A disproportionate amount of the 'secret money' being contributed to political campaigns in Election 2010 is going to Republicans, says Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee Chairman Rep. Chris Van Hollen.
Tightening belts this way costs businesses and government less than layoffs. But it’s tough on families.
Democrats say such a measure could have helped avert the financial crisis. Republicans and big business call it a bureaucratic power grab.
Congress takes up legislation next week to give shareholders of public companies more say on executive compensation.
Shareholders wield their clout over executive packages.
The desire to save jobs has led to concessions – but there is a limit.