This is outrageous. I'm so mad I can hardly see straight.
There was a glitch in the plan, I understand. The public was never supposed to know how inefficient, idiotic and unconstitutional the bailouts really were.
But then AIG had to go and let the cat out of the bag by paying $165 million dollars of my money to executives as bonuses when it should have been declaring bankruptcy. All this was done with your cheerful knowledge and support, until the public responded with an appropriate (yet still too marginal) amount of fury.
Now, your only response is to tax it back from them with another overreaching bill of questionable legality?
The lesson to be learned here is not that we should fall back to the beginning of our original plan, as though AIG was a child who needed to skip a week's allowance for having spent too much on candy.
The lesson is that the plan is useless.
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