Gee. I don't think you understand the world of investing. Stock holders are the owners of the company and they are entitled to a fair share of the profits as dividends. They do not give you back your own money.
WOW. CEO just got a 2.5% increase in salary. This means we the owners of the company should get a minimum of a 2.5% increase in the dividend. Labor should not get increases if the owners are getting nothing. As the GOOD BOOK says, "Fair is Fair".
WOW. CEO total pay fell nearly 30%. This means we the owners of the company should get a minimum of a 30% reduction in the dividend. Labor should not get reductions if the owners are getting nothing. As the GOOD BOOK says, "Fair is Fair".
Just got around to reading the news release of Kelly Kings income for 2011. His total income is only $7,500,000. Not a bad job. The hourly income is only a little over $3,000 per hour. This is just about 350 times the starting salary at BB&T. You know a person can live on that if you pinch your pennies.