I have been watching all of this info on the AIG bonuses and how the government is stating that they want the recipients of those bonuses to return the money, and if they don't they will go after it. Now, it was careless of the govt. to lend money with no conditions as to how it would be used. But these people had contracts. I hear about how they are going to 'get the taxpayer's money back' and 'give it back to the people'. I find that concept laughable, as we have no money. Tax payers won't be seeing one dime of this money. So, how do you expect to 'see' the return of the taxpayers money (assuming you are a taxpayer) and how do you expect it to effect your bottom line?
Asked by Anonymous at 12:29 AM on Mar. 18, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
I find it as negligence on the governments behalf, but I don't agree with them trying to take the money back. There were contracts. When you put money into a business, you take the good with the bad. Couldn't they see this as more of a 'bad asset'? I think if we allow government to go in after the fact and change the terms of a contract, there is no point in having a contract to begin with. I was young when Carter was in office, but this seems to be the biggest government clusterf*ck I have ever witnessed. I am sure our enemies are getting a great show of our incompetence.
As for what the bottom line is for me, it likely won't affect my family any more than other families. I won't get any more back in taxes, since it's pretty much all borrowed money anyhow. It would just go back in govt.'s wallet for reckless spending.
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I think whats done is done. Congress needs to spend their time working on other issues than trying to figure out how to get money back from AIG. To me this is a small problem in the big scheme of things.
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