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    Re: "NO-BONUSES" language was (past tense) IN the bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Because, if all of this really happened, it illustrates a distinct lack thereof.
    So what the senate does and does not do is a direct reflection of the President?
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    Re: "NO-BONUSES" language was (past tense) IN the bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    So what the senate does and does not do is a direct reflection of the President?



    For how long will we be giving THE ONE a pass?

    He signed the bill.
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    Re: "NO-BONUSES" language was (past tense) IN the bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    So what the senate does and does not do is a direct reflection of the President?
    One word:
    VETO

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    Re: "NO-BONUSES" language was (past tense) IN the bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    For how long will we be giving THE ONE a pass?

    He signed the bill.
    No passes. I am quite disappointed in Obama's lack of veto for bonuses line item.

    IMHO though, the fault falls on the senate for actually removing the "no-bonuses" from the bill. The senate should have higher integrity so the President isn't required to analysis ever bill and possible outcomes line for line to try and catch crap like this that the Senate tries to pass. I would hope the Senate would be able to pass quality legislature.

    I can't say I am not surprised though. The current Democratic leaders have been disappointing me for years.
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    Re: "NO-BONUSES" language was (past tense) IN the bill

    dunno... maybe i'm wrong, but here's how the blame shakes out to me-

    obama could've vetoed the bill, instead, he claims "it's "old" business"; or, remember his statement about going "line by line" thru any bills to eliminate earmarks? - yeah right.

    so that's his part of the blame...

    the senate could've left in the "no-bonus" language...

    therefore, the AIG bonuses are primarily the fault of the congressmen/women who voted for this bill.

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    Re: "NO-BONUSES" language was (past tense) IN the bill

    Quote Originally Posted by hackster View Post
    dunno... maybe i'm wrong, but here's how the blame shakes out to me-

    obama could've vetoed the bill, instead, he claims "it's "old" business"; or, remember his statement about going "line by line" thru any bills to eliminate earmarks? - yeah right.

    so that's his part of the blame...

    the senate could've left in the "no-bonus" language...

    therefore, the AIG bonuses are primarily the fault of the congressmen/women who voted for this bill.
    Obama could not go line by line and veto out provisions. That was found unconstitutional when Clinton did that when he was president. But Obama could have vetoed the whole bill. He should have done that and told Congress to send it back to him only after they put the "no bonuses" provision back in. For all the Bush bashing I do, I will tell you this - Bush knew how to use the proverbial baseball bat on the proverbial noggin to get what he wanted out of Congress. Obama needs to grow a pair, then use Bush's bat.
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    Re: "NO-BONUSES" language was (past tense) IN the bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    The Obama signed the bill that allowed this.

    How is He not to blame for letting this happen?
    Isn't the TARP money related this whole AIG fiasco from the first stimulus package that was signed into law by Bush?

    From what Liddy just said (I'm watching it here), this has been discussed for three months. (before Obama took office)

    How could Obama veto a bill that was already signed by Bush?
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    Re: "NO-BONUSES" language was (past tense) IN the bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    Isn't the TARP money related this whole AIG fiasco from the first stimulus package that was signed into law by Bush?
    I think the AIG money came after GWB left office.
    If that were not the case, The Obama would be blaming him, rather than trying to cover the mistake.

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    Re: "NO-BONUSES" language was (past tense) IN the bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    Anyone want to take bets that the Senators that arranged for this took lobbyist money that's connected to AIG?

    "Change", indeed.
    They should give it back!

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