Who is Most at Fault - AIG Bonuses?

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    Yeah that will be a great sampling.


    Its obviously the people who wrote the contracts to pay the bonuses.
     
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    So you vote AIG?
     
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    who do you think wrote the contracts?

    the same fuckers who are getting the god damned bonuses.

    Now they only get ten %
     
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    The American people for voting clowns in office.
     
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    the corporations screw you with the help of your own party and you blame everyone?

    Dude you voted for them not me.
     
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    Geithner finally admitted to CNN he pushed to have the bonus protection included in the stimulus bill, just as Dodd admitted yesterday that he was the one to actually make certain that language was inserted into the bill. Both men had denied these claims earlier this week.

    CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - Geithner: Treasury pushed for bonus loophole « - Blogs from CNN.com

    Meanwhile, Nancy Pelosi is laying the blame for the AIG mess at the feet of the Senate leadership:

    RealClearPolitics - Video - Pelosi Blames AIG Mess On Senate

    And as this furor continues to fester in DC, President Obama held what one account calls "bizarre" town meeting in Los Angeles yesterday afternoon in which he joked about the AIG affair, describing it as a "tizzy". This is the same president who teleprompted outrage over the AIG bonuses just 24 hours earlier.

    All the while, even some Democrats in Congress are airing growing frustrations at the administration's seeming inability to remain both focused and competent - to say nothing of the public's outrage.

    The Weekly Standard

    And the underlying question remains - what did Obama know regarding these bonuses? Was his "outrage" complete fabrication? Was he actually complicit in allowing the bonus protection amendment to be included, therefore saying one thing publicly while doing the exact opposite legislatively?

    Or was he completely out of the loop in this process - and if so, who is in fact calling the shots at the White House?

    As of now, Obama has given no specifics on that subject - but he is engaging a Jay Leno audience this afternoon.
     
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    And today's vote in the house proved beyond a shadow of a doubt what a bunch of thugs are running this country into the ground. I hope to God AIG takes this all the way to the Supreme Court. I don't think it is constitutional for a legislative body to pass a punitive tax at 90%. I am praying to God it goes to court and that it takes an entire four years to play out.. Loudly.
     
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    To find who is guilty.....investigate those pointing at others.....
     
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    I don't know who put forth this simple idea in the committee hearings yesterday,, but he/she said "We could recover the money by simply witholding it from your next 30 Billion we just allotted." But, no the cluster fuck called the Democratic party had to have a big dog and pony show.. I hope it bites them in the azz..
     

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