Government Salaries Vs. Private Sector Salaries

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He's the leader of the free world, but the does president's salary measure up to his power? Not if you compare his salary with top leaders in the private sector.

George W. Bush earns a salary of $400,000 plus a $50,000 nontaxable expense allowance. By contrast, the average Standard & Poor's 500 company CEO took home $11.75 million in 2005, according to a Corporate Library report cited by the AFL-CIO.