I HATE the politics involved in this situation. Congress is focusing on Exec salaries and benefits which have absolutely NOTHING to do with the issue at hand. Compaired to the overall spending of each of these companies, the exec salary and the cost to fly the jet to DC (provided by the company and REQUIRED to be used for insurance reasons), is nothing. Are these men supposed to put on a show and act like paupers for the media? That's ridiculous.
Bottom line, they bailed out AIG, and IMO AIG had the most fraudalent practices I've ever seen. Why can't they bailout struggling automakers? Do they realize what's at stake? Why aren't they focusing on important issues? They should be asking for how the automakers plan to spend/invest the bailout money, not complaining because they make more money than them.