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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Too Predictable.
    Sick.

    What perverse leadership America has, and what perversions it is infecting the nation with.
    Closer to The National Socialists than our Founders.

    A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes - International Herald Tribune



    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...bonuses-3.html
    Suckers have fallen for their shift the blame game.A million dollars is a **** a load of money, and a lot of Americans not living where the cost of living is absurdly high can live off a million dollars for the rest of their lives.However compared to the multi hundred billion dollar bailouts and the billions of dollars those in office gave to other countries a million dollars is chump change. If Americans should be pissed about anything it should be over the bailouts themselves,the foreign aid and other pork.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    iS it jUSt me Or haS STANduPchUcK tUrNED oBamAs heaD IntO a bRUSsle SPouT anD MAde IT an AvATar?
    *insert profound statement here*

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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    Quote Originally Posted by Mach View Post
    Who's poor behavior? Yours? Mine? Dodds? Bush's? Obama's? Cheney's? AIG execs? New AIG execs? The tour guide? The tour people? the general populace? The human race? The lenders? The predatory lenders? The over-extended home buyers? The home owners who didn't stick to their loan obligations? Greenspan? Franks? The apathetic populace who loved their 401Ks rising but never once complained about finance should not be such a growing industry? Let's get together and throw some stones....at who again?

    I can't find a single bit of sense in the OP.

    1. Politicians are perverting the general populace (who is apparently otherwise a bunch of little angles who sit around all day kissing babies if it were not for the evil dems)?

    OMG, congress was a bastion for all that is good and holy before DEMOCRATS got the majority! No really.

    2. Mad at politicians because they are spouting nonsense and covering their ass?

    Who's bad behavior again? And which topic has merit to debate? Please, by all means let's get down to the SERIOUS topic at hand....

    BreaKING NEWS:
    The media blows everything up into news to make news!
    Politicians act like politicians, reliably!
    The general populace is prone to violent outbursts when they are suckered!
    Specifically going after innocent private citizens.
    Citizens they OK'd the money they received.

    Can you give me a similar occurrence?

    HOLY CRAP. This thread is now REALLY legitimate, it has Nazi references now!
    Again, go back and read the original reference.
    Someone claimed the government isn't responsible for inciting the stupidities the AIG folks have to endure.

    As is... the Nazi's and their propagandists had no responsibility for inciting the citizens?

    It pointed out the folly of the original statement.

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    The Clintons are what happens...
    when you have NO MORAL COMPASS.

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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    I didn't make it, but it's broccoli, and I love it!

    (It's also now the desktop wallpaper on my liberal leaning son's computer, but he doesn't know it yet).
    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    You guys are weird.

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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    I didn't make it, but it's broccoli, and I love it!

    (It's also now the desktop wallpaper on my liberal leaning son's computer, but he doesn't know it yet).
    Ohhhh. I knew there was a reason I liked you. Good job. Good job.

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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    Ohhhh. I knew there was a reason I liked you. Good job. Good job.
    ....
    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    You guys are weird.

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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    I didn't make it, but it's broccoli, and I love it!

    (It's also now the desktop wallpaper on my liberal leaning son's computer, but he doesn't know it yet).
    Oh you're simply evil!!!

    *insert profound statement here*

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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    Quote Originally Posted by Lerxst View Post
    Oh you're simply evil!!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by soccerboy22 View Post
    You guys are weird.

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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    This is simply history repeating itself. For a long time we have had a group of wealthy executives who have been vastly overpaid and incompetent. They justified their greed by claiming that they were just paid on their good performance. The shortsightedness led to to ruin and took the economy down with them. Now, even after they clearly have shown how incompetent they are, they still ask for the same money. The common man has been now sees that merit based pay is a sham and it pisses them off. To make things worse, we are in a major depression, which makes them all the more desperate and angry.

    These are the classic signs of revolution. History has shown many examples when the populace decided that the current system is so corrupt its not even worth trying, and turn to violence and destruction. All the requirements are in place: massive wealth inequality, a totally corrupt government (bi-partisan support for the bailout) and economic catastrophe. The bonuses are simply the modern form of "let them eat cake".

    I doubt that the people are going to be storming the bastille anytime soon, but that is the direction we are heading down. These threats are simply a taste of what happens if we don't restore the publics faith in the system.

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    Re: A.I.G. executives face scorn, even at their homes

    Quote Originally Posted by rathi View Post
    This is simply history repeating itself. For a long time we have had a group of wealthy executives who have been vastly overpaid and incompetent.
    Can you tell me, in your infinite wisdom, how much an executive who manages a company of 10's of thousands of people and billions of dollars is worth? Don't you think the board of directors would be a bit peeved if they felt the executives were being over compensated?

    They justified their greed by claiming that they were just paid on their good performance. The shortsightedness led to to ruin and took the economy down with them. Now, even after they clearly have shown how incompetent they are, they still ask for the same money. The common man has been now sees that merit based pay is a sham and it pisses them off. To make things worse, we are in a major depression, which makes them all the more desperate and angry.
    So you're saying that the economy crashed because of executive compensation? I don't think they "asked" for money. The company was contractually obliged to pay them. You don't like merit based pay? Are you of the opinion that every job, no matter how hard, should be paid the same amount?

    These are the classic signs of revolution. History has shown many examples when the populace decided that the current system is so corrupt its not even worth trying, and turn to violence and destruction. All the requirements are in place: massive wealth inequality, a totally corrupt government (bi-partisan support for the bailout) and economic catastrophe. The bonuses are simply the modern form of "let them eat cake".
    I'm afraid you inhabit a fantasy world.

    I doubt that the people are going to be storming the bastille anytime soon, but that is the direction we are heading down. These threats are simply a taste of what happens if we don't restore the publics faith in the system.
    I hope not.
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