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.