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CU: Obama cap on executive pay right thing to do

February 4, 2009

Obama Cap on Executive Pay: Statement by Consumers Union

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Obama administration today is expected to announce that executives of companies receiving federal bailout money will have their pay capped at $500,000 under a financial compensation plan.
Pamela Banks, policy counsel for Consumers Union, praised the proposal:
“When companies get bailouts, taxpayers shouldn’t have to bankroll exorbitant salaries for executives.  For the sake of fairness and transparency, this is the right thing to do.”
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David Butler, Consumers Union, 202-462-6262