Remember Carly Fiorina? The former CEO of HP? The one who first came to prominence by presiding over massive accounting irregularities masquerading as blockbuster sales at Lucent?
Well, when she got fired as CEO, HP employees are reported to have spontaneously burst into song, specifically the song Ding Dong the Witch is Dead.
I’m sure that she cried all the way to the bank, because she got a $40 million dollar golden parachute.
She knows what the problem with the good old USA is, it’s that public employees’ unions have it too good: (at about 3 minutes into the video.
Carly Fiorina, who reportedly stood to receive more than $42 million after being ousted at HP in 2005, says that public workers should receive less benefits because “it is not fair” that unions are “so rich.”
During a Sunday panel segment on NBC, MSNBC host Al Sharpton asserted that Congress must agree to raise taxes on the wealthy before cutting spending.
“This is about fairness,” he explained. “Why do we need to need to deal with the tax on the rich first? Because we must ensure Americans we are dealing with fairness. We keep talking about shared sacrifice, there was not shared wealth and shared prosperity. So, you’re asking people that didn’t enjoy the good times to share in paying for the tab that they never enjoyed.”
Most of the American public might think that a an unbroken record of failure, capped by a $40 million golden parachute might be a bigger problem than the the deferred compensation known as a mortgage.
Seriously, business management seems to be a petri dish for sociopaths.
H/t Chris in Paris at Americablog.