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!
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
All this money from buisness just shows it is impossible for them to put the peoples interest first.
- 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.
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
Born Again American
- КатяLv 41 decade ago
Something is up in Washington, I asked a question a minute ago, things are getting really sinister.
- The BeastLv 61 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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- Anonymous1 decade ago
They are all liars