STU: I mean, you're definitely -- any goodwill you had yesterday you were starting to ruin with agreeing with Dianne Feinstein and Barney Frank, but --
GLENN: I'm not doing that willingly. I don't know what Dianne Feinstein's reason for saying that -- what's his name, Burris?
GLENN: Burris should be seated, she's probably doing it for some political reason. I'm saying it because, is there a scandal with him? Is there something that he's done wrong? Has it been illegal the way he's been seated? The answer is no. Seat the man, period. That's just what should be done. And Democrats should be saying it and Republicans should be saying it. I don't care if it's good, bad or indifferent for the party. Seat the man, period.
So I find myself strangely in agreeance with Dianne Feinstein. And then I read this story from Barney Frank, and this one, whew. He's pushing now "Say on pay." Legislation which would force companies to hold a nonbinding shareholder vote on executive compensation. "Who the hell are you" is what I first thought. Government is now going to tell people exactly how they run their companies. This is what I've been saying. We're moving down the road away from capitalism. We're slowly -- well, not now. We're in a full-fledged run -- down this road. At first politicians only wanted to limit pay of executives, you know, from companies that took out federal bailout money. Now they want a nonbinding vote. How long before Barney Frank says, "You know what I like is bondage. We could just bind these people up like crazy." How long? Barney Frank says if executives do well, they should get a bonus. If they don't do well, they shouldn't get a bonus. Perhaps they have to surrender the bonus they previously received. It was great. That's great. How do we ever measure that? How do we ever measure that? And who the heck are you? And by the way, Barney, have you noticed? That sounds kind of like rewarding people for doing well. I thought you were against rewarding people for doing well.
If Barney Frank is such a supporter on "Say on pay," I think I should be one. I think I'm going to join Barney Frank in the "Say on pay" campaign. Now, sure that sounds counterintuitive, but let's just limit it to people who receive federal money. Let's just do that. Not every company. Just any of these dirt bag companies and the dirtbags that work for them that are taking federal money. Anybody who's taking federal money, you're right; we should have a "Say on pay." And I'm going to go a step further, Barney Frank. I'm going to say it should be binding. Yeah. Huh? Barney, right now Barney's like, "Gee, there must be a trick to this some place. He can't be agreeing with me because this sounds -- it's all making sense to me. Yes, yes, yes! I say to myself yes! Oh, Barney, yes." What we're not going to tell Barney is he's one of the guys that takes federal dollars. So Barney, when you don't do so well, we're gonna have a vote on whether you should get a pay raise.
See, right now you guys -- this is great. Congress -- by the way, congress got a raise over the holiday. Did you know that? New Year's Eve they gave themselves a holiday -- they gave themselves a raise. Hmmm. How did that happen? Well, they didn't even have to be in session. It just automatically happens because they voted that they could get an automatic raise every year, that way they don't have to vote on it because it's too political. Now, I don't know why they wouldn't do that for you if you were making minimum wage, which I said don't vote -- we shouldn't with a minimum wage. She shouldn't have a maximum wage, she shouldn't have a minimum wage. Let the states decide what the maximum wage and the minimum wage would be in their states because a minimum wage in Kentucky certainly is not livable on a minimum wage, that same minimum wage in New York City. But, of course, the politicians needed to have that minimum wage. So I said if we're going to go down the minimum wage, why wouldn't we just vote that it automatically goes up with a cost of living, that there's automatic cost of living rises on a minimum wage. No, they don't want to do that because they need the political power. They need to be able to say, "I'm in there fighting for you, the person with the minimum wage." Otherwise it just automatically happens and nobody notices it.
Now, why would they not want to do that with the minimum wage but they do want to do that with their own wage? I'm going to go a step further. "Say on pay," Barney Frank. "If you take federal dollars, you should be held responsible. What's happening to all that money? What are you doing with it? How much waste is there?" You are exactly right, Barney Frank. And so seeing that I'm your employer, I should be able to say, "I don't think you guys are getting a raise. And we'll evaluate every year how good of a job are the people doing right now in Washington that the American people are giving a 10% approval rating. Sucks to be you. Look who's giving all of their money back from last year, Barney Frank, on the banking committee. Looks like you pretty much suck.
I'm going to go a step further. You know, Harry Reid is saying that he just, he didn't have any kind of conversations with the governor of Illinois. What, I haven't had conversations. You know they're on tape. Hmmm? You know, they're not letting these tapes be released. Now, let me ask you a question. Don't they work for us? We use common sense. Aren't they our employees? If they're our employees, as a boss don't you have a right to look and see what's on people's company computers? Don't you have a right as an employer if they are using company e-mail to be able to see what's in their e-mail? I think we should have GotomyPC on all of these dirtbags' computers. I think you should be able to log onto Harry Reid's computer anytime. There's a difference between national security, but we the people will discover and define national security, not you guys. Because all of a sudden it will be your gym membership account. I think we should be able to see what everything is on your computer. We should be able to see absolutely everything -- it used to be called freedom of information, but that doesn't really work so well anymore. I think we should be able to see absolutely everything that you people are doing, and I think at the end of the year we should evaluate you and see if you get that raise, that outrageous 2.8% raise. I don't think you deserve 2.8. I don't think you deserve a damn -- and no offense, Barney Frank -- one fat dime.