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Offline kathyp

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another shocker
« on: March 31, 2009, 11:38:15 AM »
i have no idea why, every morning, the news causes me to sit in front of my computer with my mouth hanging open, but here is another shocker.
there is more in this article.  i just pulled a couple of paragraphs.
add this info to geithners request for expanded powers of the government to take over companies the government thinks are or may fail. 


But now, in a little-noticed move, the House Financial Services Committee, led by chairman Barney Frank, has approved a measure that would, in some key ways, go beyond the most draconian features of the original AIG bill. The new legislation, the "Pay for Performance Act of 2009," would impose government controls on the pay of all employees -- not just top executives -- of companies that have received a capital investment from the U.S. government. It would, like the tax measure, be retroactive, changing the terms of compensation agreements already in place. And it would give Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner extraordinary power to determine the pay of thousands of employees of American companies.

In addition, the bill gives Geithner the authority to decide what pay is "unreasonable" or "excessive." And it directs the Treasury Department to come up with a method to evaluate "the performance of the individual executive or employee to whom the payment relates."
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Re: another shocker
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2009, 06:09:49 PM »
"This bill will show which Republicans are so much on the take from the financial services industry that they're willing to actually bless compensation that has no bearing on performance and is excessive and unreasonable," Grayson said. "We'll find out who are the people who understand that the public's money needs to be protected, and who are the people who simply want to suck up to their patrons on Wall Street."

Now that is one of the most idiotic justifications for taking such action as one can contemplate.  We are definately on our way back to the middle ages, a time of Lords and Serfs.  The Elite will determine how much you can have, that is slavery disguised as socialism.  Barney Frank definitly is not living up to oath of office and should be empeached or voted out of office. 

The more I see, the more I'm sure that whether the United States survives as a nation or not will depend upon what happens in the next 5 years and whether Acorn can get Obama reelected.  If relected Obama is going to A la Chavez American into another Venezuela.
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Re: another shocker
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2009, 07:20:43 PM »
and you expected something less.  We are moving towards a communistic government thanks to the Democrats or as I call them the Dumbucarts.
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Re: another shocker
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2009, 04:18:46 PM »
Due to equal time constraints, I shall leave the following space for Liberal responce.

There. Our obligation to those who choose NOT to comment from the left has been alloted fair space in this forum's post. Anyone willing to rationalize the thinking on the left, feel free to do so by replying as politely and with equal passion as those above.
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Re: another shocker
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2009, 09:06:29 PM »
What shocks me is  there are some that DON'T believe that something needs to be done !! The public's money needs to be protected. I snip a few lines off this Url.


Perhaps most disturbing, Corporate America is becoming a pay-for-failure economy for its top executives and a Darwinian existence for everyone else. There's something wrong in a world where former chief executives like Stanley O'Neal of Merrill Lynch, Charles Prince of Citigroup (C), and the retention bonus bunch at AIG (AIG) and others lose billions of dollars of shareholder money yet pocket millions on the way out.

Here's the rub: If corporate directors don't bring the CEO risk-to-reward ratio in line with other employees and the American entrepreneur, the danger is that Congress will do it for them. That would be a huge mistake. But at that point the big brains that inhabit America's boardrooms will have no one to blame but themselves.

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