Here is what I like about the AIG bonus “scandal” the media has faithfully focused on for the past week or so - you can READ the meat of the damn thing for yourself. Here it is:
Stimulus Bill Text: "The prohibition required under clause (i) shall not be construed to prohibit any bonus payment required to be paid pursuant to a written employment contract executed on or before February 11, 2009, as such valid employment contracts are determined by the Secretary or the designee of the Secretary." (H.R. 1 – The (Obama) American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009)
What’s not to like.
Taxpayers were, and still are, being swindled out of trillions of dollars by tax-and-spend liberal Democrats, as we all knew was going to happen when they took over the House, Senate, and office of the President. That goes way beyond needing any debate.
So for me, a conservative on the outside looking in until the 2010 Congressional races begin to clean house, there is a plus side.
1. At least I now know where $167 million of the stimulus package actually went.
2. There has not been a whisper in the news about the travels of Herself the Secretary of State Smartest Woman on Earth, no pictures either.
3. Some of the liberal Democrats and news media are now READING the bills the liberal/progressive/socialist House and Senate passed.
4. The “rich” in America are finally getting what’s coming to them via class warfare designed to keep all eyes off Blarney Frank, Fancy Pelosi, and that crook, Harry Reid. Nice payback for all the rich liberal white guilt votes for Obama - couldn’t happen to a snottier, elitist crowd.
5. Americans are soaking in the glow of Harvard’s smartest of the smart as they fall prey to stupid, obsolete, proven wrong by disaster after disaster, economic utopia fantasies.
6. Limousine liberals in NH who show up at town and school meetings to bid up any spending they can find have crawled back into their Volvos, cowered by the reality of a 50% loss in their Obama portfolios.
7. Next year will serve more of the same.
Thank you liberals for being yourselves, as always that “knee jerk” label still applies.