It did not take long for American twitterers to weigh in.
@danibabb (Calif.): $500k exec pay cap from Obama 2day ABSURD. U think a REALLY GOOD CEO is going 2 work 4 half a mil a year? GOVT needs to stay out of private!
@anne_wilson (Cambridge, Mass.): Kudos, President Obama, on the executive salary cap. http://tinyurl.com/b6vp6l
@denniskuntz questioned whether Obama had the authority for such a move.
@denniskuntz (Charlotte, N.C.): Wait, where does it say Obama can cap exec salaries? Must be in here somewhere...right? *flips through Constitution* #tcot
The most retweeted voice on the subject was Tom Peters, an American writer on business management practices. Dozens retweeted his opinion, shortly after author @DanielPink posted a link to it.
@tvbarn (Kansas City, Mo.): Tom Peters supports Obama's salary cap: "The myth of the irreplaceable CEO is just that - myth." http://twurl.nl/j005ul - via @DanielPink