What this ALSO tells me is that we have a lazy media.
The MEDIA should've scoured the bill after it was passed/signed and these specific AIG bonus exemptions found and presented to the American people...then Senators/congressmen should've been grilled over exactly why the wording was there. Did anyone see anything like that?
The media is LAZY.
The media and the dems....boy how did we ever get into this mess in the first place when the Republicans were in control? It's a miracle I tell you!
It's like a broken record:
3. Fannie Mae/Poor People
5. Bill Ayers
Pick the highest one you can and yell.
Maybe the Republicans in More Than Name Only could have found out about this? Were they doing their job? You didn't even mention them - or that, let's see, according to your source it was THE MEDIA that found out about and reported this! Here is the original article:http://www.time.com/...1886138,00.html
And of course your HOT AIR "source" convieniently forgot to add this part of the article:
Geithner's supporters argue that the AIG bailout was pulled together in less than one business day and that it's understandable that the bonus issue was not central to those negotiations. They also argue that in subsequent negotiations with AIG and others about further infusions of government cash, Geithner has imposed tough conditions limiting bonuses and executive compensation.
Or maybe, just maybe, the thing that I have pointed out repeatedly to you - that the Administration and the Treasure did not want lawsuits to get in the way of implementation - had something to do with all this? That maybe they were smart enough to keep a loophole open for these types of issues while getting the package done? Other people have stated here that in the big picture, this stuff, while distasteful, is a pittance of what is actually happening. To you, it's not about trying to save the economy from the bad management practices and excesses encouraged during the last decade, it's about telling us how bad the people trying to fix it are, so you can somehow appear smart.
Keep feeding us hot air.