Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 decade ago

If all the politicians are suddenly "Shocked and Outraged" at AIG for the bonuses, shouldn't they return?

their campaign contributions?

This isn't about Party, it's about a Red Herring that is being fed to the gullible people dumb enough to be distracted by it. Fact: The bonuses are a CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATION. Fact: If we screw with the bonuses either through taxation or legislation it opens up a fun new power for the Government to abuse. Fact: These bonuses are paid for work PERFORMED as in the employee did their part and now these mental midgets in Washington want them to renig on the promise made, when these guys could have accepted other offers if they knew this was coming.

However, the real news is that AIG sent TWENTY-BILLION OF OUR TAX DOLLARS TO OVERSEAS BANKS!!!! Any of the people running around screaming about the $165 million in bonuses...IS TRYING TO DISTRACT YOU!!!

But regardless...if these politicians who are now suddenly "Shocked and Outraged" I would like to see them return the money AIG has donated to them!!! I don't care if there is an "R" or a "D" behind their name...if they are "Shocked and Outraged" let them set an example BY GIVING THE MONEY BACK!!!

Name Total Contributions

Dodd, Chris (D-Conn) $281,038

Bush, George W (R-Texas) $200,560

Schumer, Charles E (D-NY) $111,875

Obama, Barack (D-Ill) $110,332

McCain, John (R-Ariz) $99,249

Baucus, Max (D-Mont) $90,000

Kerry, John (D-Mass) $85,000

Johnson, Nancy L (R-Conn) $75,400

Sununu, John E (R-NH) $69,049

Clinton, Hillary (D-NY) $61,515

Lieberman, Joe (I-Conn) $57,900

Rangel, Charles B (D-NY) $53,582

Giuliani, Rudolph W (R-NY) $50,250

Lazio, Rick A (R-NY) $48,600

Ensign, John (R-Nev) $44,569

Bayh, Evan (D-Ind) $43,700

Larson, John B (D-Conn) $43,000

Biden, Joseph R Jr (D-Del) $41,350

Baker, Richard (R-La) $41,032

Torricelli, Robert G (D-NJ) $39,000

D'Amato, Alfonse M (R-NY) $38,750

Carper, Tom (D-Del) $37,213

Bush, George (R-Texas) $34,000

Roth, William V Jr (R-Del) $33,400

Lowey, Nita M (D-NY) $31,800

Smith, Bob (R-NH) $31,750

Shelby, Richard C (R-Ala) $31,250

Reed, Jack (D-RI) $30,600

Castle, Michael N (R-Del) $29,350

Ackerman, Gary (D-NY) $27,750

Grassley, Chuck (R-Iowa) $27,750

Specter, Arlen (R-Pa) $27,450

Gephardt, Richard A (D-Mo) $27,250

Hagel, Chuck (R-Neb) $27,250

Clinton, Bill (D-Ark) $27,000

Foley, Mark (R-Fla) $26,650

Nadler, Jerrold (D-NY) $26,000

Murkowski, Frank H (R-Alaska) $25,700

Zimmer, Dick (R-NJ) $25,397

Crapo, Mike (R-Idaho) $24,500

Kyl, Jon (R-Ariz) $24,400

Dole, Bob (R-Kan) $24,250

Nelson, Ben (D-Neb) $23,200

Collins, Susan M (R-Maine) $22,542

Molinari, Susan (R-NY) $21,650

Dunn, Jennifer (R-Wash) $21,250

Romney, Mitt (R-Mass) $20,850

Bond, Christopher S 'Kit' (R-Mo) $20,750

Farrell, Diane Goss (D-Conn) $20,550

Zeliff, Bill (R-NH) $20,427

Pomeroy, Earl (D-ND) $20,270

Paxon, Bill (R-NY) $20,150

Reynolds, Tom (R-NY) $19,750

Maloney, Carolyn B (D-NY) $19,200

Kolbe, Jim (R-Ariz) $18,550

Crowley, Joseph (D-NY) $18,500

Chafee, Lincoln D (R-RI) $18,150

Berman, Howard L (D-Calif) $18,000

Bennett, Robert F (R-Utah) $17,700

Bowles, Erskine B (D-NC) $17,600

Frist, Bill (R-Tenn) $17,300

Menendez, Robert (D-NJ) $17,000

Hastert, Dennis (R-Ill) $16,549

Gore, Al (D-Tenn) $15,750

Swett, Dick (D-NH) $15,500

Nelson, Bill (D-Fla) $15,412

Frost, Martin (D-Texas) $15,250

Jeffords, James M (R-Vt) $15,250

Corker, Bob (R-Tenn) $15,150

Davis, Tom (R-Va) $15,000

Chafee, John H (R-RI) $14,757

Perlmutter, Edwin G (D-Colo) $14,650

Gregg, Judd (R-NH) $14,500

Portman, Rob (R-Ohio) $14,300

Durbin, Dick (D-Ill) $14,000

Matsui, Robert T (D-Calif) $14,000

Israel, Steve (D-NY) $13,950

Burton, Dan (R-Ind) $13,650

Coverdell, Paul (R-Ga) $13,600

Abraham, Spencer (R-Mich) $13,500

Kennedy, Edward M (D-Mass) $13,500

Murkowski, Lisa (R-Alaska) $13,500

Andrews, Michael Allen (D-Texas) $13,400

McConnell, Mitch (R-Ky) $13,200

Cornyn, John (R-Texas) $13,000

Moynihan, Daniel Patrick (D-NY) $13,000

Faircloth, Lauch (R-NC) $12,875

Fowler, Wyche Jr (D-Ga) $12,760

Chocola, Chris (R-Ind) $12,500

Houghton, Amo (R-NY) $12,500

Kanjorski, Paul E (D-Pa) $12,500

White, Rick (R-Wash) $12,490

King, Pete (R-NY) $12,343

Feinstein, Dianne (D-Calif) $12,250

Grams, Rod (R-Minn) $12,150

Conrad, Kent (D-ND) $12,000

Frisa, Daniel (R-NY) $11,825

Daschle, Tom (D-SD) $11,700

Rockefeller, Jay (D-WVa) $11,500

Weiner, Anthony D (D-NY) $11,500

METHODOLOGY: The numbers on this page are based on contributions from PACs and individuals giving $200 or more. All donations were made during the A election cycle and were released by the Federal Election Commission. Figures for the current election cycle are based on data released on March 02, 2009.

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Privacy: You shouldn't have bothered to comment....I posted a NON-PARTISAN LIST that included John McCain and you go taking swats a John McCain. You are a friggin' MORON!

5 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
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    All this money from buisness just shows it is impossible for them to put the peoples interest first.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Not if we keep informed and speak out. The media propaganda is already working to reverse the tide of outrage, telling us that really the AIG bonus and it is just a drop in the bucket and it is in our own best interest to avoid the law suits against AIG by employees if they are denied their contract bonuses.

    We were told by the Senate that the 3 page bill passed by the House of Representatives was a blank check to Wall Street and that they were going to add oversight and restrictions. Instead they added 140 pages of earmark spending and ignored the public outcry and passed it against the will of "We the people" who called (phones were turned off) and emails. Why did they do that? Simple, they were threatened to pass it OR ELSE! Or else what? Marshal Law would be declared.

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    We have a puppet government and those who are in power are determined to usher in the New World Order. Do the research and wake up people.

    Any one who thinks McCain would have done better needs to consider who his top contributors were 2003-2008

    Top 5 Contributors, 2003-2008

    Merrill Lynch $377,495

    Citigroup Inc $325,551

    Morgan Stanley $269,352

    Goldman Sachs $256,045

    JPMorgan Chase & Co $232,557

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  • 1 decade ago

    Something is up in Washington, I asked a question a minute ago, things are getting really sinister.

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  • 1 decade ago

    extremely interesting list.

    nobody is truly shocked and outraged. they are just playing to their audience.

    we need to sweep our congressional halls clean, install term limits, and never again have this kind of self-interested and corrupt representation. the people of this country all deserve better.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    They are all liars

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