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Awkward: CNBC Host Speechless After Barney Frank Asks About High Salaries for 'Poor' Bankers (TEXT and VIDEOS)

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CNBC host Maria Bartiromo and former Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson were momentarily stunned on Sunday when former Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) asked them why the "poor beleaguered bankers" could afford to pay themselves excessively high salaries but...

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Roseann d (178)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 1:25 pm
Good going Barney! Barney is one of the good guys. Keep asking the tough questions that these Wall Street lapdogs won't.

edward jagusiak (25)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 1:25 pm
He stuck it too them again.

Roseann d (178)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 1:27 pm
We'll get over it when banksters are jailed and we've seized their bank accounts and assets. Despite how they try to hide em.

Roger Skinner (14)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 3:39 pm
> “Where did these enormous salaries come from if they were, in fact, such serious trouble,” he [Barney Frank] asked.
> That query was met with several seconds of awkward silence as members of the panel looked at each other nervously.
> Finally, Gregory and Bartiromo broke the silence with forced laughter.

And no one bothered to answer the question. The truth is that these CEOs are in it for themselves and could give a damn about anyone else. They don't even care about the shareholders that they are supposed to be working for. Well, that's free enterprise and capitalism for you, isn't it? Wall Street is a game that the rich play to make themselves richer. It no longer serves the purpose that it was created for.

Eternal Gardener (745)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 4:14 pm
Mr. Roger Skinner, well said!

Arielle S (313)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 4:26 pm
So it's funny to them, eh? Well guys the bigger they are, the harder they fall...and you banks are NOT too big to fall....

Arlene Mary Baladi (40)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 4:38 pm
Such a shame...all of Wall Street is corrupt. Peace, Light and Love.

JL A (281)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 5:20 pm
I'm glad he is choosing to stay in public life asking the questions the public deserves answers to.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 5:52 pm
What are you going to do with a girl like Maria? Laugh in her clueless face.

Lois Jordan (63)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 7:28 pm
Woo hoo! Good going, Barney! I must admit that what I think of Gregory, Bartiromo & Paulson is unprintable.

Robert K (31)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 7:48 pm
Maria is another Sarah Palin, a pretty face hiding a black hearted soul.

Paulson, Geithner and Summers in toto not worth the powder to blow them to hell. At least Summers has taken himself out of the running for the nomination to the Fed. Probably to avoid being skinned alive and his crimes exposed by Elizabeth Warren.

Jason S (50)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 9:03 pm
Good posting, thanks

Jason R (67)
Sunday September 15, 2013, 9:23 pm
I love it! We should hear mote gnawing questions like his.

Peggy A (0)
Monday September 16, 2013, 8:32 am
Shame on them,thank you for sharing.
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