We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Shep's last sentence says it all "they are distracting us".
The AIG bonus's are pocket change compared to what the FED did yesterday.
The FED buying T- Bills from the Treasury to the toon of 1 trillion.
The AIG story runs camouflage for the FED.
Congress specializes in dog and pony shows.
I don't want a pony,or a elephant,or two rubber balls.
I want my own damn printing press, complete with Ben Franklin plates!!!
Excellent. Now just go one more step: the contributions from AIG to Congress. Sen. Dodd received around $280,000 from AIG over the last 20 years -- part of the $9.3 million they spent on direct contributions (Pres. Obama received about $110,000). One of the top contributors to Congress. Of course, that's nothing compared to lobbying: last year they spent $9.7 million, down from $11.4 million in 2007. And not to forget the many members of Congress that have stock in AIG (Sen. Kerry has about $2 million worth).