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    Dodd says he was misled on bonus legislation

    Dodd defends actions as an AIG exec returns $6 million bonus - CNN.com

    (CNN) -- A defiant Sen. Chris Dodd defended his actions on bonuses for AIG executives Friday as news surfaced that a senior company executive was returning his $6 million bonus.

    Sen. Chris Dodd admitted to CNN this week that he added bonus legislation to the stimulus bill.

    Dodd said he was misled on the issue of bonuses for AIG executives. He claimed he would not have drafted key legislative changes allowing the bonuses to move forward if he knew the purpose of those changes.
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    Re: Dodd says he was misled on bonus legislation

    He should immediately step down as Chair of the Senate banking committee.

    Regardless if he was "mislead" or not, this mess happened on his watch, it's his job to oversee this.
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    Re: Dodd says he was misled on bonus legislation

    Correct. It's his job to have known.
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    Re: Dodd says he was misled on bonus legislation

    Quote Originally Posted by Analyst View Post
    Sorry, not buying his BS.

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    Re: Dodd says he was misled on bonus legislation

    How exactly do you craft bill language that allows for bonuses and then claim you didn't know what it was for.

    One word.

    Retardliarface.

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    Re: Dodd says he was misled on bonus legislation

    If you don't know how to read, or what words mean, get the **** out of Congress.
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    Re: Dodd says he was misled on bonus legislation

    Quote Originally Posted by EgoffTib View Post
    If you don't know how to read, or what words mean, get the **** out of Congress.
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    Re: Dodd says he was misled on bonus legislation

    Misled? Bull****, he should step down on this one.

    I'd have more respect for this guy if he just admitted his mistake, but alas he didn't. Time to step down.
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    Re: Dodd says he was misled on bonus legislation

    What about, you know, the people who told him to put it in there. should they step down too?
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    Re: Dodd says he was misled on bonus legislation

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    What about, you know, the people who told him to put it in there. should they step down too?
    I think there should be an open Congressional investigation and hearings into this to find out who in government knew what when.

    Just like hauling in the Generals to testify during war, we should have these financial oversight generals in Congress and the White House, the Exeuctive Branch tell us who, what, when, where, why and how.

    Dodd, Geithner and Obama can start.

    It's time for some public accountability.

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