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Roberts questions pay limits

Reactions to any White House initiative tend to stay within party lines. So it was surprising to see how Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., regarded the Obama administration's decision to restrict compensation for top executives at the biggest bailed-out banks. "I have no problem with greed being curtailed," McCain said.Apparently Sen. Pat Roberts (in photo), R-Kan., does: "It's a bad precedent. You have government determining the pay of a company that may be in the business of trying to get the best employees they can to save the company. It's very competitive out there. I'm not waving flags for people to get excessive pay or golden parachutes — what I object to is the government making that decision."

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