It's been a while since I've talked politics, and be forewarned that this post will contain a bit of saucy language. I am fucking irate over this situation and once again, our government officials prove that they take care of themselves before worrying about the rest of us. They've once again taken care of the hand that greased theirs and ignored what a large majority of Americans wanted.
Here's a list of the top 12 recipients of AIG money courtesy of ABCNews.com
1. Sen. Chris Dodd, D-Conn., $103,100
2. Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., $101,332
3. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., $59,499
4. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., $35,965
5. Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., $24,750
6. Former Gov. Mitt Romney, (R) Pres $20,850
7. Sen. Joe Biden, D-Del., $19,975
8. Rep. John Larson, D-Conn, $19,750
9. Sen. John Sununu, R-N.H., $18,500
10. Former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (R) Pres $13,200
11. Rep. Paul Kanjorski, D-Pa., $12,000
12. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., $11,000
I find it funny that two of the three top contributors were our Presidential candidates with AIG's donation to Obama almost doubling what was given to McCain. There should be no question on the part of Dodd, Obama, or McCain that they absolutely MUST pay this money back, and it must go back to the treasury department instead of AIG. I also find it funny that the #1 person on the list is now embroiled in a scandal that he allowed language in this bullshit stimulus bill that allowed bonuses at these companies to be paid. The people of Connecticut should be ashamed of themselves for keeping this fucking crook in office. It's no small coincidence that some of the members of AIG who received bonuses reside in Dodd's home state of Connecticut. This motherfucker Dodd needs to pay back this money and hearings need to be started to get him kicked out of the Senate. I also find it funny that Mrs Clinton and Mr. Biden took money as well as Romney, and Guiliani as well. I suppose one could argue that the AIG donation recipients on this list took this money before the bailout, but let's face it, everyone who took donations from AIG KNEW the company was in trouble and accepted the money regardless. There needs to be some accountability from EVERYONE who took money from AIG as well as some apologies and mea culpa, and I'm just not hearing that yet. This bailout bill is yet another punchline in the fucking joke that our government has become over the last few years.