Good news, recession-weary Americans: bonuses for corporate CEOs "bounced back last year at a speedy clip." They rose more than 30% last year! Doesn't that fill you with joy? Doesn't that give you a sense of triumph and patriotism? Doesn't that make you want to run up to the next corporate CEO you see with a baseball bat in your hands and give him that bat, as a reward for his good work?

The 15,000 formerly homeless New Yorkers who are about to become homeless again thanks the end of their rent subsidies and all the newly impoverished children of Minnesota will finally be able to believe in the American Dream once again, because they know that they would be amply rewarded for their success (or attempts at it), were they ever in a position to become corporate CEOs. And that's the important thing.

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