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Fingers pointed, threats made as AIG rage grips Washington

There are 18 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Mar 17, 2009, titled Fingers pointed, threats made as AIG rage grips Washington. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Talking tougher by the hour, livid Democrats confronted beleaguered insurance giant AIG with an ultimatum Tuesday: Give back $165 million in post-bailout bonuses or watch Congress tax it away with emergency legislation.

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Cybear

Hugo, MN

#1 Mar 17, 2009
Why are Democrats livid? AIG was THEIR benefactor. Obama and Dodd leading the parade. Does this sound like Fannie Mae? Freddie Mac? Countrywide? The Democrats got mileage out of the Enron debacle, but how much did Enron cost the taxpayer?
no Rudi here

Ringoes, NJ

#3 Mar 18, 2009
Just another faction for the transition to a one world government = New World Order,... for the rich to get richer, and us lowly peons to waddle in the mud of it all. No different than the Romans and the Christians, to this day, only more evident with every election of democrats, and mostly, inexperienced Senators who want to 'think' they have the answers to problems we face. And the problems just keep getting compounded and worse than ever imagined. While all these PEN happy Bill signing Fools laugh all the way to the WorldBank.

IMPEACH OBAMA March 18, 2009

Since: Apr 07

Franklin, TN

#4 Mar 18, 2009
Back during the campaign President Barry Soetoro could care less as he put John McCain down for stopping everything and going back to Washington to take care of business.

President Barry Soetoro could care less as his campaign was MORE important than anything else.

President Barry Soetoro threw himself 2 of the biggest parties while Americans were loosing their jobs and their homes.

President Barry Soetoro failed to read the Stimulus before he signed it into law. Opps wait a minute. They all didn't read it before they voted on it.

Now President Barry Soetoro and the Democrats are all up in arms because Senator Dodd grandfathered in the bonuses?

Incompetence don't get any better than this. Every time President Barry Soetoro, Barney Frank, Nancy Pelosi or Chris Dodd opens their mouth we all get a good laugh.

It be time we voted these incompetent individuals and dead wood OUT of OUR Congress and White House.
VocalOne

Honolulu, HI

#5 Mar 18, 2009
Cybear wrote:
Why are Democrats livid? AIG was THEIR benefactor. Obama and Dodd leading the parade. Does this sound like Fannie Mae? Freddie Mac? Countrywide? The Democrats got mileage out of the Enron debacle, but how much did Enron cost the taxpayer?
I think you mispelled parade, shouldn't it Charade?

This feigned dummycrat outrage is ridiculous, absurd and just plain stupid.

This very fiasco is proof positive that libtardian dummycrats are victims of an acute, incurable and severe mental illness.

Dodds himself approved those bonuses. Geithner already knew about them as well.

This criminal Adminstartion has got to go.

Don't get me wrong, I don't condone the Execs that drove the company into the ground. My point is the blatant deception by the current Administration along with all the other blatant cronyism going on.

The arrogant deceit of this Adminstration is mind blowing.

Since: Apr 07

Franklin, TN

#6 Mar 18, 2009
Hey Barry it is too late to shut the barn door AFTER the horses have already gotten out. You'd better go round up them thar horses first.

Classic Barry Soetoro. Blame everybody else and dodge the responsibility of your own incompetence. It be easier that way.
Tybalt

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Mar 18, 2009
this is barack obama and fellow demagogues trying to stir up populist ire. they're hoping this manufactured controversy will deflect attention from Obama's incompetence and dishonesty. Foolish Republicans are playing right into their hands when they agree with these leftist demagogues.
tiredofhearingit

Mankato, MN

#9 Mar 18, 2009
there was an amendment to the bill that said that contracts written before the date of the bill were exempt from the rules of the bill. submitted by chris dodd. now he is getting upset becuz the folks at aig are following the bill? how ridiculous.
Disgusted

AOL

#10 Mar 18, 2009
"A lot of these bonuses are more than my constituents make in a lifetime," said Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn. "We are at risk of losing their trust."

"At risk"......are you getting me.....I don't trust this congress at all........what a waste of taxpayer money!!!! I would like to see Dodd and Frank impeached!!
Sense

United States

#11 Mar 18, 2009
They shouldn't stop with AIG, go after the millions shoveled out to the Merrill people too. No fault bonuses have to become a thing of the past, especially when taxpayer money is involved.
Sense

United States

#12 Mar 18, 2009
Democratic outrage coincides with the general population’s outrage. If this didn't blow up in their face, they would be bumping fists behind closed doors if you ask me.
It pays to keep a close eye on Government, as this is where the real crooks hang out.
Taxpayer

Brainerd, MN

#13 Mar 18, 2009
Publish a map to the looters mansions. Then the tent camps of meltdown refugees that are springing up across America can move to their manicured front and back lawns.

When those lawns are full move to the yachts.

Then move to the mansion lawns of members of Congress. There are at least 535 members of Congress who are culpable.
Been there Done that

Houston, TX

#14 Mar 18, 2009
I'll have you all know that this AIG thing is nothing new. I worked for a company in Houston (American General Life Ins.) when they were BOUGHT OUT in 2001, by AIG. These people came in and told LIE after LIE, and wound up laying off half of the staff of this huge company with thousands of employees. The amount of company stock that I had went down 1/2 of the original amount and got mine when I got layed off in 2002. Many of the people AFTER me who got layed off DIDN'T GET A SEVERENCE AT ALL, and AIG people came in and PARTIED DOWN while LAYING OFF staff. They lied like DOGS........about EVERYTHING.......all while PARTY-ing DOWN. They went on trips to various resorts, bonuses and frivilous spending sprees.........I have SEEN IN ALL.....People out there........NOT ONE CONGRESSMAN,SENATOR, BUSH or any one else said ONE WORD about how AIG ruined a once great company.

AIG has been doing the same thing for DECADES.........and these FRUITCAKES in the congress, senate and ignorant president never said a word.

Folks.......the congress and Obama are PULLING YOUR LEG.........they KNOW about all these "bonuses"........the se things have been going on for DECADES. They (congress) authorizes these bonuses. And the reason that they are "bailing out" AIG is because they are ALL INVOLVED in these "shenanagans." They are going to make sure that they don't lose their money, by taking YOUR MONEY and "bailing out" AIG.

Signed........Been there..........done that..........got the t-shirt
Been there Done that

Houston, TX

#18 Mar 18, 2009
Point wrote:
<quoted text>Decades, eh? Then how can Obama be to blame when he's only been in office eight weeks? In looking at this empirically, I'd have to say that the horse was let out of the barn during the last eight years with deregulation and lack of oversight by the Republicans. But it's fun to watch y'all squirm and try to blame the new guy for the failures of the old guy.
Mainly because B. HUSSEIN PROMISED H-O-P-E and C-H-A-N-G-E to the gullible F-OO-L-S that voted for him.(Note: I didn't vote for Bush either time, nor his father, so don't GO there, please. But I, unlike you, are able to see a F-R-A-U-D when he opens up his mouth. I am older than you and I have seen more than you and I am smarter than you, and THIS IS NOT CHANGE..........N-O-T. Obama is BUSINESS AS USUAL.......with a COMMUNIST twist........wait and see.........you will REGRET the day you voted for this fraud.

They (congress, sentate and PRESIDENT) are PULLING THE WOOL OVER YOUR EYES.......and you don't even realize it..........you are being H-A-D.
Barry Bamboozler

Monroe, LA

#19 Mar 18, 2009
Campaign Contribution to Congress by AIG

http://209.157.64.200/^http:// www.opensecrets.org/orgs/recip s.php?id=D000000123&type=P &state=&sort=A&cyc le=2008

Name /Office /Total /Contributions

Dodd, Christopher J (D-CT) Senate $104,300

Obama, Barack (D-IL) Senate $45,111

McCain, John (R-AZ) Senate $41,200

Clinton, Hillary (D-NY) Senate $36,831

Baucus, Max (D-MT) Senate $24,750

Biden, Joseph R Jr (D-DE) Senate $19,975

(For the 2008 cycle alone, AIG is almost 4 to 1 in favor of Dems)

Money to Congress: 2008 Cycle
Dems: Dems:$361,517 $361,517
Repubs: Repubs:$95,250 $95,250
Others: Independents:$0 $0
Incumbents: Total to Members:$440,717 $440,717
Non-Incumbents: Total to All Candidates:$16,050 $16,050

The AIG bonuses are nothing but a distraction, a populist play on the masses.

These clowns have no idea what they are doing and now they are using less than one percent of the money, they created by fiat as a manipulation tool.
sam

Middletown, OH

#20 Apr 26, 2009
Obama can't fix everything thats been going on for the last 10 years,however ,I am glad to see a President who is even trying.It is very rereshing to see an honest man for a change.

Since: Apr 07

Franklin, TN

#21 Apr 27, 2009
sam wrote:
Obama can't fix everything thats been going on for the last 10 years,however ,I am glad to see a President who is even trying.It is very rereshing to see an honest man for a change.
If Barry is so honest than what is he hiding by refusing to come clean about his being adopted by Lolo Soetoro in Indonesia?

If Barry was such a great leader then why did Barry over step his authority and a United States Senator and actively campaign for his Muslim cousin in Kenya?

If Barry can be trusted then why did he bow before a leader of the Muslims in a demonstration of submission to their rule?

PROUD member of President Soetoro's Domestic Terrorist List.
Roast Beef

Winchester, TN

#22 Dec 21, 2010
Been there Done that wrote:
<quoted text>
Mainly because B. HUSSEIN PROMISED H-O-P-E and C-H-A-N-G-E to the gullible F-OO-L-S that voted for him.(Note: I didn't vote for Bush either time, nor his father, so don't GO there, please. But I love rita you, are able to see a F-R-A-U-D when he opens up his mouth. I am older than you and I have seen more than you and I am smarter than you, and THIS IS NOT CHANGE..........N-O-T. Bittner is BUSINESS AS USUAL.......with a COMMUNIST twist........wait and see.........you will REGRET the day you voted for this fraud.
They (congress, sentate and PRESIDENT) are PULLING THE WOOL OVER YOUR EYES.......and you don't even realize it..........you are being H-A-D.
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Back during the campaign President Barry Soetoro could care less as he put John McCain down for stopping everything and going back to Washington to take care of business.
President Barry Soetoro could care less as his campaign was MORE important than anything else.
President Barry Soetoro threw himself 2 of the biggest parties while Americans were loosing their jobs and their homes.
President Barry Soetoro failed to read the Stimulus before he signed it into law. Opps wait a minute. They all didn't read it before they voted on it.
Now President Barry Soetoro and the Democrats are all up in arms because Senator Dodd grandfathered in the bonuses?
Incompetence don't get any better than this. Every time President Barry Soetoro, Barney Frank, Nancy Pelosi or Chris Dodd opens their mouth we all get a good laugh.
It be time we voted these incompetent individuals and dead wood OUT of OUR Congress and White House.
VCX

Ukraine

#23 May 24, 2012
sam wrote:
Obama can't fix everything thats been going on for the last 10 years,however ,I am glad to see a President who is even trying.It is very rereshing to see an honest man for a change.
ANNETTE MARIE MARION, KILLER,THE LIES OFHER LIFE SURFACED, LIED TOLD ALLOF DEPTOF DEFENSE SHE TOOK CARE OFTHE MOTHER NEVER DID., THEY PROMOTED HER FOR THAT, AND KEPTED HER, YVETTE TOOK CARE OF HER. ANNETTE WAS 'NEVER HOME' SAID THEMOTHER
'WHERE IS ANNETTE SHE ALWAYS TELL ME SHE IS COMING HOME NEVER DOES.,AND NEVER DOES A THING IN THE HOUSE, TRASHED MY HOUSE.' SAIDTHE MOTHER, ANN E., DALE, AL, GERALD, HORTON, HAFNERS ALL KNOW.SAW
ANNETTE IS UNITED STATES OF AMERICA BIGGEST LOSER, AND LIAR.
SHE IS TRYING TO KEEP HER GOVERNMENT JOB NOW, HACKER STALKER, STEALER, SETUP ARTIST ISTHAT
FOR 45 YEARS SHE PLAYED GAMES WITH MOM AND DAD, TAKE THINGS FROM THE HOUSE, AND SAID SOMEONE ELSE DID.
THE SILVER GANG OF NORTHERN VIRGINIA DAD, MOM, HANDFIELD, SAID PART OF., EVEN DENNIS.
SHE SAT IN CAR INTHE AFTERNOON WOULD NOT COME OUT., DAD SAID 'EXHIBITING UNUSUAL BEHAVIOR.'
ANNETTE STARTED HER STORAGE UNITS, FOUR OFTHEM.
COLLECTING THINGS FROMTHE FAMILY, STEALING., AS ALWAYS, NOTHING IS HERS, IN LOUNDON COUNTY
CIVIL WAR ANTIQUES, OF GERALD J. MARION
MUGS THAT ARE COLLECTORS, AND CARS, ALBERT MARION
MOMAND DAD STUFF
MY STUFF
HANDFIELD LIVED IN HOUSE 50 PLUS YEARS, AND 1/2 OF THE ITEMS THAT A MOVING COMPANY MOVED TO LOUNDON BELONGS TOHANDFIELD, ANNE E KNOWS ALL HANDFIELD RUGS, CHINA, ETC.
ANNETTE MADE UP LIES, CHINA HERS, NO ON HANDFIELD CREDIT CARD, AND DISHES, BOUGHT AND WAS IN SPRINGFIELD HOME INZER ST OF HANDFIELD., ANNETTE CAN NOT PRODUCE RECEIPTS.
NO BREAK IN., DOOR SO OLD THAT MOTHER, HIT IT WITH A BROOM, WHEN YVETTE AND HER CLEANING THE STEPS AND GOING TO PUT RUSTOLIM ON THE BANISTER.
HANDFIELD, BOUGHT THE WASHER
ANNETTE MARION PAID NO RENT ALL HER YEARS THERE, AND NO MONEY OUT FOR THE HOUSE,
MOM RECEIVED CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT OF 37 YEARS OF HANDFIELD FATHER, GS15 STEP 10., PLUS SOME FROM VA BENEFITS DAD DISABLED VET, WITH SOMETHING THAT HAPPENED TOHIM
CARS WERE HIS, MERCEDES, HIS, MOM GAVEHOUSE AND MERCEDES TO YVETTE HANDFIELD, SENT TO ROSEMARY LETTER FOR TAKING CARE OF HER ALL OF THOSE YEARS., AND HANDFIELD BROKE MANY SUBSTITUTE DATES WHEN MOM WAS SICK, 110 DAY TIMES, WE CAN DO ALEX, ARL, FAIRFAX, FALLS CHURCH, BEFORE 2004.
ANNETTE IS TRYING TO SAVE HER JOB, OF MANY LIES OF THE PAST CATCHING UP TO HER.
SHE IS NOT 'GOOD' NOT 'GOOD
NEVER DID A THING FOR THE FAMILY STEAL, LIE, CHEAT, SET UP
SHE/ANNETTE DID ALBERT THE SAME WAY, TILL HE WAS EXHAUSTED
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PROUD OF YOUR LIES., LIE NO MORE ANNETTE
V/IVAN TRANSLATED, WE SAY SOMETHING ELSE IN THEUKRAINE FOR A 'PIG' LIKE THIS, DURING SOVIET TIMES, UKRAINIANS KNOW THE REAL NAME OF SOVIET PIG, ONE THAT WOULD TURN IN PEOPLE TO THE KGB, ALL HERE KNOW THE REAL ANNETTE MARION,'DANCING IN THE STREET WHEN SOCIETY OF UKRANINE PAID THE BASTARD INFORMANT/LIAR BACK NO ONE LOOKED BACK'
HANDFIELD, YVETTE WENT OUT WITH FORMER PRESIDENT GEORGE W. BUSH, INTHE 1970S, ETC. FLIRTY MAN, NASTY. OWES MANY., LIES TO ALL.

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