The AIG Gauntlet

March 17, 2009 at 9:47 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Politicians looking to make an easy buck in the political capital game have unleashed their rhetorical fury at AIG over the last 2 days.  Here are some of the mere wrist slaps to outright bitch slaps directed at the insurance giant.

Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid: “With millions of Americans out of work, staying up nights trying to figure out how to make this week’s paycheck last until the next, wondering how they’ll make the next mortgage payment or pay the overdue tuition bill, these executive bonuses are beyond outrageous.”

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell denounces the bonuses as “appalling”

Rep. Phil Hare (D-Ill.): “Clearly, the ‘G’ in AIG stands for greed

But Chuck Grassley’s the big winner of the AIG smackdown contest, suggesting a rather savage solution for the AIG fiasco: “either do one of two things — resign, or go commit suicide.” Listen to the audio here.

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