Senator Chris Dodd (D-Conn), head of the Senate Banking Committee who has been screaming about outrageous AIG bonuses, slipped a provision into the Stimulus Package last month called the Dodd Amendment that exempted any and all restrictions on bonuses, including those for AIG employees, that had been negotiated before February 11, 2009. And ironically, the same Senator Dodd was AIG's largest single recipient of campaign donations during the 2008 election receiving a total of $103,000 from AIG coffers. Senator Christopher J. Dodd (D- CT) 202-224-2823, 202-224-1083.
Let's note another fact: The second largest recipient of AIG campaign monies in 2008---$101,232 to be exact, was our very own righteously indignant, angry new president Obama who knew about these AIG bonuses before he was inaugurated. As IBD asked in its Thursday editorial, If AIG gives back the bonuses, will the president give back these and other campaign contributions from troubled financial institutions? Great question. Here's White House contact info: http://clinton4.nara.gov/WH/EOP/html/contact_the_whitehouse.html
HE'S TALKING ABOUT OUR CONGRESSIONAL CLOWNS AND WEASELS
Speaking truth to Cower at American Digest. Oh boy. There is going to be trouble, real trouble in this country. Good for Shep Smith. And it's going to get messy. And divisive. And We are not going to let them do it!