http://www.thestar.com/Business/article/413438 CEO's pay jumps 29% last year as profit soars Exxon Mobil Corp., which recorded the biggest profit for a U.S. company, raised CEO Rex Tillerson's compensation by 29 per cent last year to $16.7 million (U.S.). Tillerson's salary rose 17 per cent to $1.75 million and his bonus jumped 20 per cent to $3.36 million, Irving, Texas-based Exxon said in a filing yesterday with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Exxon's largest U.S. rival, Chevron Corp., paid its CEO, David O'Reilly, $15.74 million last year. The 56-year-old Tillerson's restricted stock awards were $5.68 million, and the value of his pension and other deferred compensation rose by $5.51 million. Other compensation, including personal security and use of the company's aircraft, totalled $429,792. Exxon Mobil's 2007 net income jumped to $40.6 billion, surpassing the record $39.5 billion the company earned a year earlier. Its stock recorded double-digit growth. === Why aren't Americans more upset about another aspect of the current Bush administration? Bush is in charge, the buck should be stopping with him, but it isn't. It is going right through Bush and into the pockets and bank accounts of the CEO's of the American Oil Companies. And Americans still continue to bend over. Fact is, albeit there are sever factors involved in the current oil and gasoline crisis, the fact remains that if we had not attacked Iraq, and placed our soldiers on Islamic soil, we, and the world would not be feeling the pain of the increased prices, and increasing daily, we are paying at the pump. There is only one way that the Muslim/Arab/Islamic world can fight back aagainst what they call "The Mighty Satan", and that is with the price of a barrel of oil. Osama Bin Laden never had any intention of defeating or destroying the United States militarily, but he knew that he could defeat us internally, financially, and economically, and he has done it. Thank Mister Bush, once again.