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The AIG 73

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Boom_70, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    73 - The number of AIG employees who received bonuses over a million dollars. I be willing to let them keep the money in return for the right to parade them before congress and explain exactly what they did to create this mess. To date there really has not been a clear explanation . It's time we had one.
  2. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    That's fair enough.
  3. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Honestly, someone would be attacked outside of chambers.
  4. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Hey if they are going to parade Sammy Sosa before congress for artificially pumping himself up on steroids, no reason why these guys should not be asked to show up to explain how they artificially pumped up the AIG balance sheet.
  5. alleyallen

    alleyallen Guest

    Y'know Boom, that's actually not a bad idea at all. Make it conditional. Want the money? Explain how you jacked things up. Want to give the money back? Then walk away.
  6. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Listen, I would love to see at least one of them attacked.

    What they did is tantamount to felonious assaults over and over again, the mental anguish they have put so many through.
  7. pressmurphy

    pressmurphy Member

    I'd like to draw a distinction here. I have neither sympathy nor respect for anyone who's going to keep thier bonus money, but let's remember that a lot of the people receiving the money didn't write the rules or craft the bonus plan.

    The big issue in my mind is that the handful of people genuinely in charge -- the people who decide how much to dish out to whom -- are probably still in charge. These are people who are somewhere between criminal and merely out of touch with reality, and yet they remain in charge of a company that you and I have spent $170 billion on recently.

    I certainly don't feel as though I'm getting my money's worth from management.
  8. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Those are the people, obviously, that I have the animosity toward.
  9. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    Of course, somebody here was posting about Wall Street bonus excess, about 16 months ahead of the curve.

  10. KP

    KP Active Member

    I'd love to hear one actually say in front of Congress that they deserve that money based on job performance.
  11. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    They will. They absolutely will, and they'll believe it.
  12. spaceman

    spaceman Active Member

    agreed, boomer. These people are the lowest form of scum.
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