Jeff Burton on AIG bonuses: 'Congress...

Jeff Burton on AIG bonuses: 'Congress screwed it up'

There are 501 comments on the www.usatoday.com story from Mar 20, 2009, titled Jeff Burton on AIG bonuses: 'Congress screwed it up'. In it, www.usatoday.com reports that:

NASCAR driver Jeff Burton criticized Congress on Friday over employee bonuses paid by troubled insurance giant AIG.

"I think that Congress screwed it up, and it sure would be nice to have somebody stand up and say 'You know what? I screwed up and supported sending tax dollars to a company to bail them out and didn't put more stipulations in there,"' Burton said.

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“O'er the land of the free ? ”

Since: Jan 09

Don't Tread On Me

#1 Mar 20, 2009
Shut up and drive.

Next we will here from Linda Ronstadt.

Why can't sports figures and entertainers do their job without thinking they know best.

Sorry , I forgot they are rich.
A1ACharles Good For USA

West Palm Beach, FL

#2 Mar 20, 2009
Terry

Fresno, CA

#3 Mar 20, 2009
A1ACharles Good For USA wrote:
Yup - agreed

“losers nit pick on topix”

Since: Jul 07

Earth

#4 Mar 20, 2009
even tax payers know not one person will admit that AIG bailout/bonus money is wrong.

all crooked politicians and leaders in washington get $$$ for "hooking up" their buddies in "big businesses."

“Ahhh Springtime!”

Since: Mar 09

MI native

#5 Mar 20, 2009
Wow, even guys that drive in circles can see the truth. ATTENTION ALL LIBERALS - please keep im mind your love for all races and geographical backgrounds before spewing out your hypocritical views of southern people.
Terry

Fresno, CA

#6 Mar 20, 2009
Where Is My America wrote:
Shut up and drive.
Next we will here from Linda Ronstadt.
Why can't sports figures and entertainers do their job without thinking they know best.
Sorry , I forgot they are rich.
All Americans need to step forward.

Maybe his fans will listen and do the same.

The republicans and the fed had this all planned out last year.

Since: Jul 08

United States

#7 Mar 20, 2009
Why do we care what a glorified delivery driver has to say?
Jim

Berlin, NH

#8 Mar 20, 2009
Where Is My America wrote:
Shut up and drive.
Next we will here from Linda Ronstadt.
Why can't sports figures and entertainers do their job without thinking they know best.
Sorry , I forgot they are rich.
Shut up and....do what ever it is you do.

You are one confused individual.

You bash JB for voicing his opinion and here you are voicing your own.

Why is ok for you to do it but not him?

Hmmmm.....

Your ID name is "Where is my America?"

If you weren't so blind you would see it's in JB comments, your post as well as mine.

FREE SPEACH!

“Ahhh Springtime!”

Since: Mar 09

MI native

#9 Mar 20, 2009
Terry wrote:
<quoted text>All Americans need to step forward.
Maybe his fans will listen and do the same.
The republicans and the fed had this all planned out last year.
Yeah, Head to a NASCAR race and hand out some liberal democratic propaganda. You will get your ass kicked before you hand out 5 pamphlets.

“Turning coffee into theorems”

Since: Dec 06

Trapped inside a Klein Bottle

#13 Mar 20, 2009
While I agree more-or-less with what Burton said, can anyone explain to me WHY his opinion on this subject is anymore newsworthy than the opinion of any other Joe on the street?

“"I'm A Great American!"”

Since: Sep 08

Obama Nation! USA! USA!

#14 Mar 20, 2009
Wasn't it Hank Paulson, Treasury Secretary for President We-Know-Who, who ran into Congress with his hair on fire, screaming "Give me $700 billion with no strings attached, or the world economy will blow up at High Noon tomorrow"?

Sure it was a mistake to give AIG money without stipulations. We should have learned not to trust that Administration after Iraq.

“Love of $ is the Root of Evil”

Since: Sep 08

Gotham City

#15 Mar 20, 2009
[QUOTE ]<quoted text> "I think that Congress screwed it up, and it sure would be nice to have somebody stand up and say 'You know what? I screwed up and supported sending tax dollars to a company to bail them out and didn't put more stipulations in there,"' Burton said.[/QUOTE]

Um..... It was NOT a mistake....
It was a plot.

[QUOTE ]<quoted text>
American International Group funneled over $90 billion of taxpayer bailout funds to various U.S. and European banks, but the biggest beneficiary was politically connected Goldman Sachs Group Inc.

Suspicions of potential conflicts of interest and favoritism have been fueled by $12.9 billion AIG paid to Goldman Sachs – where then-Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson had previously worked as chief executive – in the months after the insurer was rescued by the government last September.

“People see that the guys that ruined AIG are getting paid more money, and that creates outrage,” said Porter Stansberry, managing director of Stansberry & Associates Investment Research.“If you want to be outraged, be outraged that the counterparties got paid out full value.”

“The person that should be subpoenaed is Hank Paulson. How do you go from running Goldman Sachs in ‘05 and ‘06 and making all of these bets with AIG’s financial products unit and then end up in the government guaranteeing those bets and not have a conflict of interest?” Stansberry asked.
[/QUOTE]


Paulson used to be the ex-ceo of Goldman!!!!!

Just like Cheny was ex-ceo of Haliburton!!!

Bush Jr let his buddies take the US government for a joy ride!

And the Republican party did NOTHING to stop it.

They used the conservative ideology to lie to the American people.......

And this is what we got.

Taxpayer $$$$$$ going to the wealthiest executives in the world....

“O'er the land of the free ? ”

Since: Jan 09

Don't Tread On Me

#16 Mar 20, 2009
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
While I agree more-or-less with what Burton said, can anyone explain to me WHY his opinion on this subject is anymore newsworthy than the opinion of any other Joe on the street?
Right on the money.
what

Baltimore, MD

#17 Mar 20, 2009
surely they been wasting too much gas. i dont watch any moving things that all it does is go around and around.
Mike

Lilburn, GA

#18 Mar 20, 2009
Darwins Stepchild wrote:
While I agree more-or-less with what Burton said, can anyone explain to me WHY his opinion on this subject is anymore newsworthy than the opinion of any other Joe on the street?
I was wondering the same thing. I was talking about AIG to a friend of mine the other day, and I said "ya know, I think Congress screwed up..." USAToday didn't think it was a story, though.

Since: Sep 08

Location hidden

#19 Mar 20, 2009
Damn You wrote:
Wow, even guys that drive in circles can see the truth. ATTENTION ALL LIBERALS - please keep im mind your love for all races and geographical backgrounds before spewing out your hypocritical views of southern people.
Like Rihanna says "shut up and drive"
rebel horseman

Columbia, SC

#20 Mar 20, 2009
Terry and where is my america, attention. when the hollywood limousine liberals and entertainers criticized pres bush by the bushel, where was the outrage. i tell you where it was. hypocrisy to the fullest. you fellows operate on the principle of as long as republicans and conservatives are involved it is ok for famous and rich people to criticize politically. yall are fools and make me sick.

“O'er the land of the free ? ”

Since: Jan 09

Don't Tread On Me

#21 Mar 20, 2009
Mike wrote:
<quoted text>
I was wondering the same thing. I was talking about AIG to a friend of mine the other day, and I said "ya know, I think Congress screwed up..." USAToday didn't think it was a story, though.
Perfect !
rebel horseman

Columbia, SC

#22 Mar 20, 2009
Damn You, you are correct. they would not peddle their liberal bs at a NASCAR race they would have to visit the infield med station pretty quick.
you want to see the real America, go to as NASCAR race not in some liberal s------ like Los angeles and New York City And SAn Francisco.

you go Jeff even these liberal ass----- know Congress, pres obama, sen dodd and tim geittner were to blame for this bs. the truth is that they cant stand to see their messiah obama f--- up. or i should say be called on it when he f---- up. the major news media could not afford to ignore this story. if they could have they would have. and even so they still try to give all the excuses they can to cover obamas a--.
rebel horseman

Columbia, SC

#23 Mar 20, 2009
jeff, dont worry about this criticism. some poor ass liberals who think government owes them a living. aint nobody to be worried about in real world. f--- them.

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