November 20, 2008

Auto industry CEOs appeared on Capitol Hill today to ask for a $25 billion bailout. At least one lawmaker believes that the CEOs should change their luxury travel habits before getting access to taxpayer funds. Rep. Brad Sherman (D-CA) asked the top execs if they would be willing sell their corporate jets and travel home on commercial flights.

Sherman asked the CEOs, "I'm going to ask you to raise your hand if you are planning to sell your jet in place now and fly back commercial."

"Let the record show, no hands went up," noted Sherman

MSNBC's Contessa Brewer and Mike Viqueira discussed the CEOs' lack of response. "I have to tell you, just listening to that is awkward," said Brewer.

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