I read this letter from a obviously upset AIG employee. I truly wonder where the mainstream media has been on this one. I had no idea that many of these people have been working for $1 per year. This letter, which was posted by the New York Times, gives a different story. Many people are unaware that failed companies like Fannie and Freddy Mac have paid out far more in bonuses. Where was the public outcry? Possibly the many Democratic and Republican politicians who received campaign funds were quick to cover their tracks.
This country is headed down a dangerous path. All one has to do is reread the Constitution, the Bill of Rights and snippets from our founding fathers.
Like many Americans I’m mad about what is going on in Washington. It’s time to wake up and make some noise before we let Washington politicians make all the decisions. And let’s face it they’ve made some bad ones in the last 25 years. They need to remember that they work for us. We hired them and we should be able to fire them if they make mistakes with our futures. I’m pretty sure that’s what would happen to us if we ran a business into the ground.
I know it is hard to think about what little people can do. We are all busy, but let’s send a tea bag tag to the White House this April. Most of us have an old one around the house to mail in, while we can still afford the postage stamp. It’s something little, but I think Washington might think twice about recklessly spending our tax dollars.
Here they go again, round and round. The White House is looking more like kindergarten everyday.
Now let’s dump all over the AIG executives, whom (tax evader) Tim Geithner himself, was in charge of rounding up to run AIG for the first TARP funds bailout. Are their bonuses outrageous? Yes. Do you think that most Americans find this reward ludicrous? Absolutely. My question?
Before you dumped billions upon billions into AIG and made the current CEO work for free, don’t you think you might put a clause in the contract to stop all bonuses until ALL the taxpayer money is returned? I’m not a business major, but it sounds like common sense to me. Over the weekend I talked to many people who were livid over how this White House is handling all things economic.
They are losing credibility with the ones they claimed to want to help.
Case in point, this 95 percent tax cut for the middle class is a figment of Washington’s imagination. April 1st we are all going to get $8 to $13 back in our paychecks. Wow! Maybe that will make up for my 1 percent tax hike in California and the doubling of my car registration fees. Again, I’m not a math major but I’m pretty sure I can count that as a tax hike, not a decrease.
Mr. President, Geithner may be a wiz kid, book smart, but he is definitely failing in the eyes of the middle class, Wall Street and youngsters.
Americans love to reward those who say I made a mistake. Fire Geithner! At this point in our economic crisis we need someone who commands respect and offers stability. It’s time to fire someone who showed so much promise in your eyes, yet has failed in Americans eyes.
Maybe he’s getting it right. September 11th will definitely go down as a terrible day in recent U.S. history. But even after we watched in horror that day would pass and we would move onto the healing process.
I remember that I hugged my kids tighter and longer, I smiled at my neighbors and I reveled in the Americanism. We were suddenly proud to be Americans. I’ve always been proud even as I traveled overseas.
This country is great and even if the political system lets us down we rebound. Because that is what we do. Recently, during this last election cycle I was asked, quite nastily, what party was I? I replied, I’m American!
It was at that point I realized we just might be headed down the wrong path as a country. We were suddenly thrust into being on either the left or the right when we should be in this together. We should want our schools to succeed, our economy to succeed and our country to succeed. We all benefit, period.
It makes me sad to see people in our own country root against us. It makes me sad to see our military looked down on. Shame on you.
The most honorable, brave and perhaps the most patriotic people in this country are the military. They get it, they see it and they live it.
This country is still that “Beacon of Shining Light,” more people continually try to immigrate both legally and illegally across the southern border. If France is such a great place, why aren’t their borders getting beaten down? Probably because dreams are not realized?
It is time for Americans to start acting like Americans. The time has come to stand up and show our kids that we care about our country and want to leave it to them in good shape – not in debt to their eyeballs.
We can stop the insanity by coming together as Americans and saying NO! If I can’t pay for it, I can’t get it. Does ANYBODY in Washington get the fact that we need to cutback in tough times? Why do they get to live the high life, while we buckle down and live within our means?
I know we need to help those in need, but a free ride isn’t what I signed up for. I don’t have a problem helping those with their mortgages right now, if they want to pay for it on the back end by adding 1,5,10 years of payments. That seems fair. But bailing out people who failed to use common sense when they bought a home they couldn’t afford, isn’t right.
But what about those greedy Bankers and Realtors? They forced these sales? I ask you this, the local drug dealer is offering you some really good drugs to make the pain go away, do you take them? Or do you use your common sense and say, NO WAY!
I’m pretty sure the U.S. Constitution doesn’t say “Let’s reward bad and irresponsible behavior.” I’m also pretty sure the Founding Fathers had something different in mind when it came to individual rights. But that’s just me…