First of all, Happy Saint Patrick’s Day to all my fellow Irish-Americans!
Do you think we can get Saint Patrick to drive the snakes out of AIG? Of course, the “geniuses” in Washington are ultimately the ones who simply handed over our money with no oversight so, while he’s at it, he can drive the snakes out of Washington as well.
Did you hear the comments from Sen. Charles Grassley? “The first thing that would make me feel a little bit better towards them if they’d follow the Japanese model and come before the American people and take that deep bow and say I’m sorry, and then either do one of two things — resign, or go commit suicide,” Grassley (R-Iowa) said on an Iowa radio station, WMT, a clip repeated on a Washington news station, WTOP.
AIG would have failed if not for American taxpayer money, therefore; the executives would not only be out of a job but would not be receiving any kind of bonus. Take back the bonus money (that was covertly distributed over the weekend) and FIRE them all. Bring in smart, honest, hardworking Americans who will run AIG the same way they run their own conscientious lives. Obviously, these egotistical bankers still think the rules don’t apply to them. It’s time to give them a much deserved introduction to the real world.