As Rush says, this is the biggest misdirection campaign, orchestrated by the Democrats, in many a year. The real issue here is the government money that got paid out to all those banks, starting with Goldman Sachs; that's where the focus should be, and the outrage. AIG is 80% government owned; these bonuses have been known about for months by all the parties; why is it now a crisis?
Geithner drfated the bailout plan, Congress approved it a year ago, AND THESE ARE RETENTION BONUSES. Most of you idiots have probably never had a job long enough to be asked to stay on while the company reorganizes and phases jobs out, but that's what the cash is for.
Now the conveniently Alzheimerish crew on the Hill know nothing about it. DODD EVEN AMENDED IT TO EXEMPT THESE LAST MONTH. What lying slimbuckets.. Way to go America, here's your hope and change.God, are they stupid!