Guest Guest Posted February 6, 2009 Report Share Posted February 6, 2009 From the Huffington Post: Senate Minority Whip Jon Kyl (R-AZ) blamed the "tone deaf" bankers for creating the political environment that allows Obama to call for a cap. "Because of their excesses, very bad things begin to happen, like the United States government telling a company what it can pay its employees. That's not a good thing in America," Kyl told the Huffington Post. As if that's the worst thing that's going on. People are in danger of losing their homes and all this jerk can think about is whether CEOs can make millions. "What executives have done is troubling, but it's equally troubling to have government telling shareholders how much they can pay the executives," said Sen. Mel Martinez (R-FL). Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) said that he is "one of the chief defenders of Obama on the Republican side" for the president's efforts to reach across the aisle. But, said Inhofe, "as I was listening to him make those statements I thought, is this still America? Do we really tell people how to run [a business], and who to pay and how much to pay?" When they're getting paid with our tax dollars, yeah, we do. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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