There is quite the uproar going on in Washington, D.C. about AIG giving some 165 million dollars in bonuses to their execs. I believe I heard this figure is .97 percent of the stimu-less package. (Correct me if I’m wrong on that.) Now we are having hearings and their CEO is coming to town. This should probably control the headlines for at least a week as the media gasps in horror that such a thing could happen with taxpayers’ money. This is quite disingenuous coming from an administration that is on a spending spree that massively outweighs this amount of bonuses. I am not belittling the fact that AIG is doing business as usual and perhaps misspending taxpayer’s money that they were given freely without any restrictions. What I am bemoaning is the enormous amount of hypocrisy going on by those who practice these same sins. The speeches by the president and pretended offenses by those in power are nauseating. I submit to you that perhaps THIS is really what is going on:
From Saul Alinsky’s, Rules For Radicals
#13. Pick the target, freeze it, personalize it and polarize it.
While all of this kerfuffle is in the headlines, watch for what Congress and the president may be doing secretly behind the scenes. Trust me…they won’t be “wasting this crisis”.