Feds Snip Fannie, Freddie Golden Parachutes

The government said yesterday that it would forbid Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac from paying their fired CEOs their separation payments or “golden parachutes.” Experts estimate they were together up for $25 million. Political pressure had been mounting, with calls from both presidential candidates and other lawmakers to limit the departing execs’ compensation. Coupling this with the news about the Fed not bailing out Lehman Brothers means only one thing, we’ve entered the funnest part of the sub-prime aftermath, the punishment phase!

Fannie, Freddie chiefs lose ‘golden parachutes’ [Washington Post] (Thanks to Matthew!) (Photo: Getty)

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