Perhaps some way acceptable to both sides of the isle could be something like the tax regulation on donations. Policy makers' and administrators' compensation could be tied to performance in the same manner as a Rep's is: A basic wage (very basic), the fringes, and a bonus tied to performance and the balance sheet. To maintain the free enterprise system, any deviation from the limits could be taxed to the Corporation and the Recipient at a 90% rate for each (The enacting law should be drawn in a Supreme Court proof manner.)
You fell into the liberal trap with this post. In order to do what you are proposing, you accept the proposition that government can legally be involved in setting salaries, benefits and bonuses for private businesses.
We should all have one reflex when a liberal asks us for "our solution" to the problem--run the opposite direction, fast. When a lib defines the problem, proposes a liberal solution, then asks what alternative a conservative has, we are just playing on their field with their ball as we fall all over ourselves to show how smart we are at devising answers to, remember what? THEIR problem.
This AIG bonus stuff is pure BS, or better, populist BS. The total bonus for the AIG financial services section was $165 million. This week Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac announced RETENTION bonuses of over $200 million without any outrage from Congress, unions, or even Acorn. Why not? Because the government runs them, that's why. Do you sense a double standard here? The other reason is both contribute heavily to Dodd, Frank and Obama.
The best conservative strategy currently is to hoist the libs by their own pitard; let them swing alone with their new policies.