The Bonus Battle: Executive Compensation Under the Spotlight, Again

The administration has been pushing rules to let shareholders have more of a say in executive compensation packages, but the question remains as to whether that, along with public outrage and personal expressions of displeasure, is enough.

The White House knows that populist sentiment could be stirred up even further if officials of banks once again receive hefty bonuses, and that anger, this time, could end up being channeled toward the White House if it doesn't handle it correctly. There's already concern about the administration's massive spending proposals and the skyrocketing national debt, which has caused Obama's popularity to decline in the polls.

ABC News' Huma Khan contributed to this report.

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