Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell may be appalled but Iowa's Republican Senator, Charles Grassley, had a bit more to say during a radio interview yesterday:
"I suggest, you know, obviously, maybe they ought to be removed," Grassley said. "But I would suggest the first thing that would make me feel a little bit better toward them if they'd follow the Japanese example 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.
And in the case of the Japanese, they usually commit suicide before they make any apology."
The Senator's or radio station's spokesperson tried to clarify:
"Senator Grassley has said for some time now that generally speaking, executives who make a mess of their companies should apologize, as Japanese executives do," Mills said. "He says the Japanese might even go so far as to commit suicide but he doesn't want U.S. executives to do that."
Source: Senator suggests AIG execs should kill themselves
Grassley may be pissed but he also has a salary for life...
the plot thickens....
New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said Tuesday that American International Group Inc. (AIG) granted retention bonuses of $1 million or more to 73 people in its AIG Financial Products subsidiary, including 11 who no longer work at the company.
lets recap shall we:
-these 73 people are part of a unit that is directly responsible for destroying the economy.
-we bailed them out with billions in money that we really don't even have. in order for them to fix what they have destroyed.
-with that money they give themselves at least a million each ON TOP OF THEIR SALARIES! Some got even more! (because they are doing such a great job obviously)
-after that, 11 of them quit! (I assume to go live on a secluded beach with their millions in bailout money.)
-and AIG plans to give more bonuses throughout the year!
the balls on these bastards must be massive. I mean to do this and not even try to hide it?
at least the dick and bush duo tried to say Iraq had WMDs when they started a war just so halliburton would have something to do.
[ Edit: Edited on 17-Mar-2009, at 14:21 by Cool Paul ]
According to the Daily Murdoch (well, one of them): Armed guards at AIG offices to protect against 'death threats' from angry taxpayers.
Post edited out due to it being rather silly.
[ Edit: Edited on 18-Mar-2009, at 09:02 by magykal1 ]
So will people finally accept that regulation is needed in these industries?