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Congressman Barney Frank did not exhibit much patience Thursday morning after a CNBC interviewer repeatedly talked over him on the issue of executive pay caps.
“I hate to burn down the house, here,” Frank’s interviewer said. “It seems to me that you’re dealing with a model that no longer works. We don’t have mom and pop sitting at home holding these shares. These shares are primarily in mutual funds and the ownership is a derivative instrument and I just don’t understand how you get …”
Well, you talk about …” the anchor began.
“May I respond, sir?” Frank sounded off.
“You talk about …” CNBC’s host continued.
“May I respond?” Frank repeated.
Originally posted by Major Discrepancy
The Major is never more amused than when a body that votes itself a pay raise at the cost of the U.S taxpayer looks to truncate compensation of the private sector.
Originally posted by jtma508
Wow. ATSers reaching for new lows again. Ad hominum attacks because some people are entirely clueless. Put your obvious personal prejudices aside and watch what is being said. The CNBC reporter is interupting him and attempting to spin the response. I know Barney Frank. I've met with this man. He's one of if not the most well-read and intellectually sharp people in Congress from either party. And he has no tolerance for this kind of crap. I don't agree with all of his positions but I know first hand where he is coming from. You people (the major included) clearly don't. >SNIP< How sad.
[Mod edit - inappropriate comment removed]
[edit on 6/12/2009 by yeahright]
Originally posted by debz325 Barney probabley had to go molest another male intern,he does not think he has to answer to the American people.