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Obama imposes limits on executive pay
$500,000 cap would apply to those getting ‘exceptional’ bailout assistance

“This is America. We don’t disparage wealth. We don’t begrudge anybody for achieving success,” Obama said. “But what gets people upset — and rightfully so — are executives being rewarded for failure. Especially when those rewards are subsidized by U.S. taxpayers.”

Obama said that massive severance packages for executives who leave failing firms are also going to be eliminated.
“We’re taking the air out of golden parachutes,” he said.