Many Americans give these companies a free pass on these low wages, on these lavish salaries and support these record profits. What would we do if we couldn't have our cheap services or goods? That's the wrong question to be asking. The mentality must be changed from top to bottom and bottom to top. What happened to an honest day's work and an honest earning for that honest day's work? That's the question that we should challenge every company, every CEO, and every board in America. Are you really worth tens of millions of dollars plus all the perks that go with your position? Does your company's profit margin really reflect the actual profits of the company or the inflated profits you've artificially created by not paying your workers adequately for their honest day's work?
They willingly took their Bush tax cuts and didn't increase the number of jobs they offered, nor increased wages accordingly. They pocketed that money or better yet used it to build factories outside the country. Then, when times got tough with the global financial meltdown, they came a knocking at the American taxpayers door for yet another handout, which Congress of course gave them with no strings; it was a crisis, ya know.
People seem to have forgotten the lessons of the Great Recession. These companies don't give a damn about their workers, nor about the country. They just want their money, no strings attached, no regulations, please. That's too much bother.