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In the news this morning I heard that the companies who took the stimulus money may now have to follow some new rules when it comes to compensation of its executives. The government’s Pay Czar is saying that they may be required to limit compensation in actual cash and instead be given stock options, making their income tie in directly with the success or lack thereof of the company.

I’ve never been a big fan of government having this kind of control but I do have to admit that I was pretty mad when these corporations took taxpayer dollars and then paid their “top talent.” I’m no expert on this kind of thing.

How do you feel about it?

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      Cindylouwho1966 wrote Oct 22, 2009
    • If they took taxpayer money, then I feel they should have to abide by new rules...and one of those rules is limiting the bonuses for top execs. If they‘re taking bailout money, it is no longer “business as usual” so the whole payout structure needs to be regulated.



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      Allthingsnatural wrote Oct 22, 2009
    • I agree with you about giving the government too much power, but for so many years, now I think, the “smaller person” has been doing all the work, while these bigwigs make fat paychecks. Yes, you said it right, payback can be a you know what and I don’t feel sorry for them



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      Lazylola wrote Oct 22, 2009
    • What about a stimulus for the small business owner? Single parents? It’s all a mess and I try not to get into the politics of it all, I’m just trying to survive...aren’t we all?

      But if their bonuses are tied in to their performance maybe then they’ll be motivated to actually get some work done...



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      Mztracy wrote Oct 22, 2009
    • well imo, it’s about flippen time!!  

      Sadly, they will other ways of compensation. worried



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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Oct 22, 2009
    • I don’t see the problem with results oriented compensation. If I worked as a sales manager for a large company - in middle management - I think that I would be expected to bring in sales and my bonuses or even my job security for that matter would be predicated on that. It just makes sense. I am a little scared about the government - any government - having that kind of control over an industry. It may open the door for one level of control after another. I wouldn’t want it to get out of hand.



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      L J wrote Oct 22, 2009
    • WELL, THE WAY I LOOK AT IT IS, EVERYONE IN THE GOVERNMENT IS GETTING PAID BY, FROM US, AND NOT FOR US!!!!!
      AND THAT IS THE WAY IT IS GOING TO BE, AND I FEEL LIKE IT IS ONLY GOING TO GET WORSE....
      BEFORE IT IS OVER WITH,
      WE WON'T EVEN OWN OUR OWN FOOTPRINTS!!!!!!!!!!



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      Vikki Hall wrote Oct 23, 2009
    • I think MzT pretty much summed up my feelings on this!



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      Jenz ~ wrote Oct 23, 2009
    • The same way you do, Cynthia.
      It seems so crooked.
      If stimulus cash is supp to help everyone, then send everyone a check.
      Don’t continue to pay CEO’s bonus $ for God knows what and fix roads/streets etc that don’t even need it in the name of ‘providing employment.’ What a joke...
      A sad one.



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