Sunday, September 20, 2009

Obama Gets it Wrong (Again)

From a Paul Krugman column today:

I was startled last week when Mr. Obama, in an interview with Bloomberg News, questioned the case for limiting financial-sector pay: “Why is it,” he asked, “that we’re going to cap executive compensation for Wall Street bankers but not Silicon Valley entrepreneurs or N.F.L. football players?”

That’s an astonishing remark — and not just because the National Football League does, in fact, have pay caps. Tech firms don’t crash the whole world’s operating system when they go bankrupt; quarterbacks who make too many risky passes don’t have to be rescued with hundred-billion-dollar bailouts. Banking is a special case — and the president is surely smart enough to know that.

Obama, let us count the reasons. The most important one is that their exorbitant compensation is being paid for by the U.S. Treasury. Why do we have to have a president like this?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Obama sucks!