Who and what is going to be the measure of excessive play and these corporations are owned by the share holders. The corporations have not been nationalized nor does the federal government have the right to regulate pay of their CEOs. The federal government does have the right to establish minimum pay, regulate the work environment and method of compensation and the taxes that corporations pay. We, the citizens of the US, have bought into propaganda that the super rich and corporations are treated unfairly. Over the last 40 years taxes have been decreased resulting in exorbitant disparity between the super rich and corporations. These groups have gained extraordinary control over our politics, financial well-being of our country and the voices heard in public discourse reinforcing their stranglehold. Shareholders know what the CEOs are being paid. Their payment package has to be voted on by the shareholders and the members of the board of director usually sit on multiple boards and they are made up of the super rich. The federal government cannot assume the shareholders/boards authority or responsibility but rational taxes can be levied which is not being done now. People sight the capital gains tax as a tax that should be reduced but prior to 2017 the average payment in the capital gains tax was about 12 to 13 per cent after legal deductions. The maximum rate was 35 percent. In 2017 a new maximum rate was set but the deductions were never changed. The actual average payment this year probably be around 3 to 5 percent after deductions. Corporations and the super rich are having there cake and eating it too. The average citizen is getting the crumbs and we have allowed this by not paying attention to fact and believing rhetoric.