…for being so black-hearted as to say that AIG representatives should resign or commit suicide. What about, “the people who are in part responsible for the collapse of AIG should not accept their bonuses”; how about that Senator Grassley? I am wondering exactly how those executives feel? I am sure there are more than a few that are already shamed and cannot sleep at night, and now Senator Grassley thinks it would be a good idea for them to kill themselves, possibly making some soul-less losers feel better, and depriving the executives’ families of their loved ones. This is a perfect example of the differences in what drives the “powers-that-be” and the average American. We do not, as a people, worship money and think that it is more important than our lives, our families, and our principles. Is everybody seeing the distinction?
Time to empathize people; who is the actual culprit here? The AIG execs or The Fed that created the surplus money supply; the Clinton Administration that loosened the Community Reinvestment Act so that ACORN could strong arm banks into giving ninja loans, and the congress that shut down the Bush administration when they were trying to avert this catastrophe back in 2003?
Ladies and Gentlemen; this is just more of the divide and conquer mentality of our federal government which wants to pit American against American.
Are you going to fall for it again?
For those of you that missed the actual quote from this incredibly callous, sophomoric, and imbecilic senator; here it is:
Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
And his way of trying to extricate himself from his I can say anything I want, I am a US Senator moment of stupidity when speaking about an intentional loss of human life:
In an interview with MSNBC’s David Shuster, Sen. Grassley didn’t apologize for his comments that AIG representatives should either “resign, or go commit suicide.” Instead, he dismissed the question, saying people should know “rhetoric” when they hear it.
“I hope you recognize rhetoric,” Grassley said, “and I shouldn’t even have to answer that question….”
Pressed by Shuster, who asked if Grassley had any regret for his phrasing, Grassley struck a defensive tone.
“I’ve stated that you oughta be able to tell rhetoric when you hear it,” the Iowa Republican said.
Iowans; is this okay with you? AMERICA; IS THIS OKAY WITH YOU?
Are you going to keep this corruptocrat on the payroll? And in other news, be on the lookout for the upcoming post about torches and pitchforks outside The Fed instead of AIG. Open your minds, people!
(My own personal quote:
Money is like Doritos; you can always make more)
UPDATE: It has been brought to my attention that many of you probably did not notice nor read the following article: The Continuing AIG Saga which gives a interesting timeline of facts about the AIG bailout and explains why you probably shouldn’t be looking at the bonuses; you should be looking at the $62 Billion US IN TAXPAYER MONEY given to FOREIGN BANKS:
Some of the biggest recipients of the AIG money were Goldman Sachs at $12.9 billion, and three European banks – France’s Societe Generale at $11.9 billion, Germany’s Deutsche Bank at $11.8 billion, and Britain’s Barclays PLC at $8.5 billion. Merrill Lynch, which also is undergoing federal scrutiny of its bonus plans, received $6.8 billion as of Dec. 31.