Under Trump, CEO pay soars while employee wages decrease-and tax cuts could make gap even bigger

Compensation for America’s top executives grew 17 percent in 2017 as real wages for workers declined, according to a study released Thursday. Despite President Donald Trump’s repeated promises to raise the salaries of average Americans, chief executives earned 312 times more than the average employee during his first year in office, according to a new analysis by the Economic Policy Institute (EPI).

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