AIG to pay MORE bonuses!

I could throw up! AIG is going to pay out $165 million in BONUSES!!!!!!! WHAT! WHY? Look…if I am the one paying YOUR salary then you don’t have the RIGHT to pay out $165 MILLION in BONUSES!!! When you accepted government help, you put ownership of your company in MY hands and I say the bonuses are DONE!!! Each person in the company will be receiving $112,000. Do those fat cats on Wall Street not realize that $112,000 is more than double what most Americans make every YEAR??!?!? And that’s their bonus????

WAKE UP to REALITY!! Come down to OUR way of living. For, say, even a day!

The problem is that the people who got us into this mess don’t WANT to wake up! They would rather keep living their fat cat lifestyles than admit they made a mistake. I wonder if some of them aren’t worried they’ll get fired soon so they’re trying to stock up as much money as possible. That might be wise, if they hadn’t committed fraud to get us into this mess in the first place.

What infuriates me the MOST, though, is that the execs actually had their lawyers threaten to sue AIG if they didn’t make the payments. What threats do THEY get for committing fraud and getting us into this mess?

It’s time for us to let them fall flat on their faces and see the consequences of their actions. If we don’t, they will just continue to do the same things that got them into this mess expecting that America will bail them out again…afraid of what will happen if we don’t.

Okay. Rant done. For now.



Luke Holzmann said...


Reminds me of a podcast I heard (can't find it now though, sorry), that talked about the mortgage problems. One of the mortgage brokers they talked to said, "I first realized there was a problem when--and this is going to sound obscene--but I first realized something was wrong when I couldn't pay the $25,000 of bills I had one month..."

$25,000 a month.


Thoughts of THAT mom said...

$25,000 in bills PER month!!!!??!!

Can you IMAGINE? I can't even fathom that! Even if I HAD the money, I can't imagine paying THAT much out every single month!

If I had that kind of money, I'd pay off all my bills, pay cash for a modest house (actually probably buy land & build so I'd have more room to grow food), & put the money aside to replace our car when it finally died. I'd replace it with another used vehicle too. I'm so cheap.