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Obama to Introduce Executive Pay Limits for Bailed Out Companies

"If the taxpayers are helping you, then you’ve got certain responsibilities to not be living high on the hog."
 
 
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The Obama administration plans to mandate new executive pay limits for financial companies that are receiving any help from the $700 billion bailout fund. "If the taxpayers are helping you, then you've got certain responsibilities to not be living high on the hog," President Obama said in an interview. Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-MO) has proposed that no employee of a bailed-out company can receive more than $400,000 in total compensation until it pays the money back.

Faiz Shakir is the Research Director at the Center for American Progress and serves as Editor of ThinkProgress.org and The Progress Report.

 
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