. . . would be to, without fanfare, retire from Congress, move to Miami Beach and keep away from all microphones, refraining from making any further public comment.
Not content to limit the salaries of financial institution executives receiving federal bailout money, that self-important House Financial Services Committee Chairman with an incapacity to admit mistakes now seeks to extend those salary curbs. So, even if you don’t take federal money, if ol’ Barney had his way, the feds could dictate your salary:
Congress will consider legislation to extend some of the curbs on executive pay that now apply only to those banks receiving federal assistance, House Financial Services Committee Chairman Barney Frank said.
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He said the compensation restrictions would apply to all financial institutions and might be extended to include all U.S. companies.
Barney Frank, the most prominent openly gay person in American politics today, is becoming an embarrassment. He favored rolling the dice with Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, obstructing efforts to reform these two government-sponsored enterprises even as evidence of their financial woes became increasingly manifest.
Look, Mr. Frank, you’ve had more than a hand in the financial mess. And you continue to promote schemes which would only serve to limit our freedom and hinder further economic growth. You can’t admit your mistakes.
So, please, for the sake of America and for the sake of gay people, just leave. We don’t want people to think that you speak for gay people; you refuse to take responsiblity for your actions and attempt to further socialize our economy.
UPDATE: As per comment #2, please note that I struck I word in the first full paragraph after the block quote. Reader GUS, with inflammatory language expressing his outrage, ask if Barney said anything “about Jamie Gorelick making over $20 million from Fannie Mae.” If he didn’t, it’s a sure sign of his hypocrisy.