Wednesday, March 18, 2009

AIG chief insults America with testimony before House Committee

The horror story of AIG continued today with CEO Edward Liddy telling the House Financial Subservices Committee that $165 million in bonuses, including some to people who were no longer with AIG, was absolutely necessary to retain valued employees. He also refused Rep. Barney Frank's request to turn over the names of those who received the bonuses, claiming he had fears for their safety.

And in the biggest revelation, Liddy said Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke had known about the impending bonus payments for months.

Apparently, there is a double standard when it comes to bailouts in the United States. When it is time to bail out the auto companies, workers are forced to make one concession after another in order for the companies to receive the money. When it come to the big financial companies, not only are there no concessions, but taxpayers have to foot the bill for a bunch of failed employees to receive million-dollar bonuses.

I suppose it is no wonder Liddy fears for their safety. If any of them had a shred of decency, there would be nothing for taxpayers to worry about. Unfortunately, decency is in short supply these days.


Anonymous said...

Why is the media working Americans into a frenzy over $160 million when almost nothing was said $410 BILLION omnibus spending bill or TRILLIONS in "stimulus" or Obama's $3.6 TRILLION budget?

Folks, you are being fooled. This issue is being cooked up to distract you and to make you demand socialism. You are practically demanding that the government buy and control businesses!

Nobody is too big to fail. Let AIG fail, let GM fail, let Citibank fail. The results may be grave but the unavoidable loss of freedom that is coming will be much worse.

Ju said...

If you thought it couldn’t get any worse than Bush. The dems are spending more and making grossly incompetent mistakes. Here is the latest (quite shocking) of their trillion dollar blunders:

Cap Schmap: