POLITICS
05/04/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Obama To Bank CEOs: "My Administration Is The Only Thing Between You And The Pitchforks"

The bankers struggled to make themselves clear to the president of the United States.

Arrayed around a long mahogany table in the White House state dining room last week, the CEOs of the most powerful financial institutions in the world offered several explanations for paying high salaries to their employees - and, by extension, to themselves.

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