AIG is still a private company aren't they? But they took government money so I guess it's their own fault that Congress and the White House have their panties in a twist over bonus payouts.
I think it's probably horrible PR to hand out major bonuses like this...but if it's contractual what are they supposed to do? Renege on those contracts? Wouldn't that be just as lame?
Yes, it's "my" money being given out...the taxpayers are funding these bonuses to people who screwed up their company. Why do they even DESERVE bonuses? I know that I wouldn't get a bonus if I'd screwed my job up that badly.
Right now I could care less what AIG is doing. My focus is on MY family and my company. My company isn't taking federal funds and if we fail, we fail. No one is going to prop us up.
Maybe the government should focus less on one company and more on the problems being caused by government meddling.
And the definition of Irony.