Well, I give up. AIG bends the country over, has their way with it, passes out on the floor from exhaustion, is resuscitated by the bailout package, and demands more, claiming that they were not adequately rewarded for playing a key role in royally ****ing the economy.
I am now done. I'm done with big banks and insurance giants whining, and I'm done with boards of directors that shell out huge bonuses and then promptly ***** about their "compensation". I'd be fine if these people all dropped dead, and the country would be better off.
Matt Taibbi summarizes AIG's "contributions" nicely:
"Even worse was the incredible episode in which bailout recipient AIG paid more than $1 million each to 73 employees of AIG Financial Products, the tiny unit widely blamed for having destroyed the insurance giant (and perhaps even triggered the whole crisis) with its reckless issuance of nearly half a trillion dollars in toxic credit-default swaps. The "retention bonuses," paid after the bailout, went to 11 employees who no longer worked for AIG."
**** 'em. Eat ****, you bags of worthless feces. They should be the ones getting the hell out of our country. Deport Piers Morgan? Deport illegals? What they did should be ****ing illegal, but they got rewarded for doing it and they're pissed that they didn't screw us enough. Deport these ******s.