AIG bonus bemusement

Rimu's picture

I'm a bit confused by all the loud noises and expressions of outrage being made by AIG giving it's workers bonuses.

  • The bonuses existence has been public information for months. This is not new 'news'
  • The government knew about it for months also. But acted all surprised anyway
  • The bonuses are tiny compared to the bailouts

If anything, people should be trotting out the guillotines and kayaking in rivers of blood because of the size of the bailouts, not the bonuses!

It feels a bit like the mob is being manipulated, to me. I can't figure out why or by who, but it just smells wrong...

The interesting bit is right at the end of this clip...