Three days now of fake and phony outrage and hysteria over this AIG bonus money story, but as responsible journalists begin to dig around a little they have discovered that:
(A) Even President Obama gladly took $101,332.00 in AIG bonus money in the form of political contributions (along with Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT)).
(B) Everyone in the Treasury and the Federal Reserve, including Obama and Congress (except the brilliant Tim Geithner) were well aware months in advance about the pending AIG bonus payouts and took no action to stop them. They just waited until the bonuses were paid in order to pull their hair and pound their chest in fake outrage.
This whole AIG story is beginning to sound to me like another Obama "wag the dog" tactic in order to get the American public distracted from Obama's failures to turn this economy around and get y'all hyped up on the "Obama Boogeyman of the Week". The Rush Limbaugh story seems to have run it's course and now it's time to hate on AIG.
Before the Fall, AIG Payouts Went to Washington (Open Secrets)
Obama Received a $101,332 Bonus from AIG (RedState)
Feds knew about new AIG bonuses for months — but Geithner only found out last week (Hot Air)
Obama, Congress knew about AIG bonuses for months (AP)
Obama’s Own Stimulus Bill Protects the AIG Bonuses He Now Condemns — AIG May Justify Bonuses by Following the Law of the Obama Spending Bill (ButAsForMe)
Bonuses allowed by stimulus bill (CNN)
This Is A Little Embarrassing (Chuck Thinks Right)
Thank you President Obama for demonstrating your brilliant superior judgement once more.