I was watching the news this morning and there is lots of discussion and outrage regarding the bailout sent to AIG by the government. AIG subsequently paid out bonuses to the top executives who have them written into their contracts.
Andrew Ross Sorkin, a New York Times Reporter was talking to Meredith Viera on the Today Show about the government potentially taking back the money from AIG and get this, he is actually defending AIG! Stating that they have to uphold their contracts and employees have to believe they’ll get paid what they’re promised, etc.
I’ll agree with that maybe when it’s factory workers and hospital employees, and the rest of us 8-5ers that have to work a regular job, with no promise of bonuses. We do have one promise though, if we foul up our jobs, WE’RE FIRED!
To those executives who cashed their million dollar bonus checks and have been making plans with them, shame on you. How can you in good conscience accept millions of dollars in taxpayer money?! How can you sleep at night knowing that you’re grandchildren will still be paying those millions back to the government in their taxes?
And aren’t you the same executives who, among other big corporate executives, collectively drove our nations’ economy into the shitter? So tell me, did you earn these bonuses driving your beloved bonus givers to near bankruptcy?
Did they guy who yelled “SHOTGUN” get the highest bonus?