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By Brian Beutler

Seems to be as I feared:

Executives at Goldman Sachs Group Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and hundreds of financial institutions receiving federal aid aren’t likely to be affected by pay restrictions announced yesterday by President Barack Obama.The rules, created in response to growing public anger about the record bonuses the financial industry doled out last year, will apply only to top executives at companies that need “exceptional” assistance in the future….

“What I’m a little bit surprised by is that those pay restrictions don’t apply to what I would call the double dippers, which is basically Citigroup and Bank of America, which have come back for capital,” said Charles Peabody, an analyst at Portales Partners LLC in New York. Both banks received money under the Treasury’s $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program, and required additional bailout funds and a government guarantee of their assets.

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