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In prior reports, Collins said, out sized CEO pay was often a red flag of bigger problems to come. The IPS has been putting a pay report together for 18 years. Among those whose leaders have made the high pay list in years past, only to have their businesses falter: Tyco, Enron and WorldCom.
into two primary areas.
Compensation for the 25 CEOs with pay surpassing corporate taxes averaged $16.7 million, according to the study, compared to a $10.8 million average for S 500 CEOs.
"I think it's an exposure of weakness in a company if their profitability is dependent on their accounting department and not on making better widgets," he said.
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It also found many of the companies spent more on lobbying than they did on taxes.
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At a time when lawmakers are facing tough choices in a quest to slash the national debt, the report from the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS), a left leaning Washington think tank, quickly hit a nerve.
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Shareholders have responded favorably when companies in which they invest keep a tax bill low through legal methods, thereby benefiting earnings.
hearings on executive compensation. taxes paid, excluding foreign and state and local taxes that may have been paid, as well as deferred taxes which can often be far larger than current taxes paid. taxes paid are the closest approximation in public documents to what companies may have actually written a check for last year.
CEOs earned more last year than their companies paid in federal income tax, a pay study said Wednesday.
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