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The $700-billion-dollar plan

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There are two major obstacles to this bail out plan -- the issues of accountability and executive compensation.

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"The Takeaway" talks to Peter Morici, Professor of International Business at the University of Maryland, and Senior Fellow at the Economic Strategy Institute.

Morici says of the plan: "Essentially there has to be two provisions ... a pay-to-play provision ... there has to be a reigning in of executive compensation and an end to the incentive structure we have on Wall Street ... the second thing is that banks, in order to benefit from this largess, must re-enter the securitization of loans. That's why credit markets have seized up -- around the country people cannot get conventional financing for mortgages because regional banks depend on these large New York City banks to securitize their loans ... right now the large city banks have abandoned that."

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