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LeftHandPath Donating Member (222 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-31-09 11:46 AM
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163. Calling my reps on Monday...
This has to pass.
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  -Angry senator wants pay cap on Wall Street 'idiots' robertpaulsen  Jan-30-09 02:31 PM   #0 
  - word up!  frylock   Jan-30-09 02:33 PM   #1 
  - I don't care if they pay a Wall Street mogul $100 milion a year  DissedByBush   Jan-31-09 12:03 PM   #164 
  - Are they idiots or do they truly think they can get away with it?  YOY   Jan-30-09 02:34 PM   #2 
  - I agree with you  LostinVA   Jan-30-09 02:55 PM   #14 
  - Let's try, anyway. What is the point of wussing in advance?  aquart   Jan-31-09 11:00 AM   #155 
  - They definitely think they can get away with it. And I'm still afraid they will! nt  JerseygirlCT   Jan-30-09 03:00 PM   #16 
  - I want to challenge them to pay the bonus money back  Rosa Luxemburg   Jan-31-09 12:13 AM   #123 
  - They've gotten away with it so far  Tempest   Jan-30-09 03:09 PM   #22 
  - The Latter - & they think they're *entitled* too  mascarax   Jan-30-09 06:35 PM   #63 
  - Until they actually suffer for doing this it's the obvious answer.  YOY   Jan-30-09 07:16 PM   #68 
  - I agree. And I think they should be thrown in jail for theft.  loudsue   Jan-30-09 11:30 PM   #120 
     - But was it really a "loan"? If so, was it the kind of "loan" they would give?  YOY   Jan-31-09 09:06 AM   #144 
  - I suspect that a way around it is to have the traders  Lucky Luciano   Jan-30-09 08:00 PM   #81 
  - They have been getting away with it for a long time.  tclambert   Jan-30-09 07:34 PM   #73 
  - I don't think we should put a cap on success  rangersmith82   Jan-31-09 01:24 PM   #167 
     - Sen. McCaskill doesn't want to put a cap on success.  Telly Savalas   Feb-01-09 08:47 AM   #169 
     - These people got a $700 billion welfare check and used it to buy  Frank Booth   Feb-01-09 11:27 AM   #171 
  - They are not the idiots. The idiots are the ones who allow them to get away with it...  wake.up.america   Jan-30-09 11:40 PM   #122 
  - I hope the Senate and the House realize how enraged we taxpayers really are!!!  BrklynLiberal   Jan-30-09 02:34 PM   #3 
  - Sorry to be so cynical  Jakes Progress   Jan-30-09 04:09 PM   #34 
  - Yes! A rollcall vote!!!  BrklynLiberal   Jan-30-09 04:13 PM   #36 
  - Absolutely!  ronnie624   Jan-31-09 12:49 AM   #129 
  - "The numb sleep of the recently screwed" !! Or the "constantly" screwed. They-  FailureToCommunicate   Jan-31-09 09:16 AM   #146 
  - How enraged ARE we? Europe is taking to the streets. We maybe throw open  FailureToCommunicate   Jan-31-09 09:19 AM   #148 
  - The DLC and Mr Emauel will sidetrack this ASAP  saigon68   Jan-30-09 02:36 PM   #4 
  - Oh I think you have a totally WRONG fix on the pulse of Americans  JayMusgrove   Jan-30-09 07:31 PM   #72 
  - I hate to break it to you,  ronnie624   Jan-31-09 12:52 AM   #132 
  - I think you may be right.  Le Taz Hot   Jan-31-09 05:07 AM   #136 
     - Maybe - but there's something distasteful when  66 dmhlt   Jan-31-09 11:05 AM   #158 
  - Hey America, have you noticed who's fighting for you yet?  Barack_America   Jan-30-09 02:36 PM   #5 
  - "Idiots?" They're walking away with billions of our dollars!  KansDem   Jan-30-09 02:37 PM   #6 
  - McCaskill rocks!  Why Syzygy   Jan-30-09 02:41 PM   #7 
  - Idiots and Criminal as well..  LeftHandPath   Jan-30-09 02:42 PM   #8 
  - you're absolutely right, and...  renate   Jan-30-09 06:09 PM   #59 
  - That is just about the best summary I've read on this.  Seldona   Jan-30-09 09:00 PM   #103 
  - Add repeal of Glass-Steagall act and you've got your summary  FailureToCommunicate   Jan-31-09 09:23 AM   #149 
  - Well said.  drm604   Jan-31-09 11:03 AM   #157 
  - Yep. RICO could be put to perfect use here.  Frank Booth   Feb-01-09 11:31 AM   #173 
  - CLAW BACK toute de fuckin' suite  alcibiades_mystery   Jan-30-09 02:43 PM   #9 
  - Yes, CLAW BACK!  mbperrin   Jan-30-09 02:51 PM   #12 
     - AND immediate forfeiture of any bailout funds  NBachers   Jan-30-09 10:50 PM   #116 
  - AAAAARGGGGHHH! (Primal scream of joy)  LSparkle   Jan-30-09 02:48 PM   #10 
  - Yes!  Hawkowl   Jan-30-09 10:29 PM   #114 
  - K&R!  Mme. Defarge   Jan-30-09 02:49 PM   #11 
  - You go girl! I voted for her!  benld74   Jan-30-09 02:52 PM   #13 
  - You go girl!  JerseygirlCT   Jan-30-09 02:59 PM   #15 
  - Maybe they should try to get some of this money back  Juan_de_la_Dem   Jan-30-09 03:01 PM   #17 
  - k&r  wroberts189   Jan-30-09 03:02 PM   #18 
  - Thank you Rush Limbaugh for the final move that got her elected!!!  underpants   Jan-30-09 03:03 PM   #19 
  - Thanks for that, underpants.  robertpaulsen   Jan-30-09 03:30 PM   #29 
  - somewhere michael j fox is rubbing his hands together and going "muahahahaha"  dionysus   Jan-31-09 11:14 AM   #159 
  - Very good. (nt)  w4rma   Jan-30-09 03:04 PM   #20 
  - Angry citizens do, too.  AwakeAtLast   Jan-30-09 03:07 PM   #21 
  - I fear this is just getting our hopes up- the fatcats always win ...  Alhena   Jan-30-09 03:09 PM   #23 
  - I wonder who the real idiots are  Bryn   Jan-30-09 03:16 PM   #24 
  - Go Claire  liberal N proud   Jan-30-09 03:20 PM   #25 
  - Go Ms McCaskill!  marions ghost   Jan-30-09 03:23 PM   #26 
  - Straight Up, Time for a reckoning  SlingBlade   Jan-30-09 03:27 PM   #27 
  - I second your response....  jhigley   Jan-30-09 03:30 PM   #28 
  - Go get them Claire.  sarcasmo   Jan-30-09 03:32 PM   #30 
  - K&R Great speach. Now hold them accountable for the taxpayers money!  pleah   Jan-30-09 03:36 PM   #31 
  - Dude! Is this for real? Is this Happening? Please tell me i'm not dreaming!! n/t!  8 track mind   Jan-30-09 03:42 PM   #32 
  - you know, I'm not an advocate of vigilantism  guitar man   Jan-30-09 03:53 PM   #33 
  - Rock On, Claire!  UpInArms   Jan-30-09 04:12 PM   #35 
  - Didn't the Congress just give itself a pay raise?  nichomachus   Jan-30-09 04:23 PM   #37 
  - Every member of Congress gets less than the proposed $400K maximum.  Lasher   Jan-31-09 03:24 AM   #135 
  - Here's what RudyPatooty Giuliani says about taking away these outrageous bonuses...  pacalo   Jan-30-09 04:23 PM   #38 
  - Send that POS to the head of the class at the Tool Academy.  robertpaulsen   Jan-30-09 05:24 PM   #41 
  - Thanks for the article. There's no doubt about where his loyalties are. Pffft.  pacalo   Jan-30-09 05:29 PM   #42 
  - It's still a lot of money. You're right. This way, the stockholders would make more.  knitter4democracy   Jan-30-09 08:11 PM   #84 
     - The employees of the brokerages own a large chunk of the shares.  Lucky Luciano   Jan-30-09 08:32 PM   #91 
        - So, doesn't that mean they'd be okay?  knitter4democracy   Jan-30-09 08:57 PM   #101 
  - K&R  NM Independent   Jan-30-09 04:37 PM   #39 
  - The reverse Robin Hood redistribution of wealth.  Usrename   Jan-30-09 05:15 PM   #40 
  - As an angry taxpayer, I agree with her. k&r  ShadesOfGrey   Jan-30-09 05:33 PM   #43 
  - McCaskill offers plan to limit executive pay  proud2Blib   Jan-30-09 05:49 PM   #44 
  - Should have done this first, not last.  aquart   Jan-30-09 05:49 PM   #45 
  - Bush was the president.  tabatha   Jan-30-09 05:49 PM   #46 
  - She better plug any possible loopholes that could be exploited  bluestateguy   Jan-30-09 05:49 PM   #47 
  - Absolutely - stock options, parachutes, expenses, gifts, per diems ...  Myrina   Jan-30-09 05:49 PM   #48 
  - Didn't the original bailout include caps? And then Bush wouldn't  Ilsa   Jan-30-09 05:49 PM   #49 
  - The "caps" it retained were essentially meaningless  struggle4progress   Jan-30-09 05:49 PM   #53 
  - AFAIK,  Brucie Kibbutz   Jan-30-09 07:55 PM   #78 
  - Yes, and lets hope that the Dems remind Americans about this.  Jefferson23   Jan-30-09 08:50 PM   #98 
  - why not just bring back progressive taxation?  stevebreeze   Jan-30-09 05:49 PM   #50 
  - See posts #87 and 99. nt  Lorien   Jan-30-09 08:54 PM   #100 
  - Finally!  Mz Pip   Jan-30-09 05:49 PM   #51 
  - Good point  proud2Blib   Jan-30-09 05:49 PM   #52 
  - With all the money they have, I'd say they can go anywhere they want.  valerief   Jan-30-09 06:51 PM   #64 
     - I meant job wise.  Mz Pip   Jan-30-09 07:06 PM   #65 
        - Yeah, but my point was that they're so rich they don't need jobs. nt  valerief   Jan-30-09 07:26 PM   #70 
  - Good idea, reasonable stock options are okay in my book  Still Sensible   Jan-30-09 05:49 PM   #54 
  - right on!!  harmonicon   Jan-30-09 05:54 PM   #55 
  - $400,000 is too fucking much. These people need to learn some goddamn humility even if  salguine   Jan-30-09 05:59 PM   #56 
  - COme on - $50K even the most junior first year person quits  Lucky Luciano   Jan-30-09 08:36 PM   #92 
  - I know it's not. That's why I suggested it. These people need to know  salguine   Jan-30-09 09:29 PM   #107 
  - My uncle made about $50,000 a year  wickerwoman   Feb-01-09 02:50 PM   #175 
  - In Manhatten? One cannot live on 50k in Manhatten.  AngryAmish   Jan-31-09 09:48 AM   #151 
     - And yet, some people there live on less. (nt)  w4rma   Jan-31-09 11:02 AM   #156 
  - What they need to cap...  sutz12   Jan-30-09 06:02 PM   #57 
  - Thank goodness ONE of them up there has the sense to try this.  redqueen   Jan-30-09 06:07 PM   #58 
  - $200K is what they should do...  crunchgarcia   Jan-30-09 06:12 PM   #60 
  - Uh-oh. The "moron-idiot-tard" police are gonna raise hell with McCaskill for  valerief   Jan-30-09 06:25 PM   #61 
  - i hope it passes  barbtries   Jan-30-09 06:31 PM   #62 
  - "bunch of idiots on Wall Street "  jeff30997   Jan-30-09 07:06 PM   #66 
  - Finally!  lonestarnot   Jan-30-09 07:15 PM   #67 
  - They are not "idiots." They are amoral, selfish, greedy monsters. nt  Ilsa   Jan-30-09 07:18 PM   #69 
  - K&R Go Claire!  Waiting For Everyman   Jan-30-09 07:30 PM   #71 
  - Hate to pee in everyone's wheaties but she enabled this  FLAprogressive   Jan-30-09 07:39 PM   #74 
  - why stop with just companies receiving bailout money? n/t  subsuelo   Jan-30-09 07:43 PM   #75 
  - Progressive tax on Above $250K Digressive tax for$250k and below  callchet   Jan-30-09 07:50 PM   #77 
  - Because that's the price of a bail-out. If they want to play in the  JerseygirlCT   Jan-30-09 08:17 PM   #86 
     - Problem is  subsuelo   Jan-30-09 08:24 PM   #89 
        - Too often true. nt  JerseygirlCT   Jan-30-09 08:37 PM   #94 
  - Idiots? Are we talking about the Executives or the Congress that allowed it?  progressoid   Jan-30-09 07:48 PM   #76 
  - The only fucking thing that they have learned so far,  bluedigger   Jan-30-09 07:55 PM   #79 
  - Don't cap it tax it.  callchet   Jan-30-09 07:55 PM   #80 
  - Nah, they'll just find even more clever accountant to find even more  JerseygirlCT   Jan-30-09 08:18 PM   #87 
     - Isn't that the truth! Remember when Bush said that it was idiotic to raise  Lorien   Jan-30-09 08:52 PM   #99 
        - Exactly! nt  JerseygirlCT   Jan-30-09 09:05 PM   #104 
  - Wallstreet got the paychecks plus the bonuses and a bailout  blossomstar   Jan-30-09 08:03 PM   #82 
  - I love it! Can't make more than the president!  knitter4democracy   Jan-30-09 08:09 PM   #83 
  - Cap those looters.  harun   Jan-30-09 08:17 PM   #85 
  - I applaud the forthright nature of the good Senator from Missouri's comments  BeyondGeography   Jan-30-09 08:21 PM   #88 
  - You Go Girl!  OhioChick   Jan-30-09 08:31 PM   #90 
  - scumbag gop gonna look bad voting against this en masse  natrat   Jan-30-09 08:36 PM   #93 
  - Proudest K&R ever!  Seldona   Jan-30-09 08:44 PM   #95 
  - OH, HELL YES! K&R  ChromeFoundry   Jan-30-09 08:47 PM   #96 
  - YES! it's time that we all told our Representatives to back the McCaskill bill!  Lorien   Jan-30-09 08:48 PM   #97 
  - K & R  ihavenobias   Jan-30-09 08:57 PM   #102 
  - Well, someone in government should  The Brethren   Jan-30-09 09:09 PM   #105 
  - OK, OK You all win. Stop beating me up. I'll do it for just $400k  lelgt60   Jan-30-09 09:24 PM   #106 
  - STOP THE BAILOUTS!  whistle   Jan-30-09 09:39 PM   #108 
  - how fast will the repugs line up to oppose this  Betty   Jan-30-09 09:51 PM   #109 
  - Here's a suggestion  markbark   Jan-30-09 09:55 PM   #110 
  - And Exxon makes 40 billion in profits. (First I have to warn you I am  jwirr   Jan-30-09 10:04 PM   #111 
  - Double-plus K&R!!!! THAT'S my Senator!  stlsaxman   Jan-30-09 10:20 PM   #112 
  - Sorry Senator,  skyounkin   Jan-30-09 10:26 PM   #113 
  - Nah. They're really smart. They knew the idiots were in Congress  AllyCat   Jan-30-09 10:38 PM   #115 
  - I REALLY love her!! n/t  NM Independent   Jan-30-09 10:54 PM   #117 
  - I'm for that --- hook it to the minimum wage . . .  defendandprotect   Jan-30-09 10:57 PM   #118 
  - Proud to say she is my Senator  usregimechange   Jan-30-09 11:16 PM   #119 
  - THIS WOMAN HAS OVARIES !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!!!!!  BlancheSplanchnik   Jan-30-09 11:30 PM   #121 
  - Claire is wonderful.  knixphan   Jan-31-09 12:23 AM   #124 
  - This is theft, pure and simple.  JackDragna   Jan-31-09 12:36 AM   #125 
  - At last.Maybe McCaskill has finally found her voice. She didn't under Bush that's for sure  bjobotts   Jan-31-09 12:47 AM   #126 
  - Capping it now but what about the $18 billion they already took while claiming bailout funds?  bjobotts   Jan-31-09 12:48 AM   #127 
     - Seize their property and hold them accountable to repay or go to prison for fraud  bjobotts   Jan-31-09 12:49 AM   #128 
        - Stole bonuses for failures while asking for and getting bailed out for their failures  bjobotts   Jan-31-09 12:50 AM   #130 
           - Wish McCaskill were yelling"You won't get away with this...not this time".  bjobotts   Jan-31-09 12:51 AM   #131 
  - actually, we're the ones being taken for idiots n/t  OKDem08   Jan-31-09 01:01 AM   #133 
  - Finally a Democrat with some balls  cherish44   Jan-31-09 01:40 AM   #134 
  - "Idiots" or Robber Barons?  PADemD   Jan-31-09 06:53 AM   #137 
  - McCaskill is also demanding accountability from Robert Gates  lebkuchen   Jan-31-09 07:04 AM   #138 
  - Easy Peasy way to do this...  eilen   Jan-31-09 07:40 AM   #139 
  - If you can't use unemployment compensation to go to graduate school,  DailyGrind51   Jan-31-09 08:29 AM   #140 
  - Absolutely but I also think someone needs to go after that $18.4 billion in bonuses.  mod mom   Jan-31-09 08:59 AM   #141 
  - Awesome! nt  onlyadream   Jan-31-09 09:02 AM   #142 
  - They were quick to let wage be an issue for the union workers to not do so now for the theives  dcindian   Jan-31-09 09:03 AM   #143 
  - WHAT IF....  EPIC1934   Jan-31-09 09:16 AM   #147 
     - Thanks for the suggestion  dcindian   Jan-31-09 09:40 AM   #150 
  - The little guy gets shafted again  Shoes For Industry   Jan-31-09 09:15 AM   #145 
  - Reality check  Taxmyth   Jan-31-09 10:08 AM   #152 
  - Misleading information...  jordi_fanclub   Jan-31-09 11:29 AM   #160 
  - What is misleading  Taxmyth   Jan-31-09 01:09 PM   #166 
     - So what you're saying is that excessive labor costs are ruining the financial sector.  Telly Savalas   Feb-01-09 09:13 AM   #170 
        - $400k is not a lot of money  Taxmyth   Feb-01-09 11:58 AM   #174 
  - I got quarterly project based bonuses at my last job  wickerwoman   Feb-01-09 03:00 PM   #176 
  - They want US workers to work for what their Japanese counterparts make, right?  SKKY   Jan-31-09 10:18 AM   #153 
  - PS: We also need a pay cap on Congressional salaries -- and benefits . . .  defendandprotect   Jan-31-09 10:24 AM   #154 
  - Why THAT much?  Titonwan   Jan-31-09 11:30 AM   #161 
  - I'll repeat my celebration  Jakes Progress   Jan-31-09 11:38 AM   #162 
  - Calling my reps on Monday...  LeftHandPath   Jan-31-09 11:46 AM   #163 
  - How 'bout a Congressional pay cut while we're at it? n/t  SlowDownFast   Jan-31-09 12:11 PM   #165 
  - and a ball peen hammer to the testicles so they don't reproduce  yurbud   Jan-31-09 09:14 PM   #168 
  - Error: you can only recommend threads which were started in the past 24 hours  tom_paine   Feb-01-09 11:28 AM   #172 
 

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