSteve

To the rice fields with all of them.


18 posted on 02/19/2009 4:33:41 PM PST by kabar
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To: TaoOfSteve

Hey, Sidney, you make some nice money off of your royalties. Why don’t YOU take a pay cut?


19 posted on 02/19/2009 4:34:00 PM PST by Army Air Corps (Four fried chickens and a coke)
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To: ml/nj

Free movies


20 posted on 02/19/2009 4:34:33 PM PST by kabar
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To: TaoOfSteve
1) Set CEO and singer/actor max pay at $500,000 per year.

2) Eliminate CEO bonuses and singer/actor residual payments.

That ought to fix 'em.

21 posted on 02/19/2009 4:35:22 PM PST by paulycy (BEWARE the LIBERAL/MEDIA Complex)
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To: TaoOfSteve

Maybe somebody should just cap Sidney.


22 posted on 02/19/2009 4:36:30 PM PST by Trod Upon (The Left killed my country.)
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To: ml/nj
So. Let's see. If the actors get less money, and the management gets less money; and everyone keeps paying $10 (or whatever) to see a movie, who is going to keep all that leftover money?

The Patron Saint of Acorns, of course...


23 posted on 02/19/2009 4:36:39 PM PST by TaoOfSteve
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To: TaoOfSteve

Sidney Poitier is so deep in leftist BS, everytime he looks up the sun is brown!!!

I think that all Hollyweirders should be declared CEO’s (Communist Entertainment Operators) and have their salaries capped at $1,000.00/performance. Maybe they will learn to keep their stupid mouths shut and just stick to making music or films and ONLY open their yaps to sing or speak words written for them by someone else . . . . . . . . kinda like the Obamoron and his teleprompter.


24 posted on 02/19/2009 4:37:43 PM PST by DustyMoment (FloriDUH - proud inventors of pregnant/hanging chads and judicide!!)
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To: TaoOfSteve
Of course, why should Hollywood be exempt? No, of course, it’s a part of a process. We have an awful lot of people in our country who are – who have no jobs. Who have had jobs. They don’t have one any longer,” Poitier told CNSNews.com.

Does that include the obnoxiously liberal Matt Damon and his buddy Ben Affleck who are rabid wealthy democrats?

25 posted on 02/19/2009 4:37:49 PM PST by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: GeronL

Skim to top Actors pay and re-distribute it to the workers down below.


26 posted on 02/19/2009 4:39:34 PM PST by classified
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To: freedumb2003

Yup...read Moby Dick in high school in the days when you actually had to read classics.


27 posted on 02/19/2009 4:39:47 PM PST by big'ol_freeper ("From hell's heart I stab at thee... I spit my last breath at thee." ~ Khan Noonien Singh)
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To: ml/nj
everyone keeps paying $10 (or whatever) to see a movie, who is going to keep all that leftover money?

maybe it would be mandatory to 'donate' it to the gubment, who could use it to fund the ever-more welfare programs?

28 posted on 02/19/2009 4:40:52 PM PST by blueplum
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To: TaoOfSteve

Oh, nothing like a lot of government control. A little communism in the morning opens up the head. Cap EVERYONE. Hey AROD, you cannot make your $27 MILLION this year. You can only make $500,000. Go vote for Obama again A-roid!!!


29 posted on 02/19/2009 4:42:19 PM PST by RetiredArmy (Obama, liberals, dimocrats, socialists, communists - THEY are the enemy. MY enemies.)
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To: classified

good idea


30 posted on 02/19/2009 4:42:32 PM PST by GeronL (Hey, won't you be my Face Book friend??)
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To: TaoOfSteve

I love when billionaires talk about what other people should do with their money.


31 posted on 02/19/2009 4:42:38 PM PST by stylecouncilor (The black man is keeping me down!)
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To: dr_who
I call upon ALL of the Hollywood actors and Liberals to take a pay freeze for the duration of President Obama's presidency in the spirit of helping President Obama to fix the economy.
after all ?
They wanted President Obama to win and supported his candidacy ?
right ?
After all ?
Wasn't it vice President Biden's own words ?
" Mark my words " " Obama is going to need our help " right ?
Hollywood ? Liberals ? people who voted for Obama ? it is the time where the rubber meets the road, now is the time to either put up or shut up.... put your money where your mouth is.
32 posted on 02/19/2009 4:45:18 PM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: big'ol_freeper
Yup...read Moby Dick in high school in the days when you actually had to read classics.

Nowadays it is "heather has 2 mommies"...

33 posted on 02/19/2009 4:52:27 PM PST by freedumb2003 (Communism comes to America: 1/20/2009. Keep your powder dry, folks.)
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To: TaoOfSteve
Hey Hollywood ? why don't you send all your money to Washington to help pay off this national debt, and stimulus bill ?? make all your checks payable to the US Government.
34 posted on 02/19/2009 4:53:44 PM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: classified
" Yes their should be caps on what Actors and Actesses get for film work! "

Yes, a living wage a year like the average person get's between $ 20,000 to $ 30,000 a year.
35 posted on 02/19/2009 4:55:58 PM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: TaoOfSteve
Hey Jim Rob ? this is becoming fun here on this thread in how we are dictating how much Hollywood actors should get paid a year... maybe you can tune in here and give us your comments ?

36 posted on 02/19/2009 4:57:54 PM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: TaoOfSteve

Why should the stupid be allowed to exceed the limit? Don’t forget Actors, Actresses, Doprah Winfrey, and entertainers across the board.


37 posted on 02/19/2009 5:15:32 PM PST by Neoliberalnot ((Freedom's Precious Metals: Gold, Silver and Lead))
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To: TaoOfSteve

38 posted on 02/19/2009 5:19:03 PM PST by mylife (The Roar of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: dfwgator
And just how many CEOs would put up with all of the crap they have to put up with, just to make $500,000 a year, especially when they already have enough money saved up to not have to work?

I'm afraid that Barack and the boys already have plans for that money (any that is left after the stimulus takes hold). An Obama Nation leaves nothing unchanged, doesn't that give you hope?

39 posted on 02/19/2009 5:47:37 PM PST by JimSEA
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To: TaoOfSteve

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dE38dLxapVo&feature=related


40 posted on 02/19/2009 6:04:46 PM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: TaoOfSteve

Old, has-been actor long, long past his prime. He’s probably suffering from dementia of some kind.


41 posted on 02/19/2009 6:16:55 PM PST by ScottinVA (Make my world PURRRFECT, Lord Obama!)
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To: TaoOfSteve

Watch the whole interview with Former KGB agent Yuri Bezmenov , the Marxist/Communist useful idiots are in for a rude awakening.... they were used as trow away pawns.


42 posted on 02/19/2009 6:31:29 PM PST by Prophet in the wilderness (PSALM .53 : 1 The FOOL hath said in his heart, there is no GOD.)
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To: TaoOfSteve
While we're at it, let's cap the salaries of actors at 500K as well...

What's that, Mr. Poitier?

Mr. Poitier? Mr. Poitier?

43 posted on 02/19/2009 6:37:44 PM PST by George Smiley (They're not drinking the Kool-Aid any more. Now they're eating it straight out of the packet.)
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To: TaoOfSteve

I agree Mr. Poiter, while we’re at it, all actors whose net worth is over 500,000 should give away anything above that. This does include the servant Demi Moore, Streisand, Clooney, everyone in the “pledge” video, Sean Penn, etc. Let’s cut out the middleman, how about they just up my net worth directly to 500,000, and let’s call it even. “Stimulus” is the opiate of the masses.


44 posted on 02/19/2009 7:42:13 PM PST by B.R. Burton (Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand.)
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To: TaoOfSteve

I vote that entertainers all get their fortunes returned to the “people” and salaries capped at minimum wage since they produce nothing that is of real importance! Take that!


45 posted on 02/19/2009 7:55:49 PM PST by MtnClimber (The "stimulous" will place tax payers into slavery as sheep to be fleeced by government parasites.)
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To: TaoOfSteve

Why stop at $500,000? Give ‘em minimum wage: then we could save the world with the remainder.


46 posted on 02/20/2009 12:15:34 AM PST by period end of story (Give me a firm spot, and I will move the world.)
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