Main | Thursday, February 12, 2009

Congress Folds On Salary Caps

It looks like the top executives at bailed out firms won't have to give up that house in the Hamptons after all.
Congressional efforts to impose stringent restrictions on executive compensation appeared to be evaporating yesterday as House and Senate negotiators worked to fine-tune the compromise stimulus bill. Provisions to impose a penalty on banks that paid hefty bonuses and to cap pay at $400,000 for all employees at firms applying for additional government funds did not survive the compromise, sources said. The situation was in flux last night, but provisions in the Senate bill that called for a ban on bonuses for all companies receiving government funds also appeared to be headed to the chopping block, congressional sources said.
Even if you completely fuck things up and the government has to come to the rescue, you still get your millions.

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