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Thread: Senate quietly stripped measure restricting bonuses from bailout legislation

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    Senate quietly stripped measure restricting bonuses from bailout legislation

    there was language in the bailout bill that stopped those companies from giving bonuses to their execs...

    but the senate took that OUT, and then they passed the bill.

    your representatives at work.

    http://rawstory.com/news/2008/...ng_bonuses_0318.html

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

    Quote Originally Posted by hackster View Post
    there was language in the bailout bill that stopped those companies from giving bonuses to their execs...

    but the senate took that OUT, and then they passed the bill.

    your representatives at work.

    http://rawstory.com/news/2008/...ng_bonuses_0318.html
    Your link is not working, at least for me it is not.

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

    "Gold gets dug out of the ground in Africa, or someplace. Then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again and pay people to stand around guarding it. It has no utility. Anyone watching from Mars would be scratching their head."
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    Re: "NO-BONUSES" language was (past tense) IN the bill

    This whole thing is b.s. Obama is on tv right this very moment talking about the inappropriate use of taxpayer funds by AIG.

    Who the **** does he think we expect to protect our tax payer dollars? Who decided to give AIG boatloads of money with no stipulations about how that money was supposed to be used? How in God's name does he think he is going to move the anger towards AIG instead of congress? If OBAMA had any sense at all he would STFU about the bonuses before people wise up and it bites him in the ass.

    He says the AIG fiasco is a symptom of the "culture." Your damn right, Obama it most surely is. Congress giving away huge amounts of money with no accountability and then crying about how it is spent? Congress then trying to put the blame elsewhere? If the American people fall for it they get what they deserve.

    Obama literally makes my skin crawl as he pretends to be so very angry.
    Last edited by talloulou; 03-18-09 at 01:42 PM.

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

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

    "Change", indeed.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by talloulou View Post
    This whole thing is b.s. Obama is on tv right this very moment talking about the inappropriate use of taxpayer funds by AIG.
    The Obama signed the bill that allowed this.

    How is He not to blame for letting this happen?

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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?
    If they did I hope corruption charges are brought up.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    "Change", indeed.
    What does the senate taking lobbyist money have to do with Obama's slogan of "change"?
    "Gold gets dug out of the ground in Africa, or someplace. Then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again and pay people to stand around guarding it. It has no utility. Anyone watching from Mars would be scratching their head."
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    Re: "NO-BONUSES" language was (past tense) IN the bill

    Dodd stripped it out.


    Obama and dodd are number 1 and number 2 on the AIG donations list.
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    Re: "NO-BONUSES" language was (past tense) IN the bill

    Gibberish- thx for the re-up on the link...

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    What does the senate taking lobbyist money have to do with Obama's slogan of "change"?
    Because, if all of this really happened, it illustrates a distinct lack thereof.

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