The majority of this posting is pure personal commentary and rant.
Gallup Poll released the following poll today.
Three in four Americans (76%) want the government to take actions to block or recover the bonuses insurance giant AIG paid its executives after receiving federal bailout funds.
|Which comes closer to your thinking about this matter: The government should not intervene because the AIG bonuses were part of existing contracts in place before the bailout money was given to AIG, (or) the government should take actions to try to block or recover any bonuses paid to AIG executives because the company was given government bailout money?||
17% -government should NOT intervene
76% -government should intervene
|How do you personally feel about these bonuses – outraged, bothered, or not particularly bothered?||59%-Outraged
11%-Not particularly bothered
|Views on AIG bonuses by party affiliation||Democrats:
83%- block/recover bonuses
Seriously, shut the hell you damn cry babies.
The majority of you are not outraged, you are jealous.
Your personal envy of another should not have effect on their personal incomes.
As has been established, the government knew of these bonuses long before the bonuses were paid. The stimulus bill allowed for these bonuses to be paid.
I must also ask, are those of you who believe these bonuses should be returned also demanding with the same amount of outrage that president Obama and other politicians return the monies they received from AIG?
AIG employees kept doling out donations to politicians, including presidential candidate Barack Obama, after getting bailed out with federal funds last year, raising the question of whether those politicians will now return the money. […]
top AIG recipients for the 2008 campaign:
1. Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., $103,100
2. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., $101,332
3. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., $59,499
4. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., $35,965
5. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., $24,750
6. Former Gov. Mitt Romney, (R) Pres $20,850
7. Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., $19,975
8. Rep. John Larson, D-Conn, $19,750
9. Sen. John Sununu, R-N.H., $18,500
10. Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (R) Pres $13,200
11. Rep. Paul Kanjorski, D-Pa., $12,000
12. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., $11,000
That is just the tip of an iceberg I do not have time to climb at the moment.
Let’s not forget also, who the controlling partner in AIG is, our government.
The government owns at least 79% right now.
Politicians are of course suggesting now that the employees who received the bonuses be taxed on those bonuses at up to 100%.
Carolyn MCcarthy (D) New York would like to take it even further if she knew of a way.
A hundred percent, as far as I‘m concerned, is not even enough. If I could tax them 1,000 percent, I would tax them 1,000 percent.
Why the hell aren’t more Americans outrage at the above statement?
Why aren’t more outraged at the very idea of retroactively taxing a business?
That would set a dangerous precedent, that I assure you, you want no part of. What will you think of a retroactive tax when they come for you?
The damned jealousy of some makes me so angry. At one time it did not bother me much at all, but it seems to be a prevailing tendency in America.
What happened to the America I grew up in?
Not that jealousy did not exist, however it did seem that the majority of Americans sought their own success and did not begrudge the success of another.
Barack Obama is not only creating policy that ushers this nation into a true socialist (as opposed to the semi-socialist nation we have been for sometime) state, but the people are clamoring for it weather they see it or not.
You may recall the Fox Dynamic poll I posted about on February 20th of this year.
Those polled concluded that Americans rely on the government too much while at the same time expressing that they [the person polled] believed in the majority that the government should provide, food, healthcare, housing, and employment.
Who the hell are we that we think we deserve something without having earned it , while those who have earned something (AIG executives) are not deserving of what they worked for!?
What happened to the American attitude of government staying out of the way and we will provide our own opportunities and either succeed or fail based upon our own efforts and merit?
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