We're For A Small Government -- Balls, Not Pockets
From an article on the public reaction to Congress having the "audacity" to want to control executive pay as part of the bailout bill:
"We support the bill, but we are opposed to provisions on executive pay," said Scott Talbott, senior vice president for government affairs at the Financial Services Roundtable, a trade group. "It is not appropriate for government to be setting the salaries of executives."
Apparently it's appropriate for the government to bail out these jackholes, but NOT appropriate to mandate how the money is spent? GFY, my friend. GFY.