This is a prime example of how naive our President is. AIG wants to pay 165mil in performance bonuses. That means revenue generators (sales) is doing thier job by bring in the dough. What O doesn't understand is that's how businesses work and make a profit. Something AIG is trying to do.
I'm againts all the bailouts but, if you are going to interfer with the free market, then don't berate them for paying thier producers. Government has no place in private business and should have never gotten involved to begin with. Businesses do NOT need an inexperienced President looking over thier shoulder!
Dodd wants to tax AIG bonuses. Some one needs to tell him that Bonuses are already taxed at 40%! The Feds can't just pass an extra tax bonus on AIG employees and not tax all bonuses the same, for everyone. Of course, bonuses are rewards for producers and we can't have that in our new socialist economy.