"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
This talent that received these bonuses were derivatives traders, the very greedy douche bags whose actions resulted in AIG needing over 170 billion dollars to stay afloat and advert worldwide financial collapse.
Do you honestly think that anyone else wants that "talent" right now? If you ****ed your company like that, would you deserve a bonus?
I picked the wrong profession. In IT, if I **** up and cost my employer a lot of money, they would just can me. However, if I just would have went into derivatives trading, I could get millions in bonuses after my **** ups cost my employer over 60 billion in just the last quarter, then get some rabid right wingers defending my bonuses.
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"You're the only person that decides how far you'll go and what you're capable of." - Ben Saunders (Explorer and Endurance Athlete)
Have these idiots not heard of the Bill of Attainder clause in the US Constitution. I guess no one should be surprised. They are playing to a really stupid electorate. They will posture for a few more days until it dies down then go on to the next big controversy.
Neither side in an argument can find the truth when both make an absolute claim on it.
It's time for the feds to bite the bullet and just nationalize AIG. Throwing huge piles of money at them while getting nothing in return hurts the taxpayers so the investors can benefit. Allowing them to just go belly-up would create a disastrous domino effect that could cripple the global economy for years.
It's time for the feds to just buy them out completely, sit on their assets for a couple years, and then auction them off for whatever they're worth.
Are you coming to bed?
I can't. This is important.
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