Would like to know what they offered Carter and Walters. If they are offering all of what they can and the guys turn them down, then no complaints. If they are offering only what they think they are worth and have bonus pool left to offer more, then big complaint.
That's turning down free talent over a small amount of money that won't (could...but won't) be used anywhere else. I'm sure that's mostly on the Angeloses for being cheap idiots and no authorizing Elias to spend the 5% overage, but its also a little bit on Elias for not planning his budget better (strategy complaint) or not just giving in and overpaying even if he thinks they are worth less (ego complaint). And partly for not standing up and calling ownership out on being unwisely cheap (leadership complaint). He's convinced them to do a lot of things that others haven't been able to do, so he's overall way ahead on this sort of thing, but that doesn't mean its not a little on him for where he can't be convincing enough to convince ownership to go against their nature and not do something stupid in the name of cheapness.