Friday, December 25, 2009

I know it's really not the day, but this crap ticks me off

too much to pass over. Remember the "Executives should not get big pay or bonuses" crap from The Obama & Co.?
The top U.S. housing regulator said on Thursday it approved 2009 pay packages of up to $6 million each for the chief executives of government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

The approvals were part of a wider decision by the Federal Housing Finance Agency on executive salaries at both firms. FHFA Acting Director Edward DeMarco said, on average, executive pay at the companies had dropped 40 percent from where it stood before the government seized them last year.

To continue playing that role in the U.S. mortgage market, Fannie and Freddie must “attract and retain the talent needed to accomplish these objectives,” DeMarco said.

The announcement came less than 24 hours after the Obama administration’s pay czar, Kenneth Feinberg, approved millions of dollars in pay for top executives at GM and GMAC. Feinberg oversees compensation plans at firms receiving money from the government’s $700 billion financial rescue fund.

Because giving big pay and bonuses to people at GM & Co. and the corrupt clowns at Fannie and Freddie is a whole different thing from a company not full of union clowns and Obama friends getting big pay.


2ABill said...

I would like to comment to you privately about at least Freddie mac. However, I have been unable to find an e-mail address on your site.

Should you wish to contact me, please e-mail me at:

Thanks, and keep up the good work blogging!

Firehand said...

Dammit, I'd thought I had contact info on the sidebar! It's there now

Anonymous said...

Just payin' off more of their supporters. That's okay by the rules that they use for themselves.
Kind of like funding acorn only with the money split among fewer thieves.

Anonymous said...

Clowns are bad.