Pass a law limiting CEO pay and shareholder payouts to some multiple of the number of the salary of every employee below C level.
You really think this should be the role of the government? Let me rephrase, do you think that the US government's constitutional role is to limit anyone's pay?
Even better, just limit profits and capital in a similar way, with the excess being taxed off.
Same question as above along with a "really?" You think the government should be able to limit profits and capital? Should the government be able to limit how much of my income I can put in my saving's account and instead require me to invest my savings back into the economy?
Wasn't one of the criticisms of the banks was not having enough capital to not need the bailouts? That they were spending/lending money instead of just sitting on it in case there was a financial crash.
Don't you think a company should be able to hold on to whatever capital they deem needed in case they have a bad quarter/year?