This, according to Senate Banking Committee chair Christopher Dodd, the DEMOCRAT, senator from Connecticut. It's as "simple" as this:
To make sense of that garbled nonsense, allow me to explain: b. Hussein and Tim Geithner, tax-cheat secretary of the treasury, had Dodd rewrite his amendment to Porkulus...allowing AIG execs to keep their friggin' bonuses.
ButAsForMe puts it succinctly, along with coming repercussions, here.
And we have the Democrats crying most foul, exploring ways to recoup the $165 million in bonuses, via a special tax.
This is all so Clintonesque, so doublespeak, so lawyerly-like.
The question is: Will the American people get as outraged at their government for allowing this to happen as they are right now at AIG for accepting what the government clearly said they could do?
Aside from conservatives and libertarians who "get it":
Is that the sound of crickets I hear?