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Are you satisfied with the job that Kenneth Feinberg, the Obama Administration’s bank executives “pay czar” is doing?

Response Percent Votes
70% 596
18% 158
Not sure
10% 88
Total 842


purplesage 5 years ago

I'm not satisfied with the job anyone in the Obama administration is doing - starting with the President.

Steve Miller 5 years ago

Amen brotha !! I think the majority of us feel this way..

independant1 5 years ago

Yup - Or the previous 6 administrations.

staff04 5 years ago

Tom, do you know who Kenneth Feinberg is or what he has done in this capacity?

pizzapete 5 years ago

pay czar? Isn't that the president of Venezuela or something? He'll probably do just as good a job as the "drug czar" whomever that is this year.

Corey Williams 5 years ago

A "tsar" is russian. A "czar" is what it is here.

independant1 5 years ago

I retract correction for usa, correction stands for mother russia. Since there is no redaction on this blog, only removal. Think I'll suggest removal just to clear things up.

Corey Williams 5 years ago

"mother russia" Good to know where your allegiance lies.

independant1 5 years ago

the other half immigrated have insight, i'm mongrel okie, pledge allegiance, deep military roots last and this century, i do confess to confederate ancesters like Will Rogers, not affilated with any party (so give up some clout due to that hard headedness) born skeptic.

Cait McKnelly 5 years ago

Well it certainly isn't the Soviets. They never referred to the USSR as "Mother Russia".

independant1 5 years ago

I got that term from russian doctor while toasting with Russian Tsar vodka in russian medical clinic. That came after the medical exam, sauna/scrubbing/cold water bath repeat then tea. In doctors office we had good fatty smoked sausage/salt cucumbers/tomatos/bread between toasts. Really tied one on. The times were within spittin distance of Soviet Mother Russia, early 90's.

Richard Heckler 5 years ago

The Bush family knows a lot about sending financial institutions down the tubes. Reagan/Bush and Bush/Cheney revealed their expertise:

August, 1981--Tax Reform Act of 1981 enacted. Provides powerful tax incentives for real-estate investment by individuals. This legislation helps create a "boom" in real estate and contributes to over-building. ((((( Sounds quite familiar to the latest failures of financial institutions))) (((Sounds a whole lot like the economy in Lawrence,Kansas)))

1989--President George HW Bush unveils Savings & Loan bailout plan in February.

What is important to note about the S&L scandal is that it was the largest theft in the history of the world costing American tax payers over $1.4 trillion dollars.

14 Oct 2008 - President George W. Bush unveiled the largest taxpayer funded bail out of American banks since the great depression yesterday, sparking claims that America is now a socialist state like Cuba and North Korea. ( Father Bush did it and Son Bush follows father)

August, 1981--Tax Reform Act of 1981 enacted. Provides powerful tax incentives for real-estate investment by individuals. This legislation helps create a "boom" in real estate and contributes to over-building. ((((( Sounds quite familiar to the latest failures of financial institutions))) (((Sounds a whole lot like the economy in Lawrence,Kansas)))

Economies cannot withstand gross mismanagement and very large bank robberies performed by white collar america.

Majestic42 5 years ago

Hey, sweet, another Bush-blamer.

overthemoon 5 years ago

truth hurts. the man can not walk off without being held responsible for the amount of damage he did. meanwhile, for your entertainment:

Majestic42 5 years ago

You know what else is difficult? Owning up to your own mistakes and taking responsibility for your own actions.

overthemoon 5 years ago

You're right. Like Bush never apologizing for killing 5000 American's in a war that he started with lies, or torturing people with no regard for any international law or any sense of morality, or failing to even notice that the economy was tanking two years before it broke. But no, he's not owning any of it.

The so called 'obama mistakes' you all fabricate and exaggerate so consistently are actually the policy agenda that we voted for. What was that people said when Bush was elected....? Oh Yeh, "You lost, get over it"

gl0ck0wn3r 5 years ago

I think you make too much money mowing lawns. Perhaps the city should start regulating your pay?

newmedia 5 years ago

Just another way to circumvent the congress.

Flap Doodle 5 years ago

Thanks for the ancient history lesson, merrill. It's been almost a day since you copy/pasted the same drivel.

uncleandyt 5 years ago

ignoring important information is getting old....omg

just_another_bozo_on_this_bus 5 years ago

If we get the Republicans back in there, not only would these execs get all of their bonus money, they'd get a tax break to boot.

overthemoon 5 years ago

um....we did. or are you going to keep pretending that didn't happen?

uncleandyt 5 years ago

Corporate executives work very hardly and deserve everything we give them. Feinberg appears to be a tool. Now he is working for BP to divvy up the $20 billion. He says that he is not working for BP, but for the people. I predict that this will work out as most matters of American justice do = the poor will get swindled. God Bless the Rich

beatrice 5 years ago

I have no idea if he is doing a good job or not, and I doubt many of the people commenting here do either. They just want to bash Obama. Whatever. In 2012, you will get the chance to vote for someone else -- and be disappointed again.

beatrice 5 years ago

Bitter? Not at all. I am thrilled Obama is President rather than McCain, while you and people like you are disappointed over this fact. That is not bitter, that is the truth. When he runs for a 2nd term, I strongly believe that he will win again, much to your continued disappointment. That is not bitter at all, just the obvious.

Fugu 5 years ago

I agree beatrice. I really doubt most commentators have even heard the name Kenneth Feinburg, let alone know what he does and how well he does it.

Jeremiah Jefferson 5 years ago

The last good president was probably Roosevelt or Eisenhower. They have all been crooks every since Linden B Johnson offed JFK. Gerald Ford wasn't too bad, he just rode around and let Congress run the country

Godot 5 years ago

The question should not be "is he doing a good job?" It should be "should a job like his even exist anywhere outside of Venzuela or Communist China?"

overthemoon 5 years ago

These polls make the poor assumption that the posters are actually informed on the issue.

mr_right_wing 5 years ago

Until each and every one is eligible for food stamps the job is not being done!!!!!

JustNoticed 5 years ago

What an incredibly stupid question. How the f&u#c@k would anyone know what the guy is doing? Stupid, stupid bulls#h$iT newspaper.

JustNoticed 5 years ago

I mean, LJW, you won't even tell us who voted for and against the tailgate party the hideous OREAD wants to hold. You can't be bother to report the vote, just that it's 3-2. You fail, fail, fail.

optimist 5 years ago

The problem is the question. We shouldn't be asking if "the pay czar" is doing a good job. We should be asking whether or not the existence of such a post is consistent with American values, liberty and free market principles in the first place. The question as stated assumes we accept that a government bureaucrat should have the power to determine the value of a free person in a free market.

TopJayhawk 5 years ago

You mean we have a pay socialist now to add to the list of all the other neo communits in the White House?

bondmen 5 years ago

I will be satisfied when Barry Obama and the ideologues with which he surrounds himself are no longer in the news.

texburgh 5 years ago

What percentage of respondents actually know who he is or what he has done? My guess is somewhere in the neighborhood of 3%. This poll is just a reaction poll and a chance to express your outrage over 1) anything Obama does for good or bad ("I hate Obama therefore I hate anything that is linked to him including water spaniels") or 2) the way the LJW is focused on being outraged over anything linked to Obama.

A pollster would have first asked "are you familiar with Kenneth Feinberg?" If the answer is NO, the poll ends.

camper 5 years ago

There was actually a pretty good AP article in the print copy of the LJW yesterday. But, your right, not too many know what Feinberg is doing as I did not until reading the article. If the pay Czar was tougher on these execs, I'm sure (because he works for Obama) we would have seen a huge outcry from those who we'd expect. They'd be calling Obama a bully and a Socialist who is intervening in the Free Market system. Just as they did when the 20 Billion dollar BP fund was created. They called him a bully then.

But after reading the article, I think this guy caved in and lamely said that they had already been punished enough. I'm not too confident either if this guy is going to oversee the BP fund. Already we are seeing stories of payouts going to "recreational" fisherman and family members of politicians.

Don't get me wrong here (I support President Obama), but I see a problem here that is going to grow worse if it is not nipped in the bud. They really need to bring in more claims specialists (who can't be bought) or we will see an enormous amount of corruption. It will become the Great 20 Billion BP money grab. Probably already, the Gulf coast is a magnet for crooks as 20B is not a small number.

Don Whiteley 5 years ago

These comments are so full of half-truths and half-veiled lies, it sickens me that Americans still think this way. Whose to blame? Republicans AND Democrats are equally to blame. No Democrat wants to remember their politicians pushing Bush, congress, and financial institutions to provide low interest loans for people to buy into the American dream of owning a home. The real dream was that they could afford to continue payments on these loans. During the hottest years of our economy, did the Republicans pay down our national debt as countries are supposed to do in good times? Not a red cent!!! They lowered taxes and increased spending, sending our national debt out of the stratosphere. Democrats may have better uses for our money than war, but fact is, every damned one of them wants to put their stamp on some entitlement program that bleeds billions of dollars our country doesn't have. The only viable choice that voters have left is to continue throwing out these scoundrels until someone listens to us and is willing to put their country ahead of their party and their personal agenda. Otherwise, we join the European economies tottering on the verge of national bankruptcy.

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