AIG plans on paying about $165 million in bonuses using bail out money. This is bad. Seems like EVERYONE agrees on this.
The "budget" that Obama passed not a month ago had, give or take, 308 BILLION dollars worth of pork in it.
Now, can someone please explain why Mr. Barney Frank and Co. are up in arms and squalling over these bonuses (which I agree is crazy, BUT contractual) but poo poohed the BILLIONS in pork?
And yes I DO knoe Repubs were involved in the pork. Ticked me off too.
Answer by soonmommyof3 at 6:57 PM on Mar. 16, 2009
Answer by momof030404 at 7:00 PM on Mar. 16, 2009
Everybody supports so called earmarks. Both sides republican and democratic side. It's money for your state. It's not the first year when there are earmarks in budget.
We are talking about bonuses used by companies who we tax payers give the money for their bailout.
Answer by Anonymous at 7:15 PM on Mar. 16, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 7:22 PM on Mar. 16, 2009
I am against politicians that can't find their a** from their heads and don't put conditions on money they gave companies to bail them out. What a huge oversight! As for the porkulus, I contacted my elected officials to let them know what I thought about that. Barney Frank is a douche and so are his henchmen. Come to think of it, probably anyone connected with him is the same. He is as greasy as they come.
Answer by Anonymous at 7:33 PM on Mar. 16, 2009
Answer by foreverb3 at 8:36 PM on Mar. 16, 2009
Right! In fact, for the states to accept the pork being doled out, they will have to change their laws with regards to government assistance programs. When the pork money runs out in each state, who will make up the difference? Yep, taxpayers. So, have a nice free ride for a couple of years, and when that money runs out, explain to your constituents that you need to raise their taxes to pay for things that they didn't originally need. Talk about a hard sell.
Answer by Anonymous at 8:43 PM on Mar. 16, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 8:48 PM on Mar. 16, 2009
Answer by JuLiAnSmOmMy317 at 10:32 PM on Mar. 16, 2009
Answer by heatherama at 11:40 PM on Mar. 16, 2009