Alan Grayson's bill to rein in bonuse...

Alan Grayson's bill to rein in bonuses clears House, heads to S...

There are 11 comments on the Orlando Sentinel story from Apr 1, 2009, titled Alan Grayson's bill to rein in bonuses clears House, heads to S.... In it, Orlando Sentinel reports that:

The U.S. House agreed 247-171 on Wednesday to a measure that aims to curb "excessive" bonuses at companies that received federal bailout money by giving more oversight power to Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner and financial regulators.

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Dummy Alert

Winter Haven, FL

#1 Apr 2, 2009
Grayson is a joke. Bandwgon pol who thinks this will keep him in the House in 1 1/2 years. He's spent his legal career shaking down the Pentagon. He's a Rev. Al with a law degree. He's a putz.
Norbitz

Clermont, FL

#2 Apr 2, 2009
Congress has no business being involved in any of this. If you don't please these elected fools in mother government, they can take away your pay. This is the wrong path.
Gator

Melbourne, FL

#3 Apr 2, 2009
Congratulations Congressman Grayson on passing your first bill. The watchdog experience was one of the reasons I voted for him last election. It's good to know we have representation in Congress that works to rein in on these corporate abuses.

Ironically, it was the opposition from House Republicans that appeared to be "political theater." Instead of debating the merits of the bill, the GOP hypocritically tried to say they should not regulate compensations. Yeah right, these same Republicans were trying to regulate blue collar workers just a few months ago, however, not now that it's for rich, corporate incentives. Nonsense.

It's good to know we have a congressman working to protect constituents, not corporate excesses.
your salary next

Winter Haven, FL

#4 Apr 2, 2009
Gator, do you want Alan Grayson dictating what you can make?
Gator wrote:
Congratulations Congressman Grayson on passing your first bill. The watchdog experience was one of the reasons I voted for him last election. It's good to know we have representation in Congress that works to rein in on these corporate abuses.
Ironically, it was the opposition from House Republicans that appeared to be "political theater." Instead of debating the merits of the bill, the GOP hypocritically tried to say they should not regulate compensations. Yeah right, these same Republicans were trying to regulate blue collar workers just a few months ago, however, not now that it's for rich, corporate incentives. Nonsense.
It's good to know we have a congressman working to protect constituents, not corporate excesses.
College Parker

United States

#5 Apr 2, 2009
Once again the idiot misses the point. AIG failedd because of the governments inability to leave the mortgage companies alone. Allowing groups like ACORN to threaten lawsuits for discrimination if they didn't make the bad loans is the reason we are here today. Its just socialistic terrorism! No matter, it won't pass the Senate. They are a little smarter not much but a little.
Gator

Melbourne, FL

#6 Apr 2, 2009
your salary next wrote:
Gator, do you want Alan Grayson dictating what you can make?
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If I were receiving taypayer funds for income, I might expect to be regulated to some degree.
Uncle Buck

Tampa, FL

#7 Apr 2, 2009
Gator wrote:
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If I were receiving taypayer funds for income, I might expect to be regulated to some degree.
Grayson is a putz is right and the slantinel is completely dishonest in it's reporting and the dems and the magic negro are playing class warfare. The employees in question earn a very small annual salary (because of govt regs) and the bonus is basically their salary for the year. All the political grandstanding these wack jobs are going to accomplish is force people out of the business and who is going to replace them, uneducated boobs like you. Not all sections of AIG lost money in fact most made money unfortunately the office in London and Conn. lost a large amount.
Bill Hubbard - Melbourne

Melbourne, FL

#8 Apr 2, 2009
Did anyone see this idiot trying to defend his position with Neil Cavuto ? I missed it, but saw the soundbite this AM.
Gator

Merritt Island, FL

#9 Apr 2, 2009
Uncle Buck wrote:
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Grayson is a putz is right and the slantinel is completely dishonest in it's reporting and the dems and the magic negro are playing class warfare. The employees in question earn a very small annual salary (because of govt regs) and the bonus is basically their salary for the year. All the political grandstanding these wack jobs are going to accomplish is force people out of the business and who is going to replace them, uneducated boobs like you. Not all sections of AIG lost money in fact most made money unfortunately the office in London and Conn. lost a large amount.
Nice and ironic, Uncle Buck.
Thanks for continuing to remind me why I left the Republican Party.
Just a comment

Astatula, FL

#10 Apr 2, 2009
If this bill were to pass, then today it would be a regulatory agency determining the reasonableness of salaries in a market sector, i.e., financial institutions receiving "bailout" funds.
My worry is what about tomorrow?
hmmm

United States

#12 Apr 5, 2009
That's today. Just sit back in smug assurance that BHO won't want to regulate your slalry too. he moves VERY fast, Gator. Don't get too relaxed.
Gator wrote:
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If I were receiving taypayer funds for income, I might expect to be regulated to some degree.

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