Sunday, March 15, 2009

A.I.G. Planning Huge Bonuses After $170 Billion Bailout

I support this instead of the bonuses.

8 comments:

Christopher Paquette said...

The explanation from the CEO of AIG is that they have to pay the bonuses to the guys who fucked everything up so that they will stay with the company and help sort out the mess they made. I don't know how they explain all of this stuff with a straight face. After the meetings with the government they probably go out for beers and laugh their asses off.

zs said...

Why is no one giving me a huge bonus? I've fucked up hundreds of times!

zs said...

When we go out for a steak I'm going send the receipt to AIG and tell them they owe us.

Christopher Paquette said...

we'll just put it on our expense account.... they will never notice.

patcaribou said...

maybe giving the super-rich their bonuses will help keep them buying art, though i doubt any of the smarmy a-holes at AIG have enough taste to buy a ZS.

Steven Dalos said...

Send AIG Execs Guantanamo
The government owns AIG. Contracts be damned. These execs violated their contracts by moral turpitude. The government can indict a ham sandwich! Send them all to Guantanamo or allow them to commit suicide, once they've made restitution plus damages. Same goes for Merrill Lynch.

zs said...

Absolutely correct. I say keep Guantanamo open! AIG, Merrill Lynch... I'll take it back to Enron... hey you guys, get ready to swap water skis for waterboards! We just need to make sure that these people get sent to Guantanamo.

I'd make sure there's space for Bush and Cheney, too.

vancouver real estate said...

Just a few thoughts:
1) These bonuses include part of last year's withheld salary.
2) When it is collected by the 90% tax, how will a common tax payer benefit from this money?
3) Politicians knew about it since these bonuses were guaranteed by the stimulus package bill. Why do they now act as if they didn't know?

Take care, Jay