And this background news on yesterday's NBC news story about the CEO pensions of those companies we taxpayers are footing the bills of: Rewrite bailout rules on CEO pay "The American people have absolutely no reason to trust Paulson, a former high-finance CEO himself, on executive pay. In his bailout negotiations with Congress, Paulson fought restrictions on CEO compensation at every turn. He simply doesn't see excessive executive pay as a problem that desperately needs fixing. The Treasury secretary's current course, unless Congress intervenes, will mean more business as usual on Wall Street. Last year, the CEOs of the nine major banks that we taxpayers now partially own took home, on average, $32.2 million each, nearly triple the average CEO pay at the 500 biggest U.S. companies. That's more than $600,000 a week." "Share the wealth," anyone?