I heard on NPR Radio this morning that "House lawmakers grilled AIG Chief Executive Edward Liddy on Wednesday about the $165 million in bonuses paid out to executives at the firm." (Courtesy of NRP News) Why pay them anything?! Mr. Liddy apparently believes that paying out all of those bonuses will somehow "prevent an uncontrolled collapse of that business." What difference could that possibly make. I for one was NOT asked if I approve a bailout of any kind. How can lawmakers just assume that we WANT to foot this bill. I don't know about you, but I've had to struggle ALL of my life, and at the age of 48, can still barely make ends meet. Granted, I have never been the CEO of a company, nor have I ever been in a position which paid me a 6-figure salary, or bonuses in the millions of dollars. Apparently Congress now wants the names of all who received the bonuses - they should definitely be identified.
Also on NPR this morning, there was talk of one way we could get our money back, or at least most of it, and that is by taxing those individuals who received the bonuses up to 90% - state and local taxes would take care of most of the rest of that money, and I LOVE that idea! WHY do those greedy bastards think we as American taxpayers want to line THEIR pockets? They can all go straight to hell. Read the Bible you idiots! Well I don't suppose you care though do you? Take as much as possible from as many as possible while living is your motto no doubt! I hope they all rot in hell.
People are so bloody GREEDY in this world. Someone once asked J. Paul Getty how much money is enough and he answered, "Just a little more." He also said "If you can actually count your money, then you are not really a rich man." I wonder if all rich people think like that. I know there are wealthy people who actually donate to charities and such, but are they doing so out of the goodness of their hearts, or because it makes them look better in the public eye. Hmmm.