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Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Obama Silent as Millionaires and Billionaires at Fannie and Freddie Collect Huge Bonuses From the Taxpayer

After literally years of demonizing "millionaires and billionaires" (which, best I can figure, means people who make $200,000 a year), the President has gone curiously silent about a certain segment of the rich: the guys running Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac into the ground.

Barack Obama has exhorted supporters to object to large bonus payouts at financial institutions that took TARP bailout money. The House Oversight Committee and its chair, Rep. Darrell Issa, want to know why Obama hasn’t objected to the ridiculous levels of compensation at the two largest bailout recipients — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac...

...lucrative compensation packages may be appropriate for profitable companies in the private sector, but substantial questions exist whether they are appropriate for entities in taxpayer-funded conservatorship, especially those that are bleeding billions of dollars each quarter. In this context, it is important to remember that taxpayers – not corporate shareholders – are footing the bill for these lavish bonuses.

Countdown to Democrat outrage in: three... two... never.


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