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Obama admin: Reduce pay across private businesses, too

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Little-Acorn, Jun 11, 2009.

  1. Little-Acorn

    Little-Acorn Well-Known Member

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    Well, this was about as secret as Adam Lambert's being gay was. But now it's coming out of the closet more officially: The Obama administration wants to control pay scales, not just in companies that received Federal bailout money as they claimed, but also in private businesses across the board. He has the same Constitutional authority to do both: Zero. So don't expect the Constitution to stop him.

    Of course, these are being floated merely as "guidelines" now. If they don't get followed, anyone want to guess how long it will take for them to become mandatory?

    This has been tried before, of course. In socialistic countries everywhere, government has thought it knew better than the free market, how to set wages, prices, etc. (anyone think price controls will be far behind, if this takes hold? I can hear the rhetoric now: "Since these people's pay is limited by government, how can we let them be subject to the whims of "arbitrarily" increasing prices?"). Needless to say, those socialistic countries fail one after the other, often preceded by oppressions and mass deaths among the population.

    But now, the Obama administration wants to try it again, under a disguise of "Change", as if they were doing anything differently from regimes elsewhere. Oddly enough, that was the exact rhubric those past regimes used, too. Where are they now?

    Last November we voted for extreme liberalism. We're getting exactly what we voted for.

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    http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Administration-Rein-in-pay-apf-15500519.html?.v=6

    Administration: Rein in pay in US private sector

    Obama administration: Executive pay needs curbs, better management, across US private sector

    Jim Kuhnhenn, Associated Press Writer
    On Thursday June 11, 2009, 10:40 am EDT

    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Obama administration says executive compensation must be better managed to prevent the sort of risk-taking that jeopardizes the economy.

    Gene Sperling, who advises Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, said Thursday the administration does not want to impose caps on executive pay. But he also laid out for the House Financial Services Committee a list of guidelines calling on publicly-held companies to link compensation to long-term performance, not short-term gains.

    Sperling said in prepared testimony that the administration believes compensation practices "must be better aligned with long-term value and prudent risk management at all firms, and not just for the financial services industry."
     
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    Little-Acorn Well-Known Member

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    The leftists are really taking Rahm Emanuel's advice to heart.

    If you were wondering what he meant, now you're starting to find out. The leftists are trying to cram every bit of their 1920s-based socialistic agenda into the country they can, while the fear and anxiety over the economy lasts.
     
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    Coming soon to an economy near you!

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    I think we should keep with the unbalanced pay that pays billions to CEO's who fail, but lowers workers pay who do there job....

    its a guidline, I am happy with that...if he wanted to make it law I would back you then...
     
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