Monday, March 16, 2009


I'm sure by now you've all heard about AIG doling out $165 million in bonuses to the same useless executives who drove the company into the ditch with their risky investments and failed policies.

I'm sure you've also heard the Oscar-worthy hand-wringing of enablers Summers, Geithner, and Bernanke: If only we could undo those inviolable contracts between AIG and its employees, we would. We're just so outraged by this miscarriage of justice against the American people. I was so mad when I heard about this I tore my hair out and screamed in anger!

Bullshit, I yell. Yeah, they just found out about this over the weekend. Please.

Maybe if these brilliant, powerful, all-knowing leaders of the American economic recovery had done a shred of due-diligence into AIG's contractual obligations they could've chosen not to loan the $170 billion to the failing company. Or, more accurately, since the Three Stooges obviously did their due diligence and knew full-well about the bonus plan, they could have -- gasp! -- attached contingencies to the $170 billion and demanded that AIG award no bonus money after the bail-out. Make no mistake -- they knew about this bonus money and bailed out AIG anyway. It's too big to fail!

If AIG had said, we'd love to tell all our incompetent executives they'll receive no bonus money, but we're contractually obligated, then Timmy, Larry, and Benny could've informed the failing company that they're contractually bound to the American people not to give away money to thieves, bums, fools, and gamblers.

The bullshit storm grows stronger. It's up to Cat 4 and blowing harder. Whatever we're hearing out of The Three Stooges' mouths ain't the truth. Up is down, black is white, war is peace. And billions of dollars of corporate charity with taxpayer money brings "outrage" and "shock" to the very people who gave it away.

We're being bamboozled, and they're not even trying to hide it.

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Blogger Smitty said...

It's a small thing, but a few of us politically-connected types are soon to put together a F/B Group ("Mad at AIG" or something), and use it to set meetings with our U.S. Senators and local Congressional folks when they're in town. Like I said, it's not much, but at least we can meet with these folks (we know their staffers and such) and say our piece.

4:13 PM  
Anonymous Applesaucer said...

Notice how all this "outrage" Summers, Bernanke, and Obama comes after-the-fact?

Meanwhile "The Obama administration on Monday rejected South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford's request to use $700 million in federal stimulus cash to pay down state debt."

Reminds me of all the looting, borrowing and spending under Dumbya.

"The audacity of change"

Too rich.


4:23 PM  
Blogger Mike said...

a F/B Group ("Mad at AIG" or something), and use it to set meetings with our U.S. Senators and local Congressional folks when they're in town.

I'll check it out.

"The audacity of change"

Audacity is right.

9:16 PM  

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