Wouldn’t it be great if the Democratic and Republican Congressman, who are running for cover in the AIG bonus scandal, started to ask some of the same questions about bonus money (political contributions) of themselves?
Democratic Senator Chris Dodd has changed his story twice about the bailout. He first said that he put a provision in the bailout that would not allow bonus’ or golden parachutes, but the very next day he changed his story and said, when the law came back from the Senate House Committee, his bailout provisions had been stricken from his original documents. He then said that there had been a meeting with the Treasury office and they must have removed them. Senator Dodd would not use the name of Treasury Secretary Timothy (I forgot to pay my taxes) Geithner. All he would say is that “someone” took out his prohibition against bailout bonuses.
However, it has now turned out that the White House Presidential Assistant Ron Emanuel, Democratic Congressman Harry Reid, and Democratic Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and a few unnamed republican members of the joint committee had a private late night meeting and popped back in the bonus provisions that they are all now complaining about.
I wouldn’t be surprised even if President Obama knew about this meeting, but maybe not, as he’s been very busy lately spending taxpayers money and learning how to use his teleprompters properly.