Lady Claire, tells it like it IS....
Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO) is asking all these financial institutions begging for OUR MONEY to be paid the same salary as the President of the United States. That salary is $400,000.
That salary is not outrageous, or beneath them, these bankers are asking for OUR MONEY for their f**k ups, period. These bankers hired lobbyists to take away all the regulations set in place prior, stood in the way of regulating that housing mess, jumped into the housing mess, got their money UP FRONT, and let their institutions fail. Why should we continue to pay these corrupt institutions? We have too many people out here with no jobs, and if something is not done soon, we will be seeing families out there on the streets. And we, the tax payer are suppose to let this just be OK? The behavior of the bankers on Wall Street?
One day after President Barack Obama ripped Wall Street executives for their "shameful" decision to hand out $18 billion in bonuses in 2008, Congress may finally have had enough.
An angry U.S. senator introduced legislation Friday to cap compensation for employees of any company that accepts federal bailout money. Under the terms of a bill introduced by Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Missouri, no employee would be allowed to make more than the president of the United States.
Obama's current annual salary is $400,000.
"We have a bunch of idiots on Wall Street that are kicking sand in the face of the American taxpayer," an enraged McCaskill said on the floor of the Senate. "They don't get it. These people are idiots. You can't use taxpayer money to pay out 18 billion dollars in bonuses."
Are you mad yet?