If you had asked me a week ago I would have said that Congress had sunk as low as humanly possible, but I was wrong. The last 72 hours the as the United States Congress has reacted to the AIG “issue” they have proven themselves to be the most intellectually dishonest, narcissistic legislative body in history.
Here are some of the most disgusting examples:
- Today Barney Frank Asked Edward Liddy to turn over the names of the people who recived bonuses. When Liddy responded that he would if Frank would promise to keep them secret, he refused. When Liddy gave the said he wanted to keep the names secret because his “people” and their families had been threatened with things such as being choked to death with piano wire, Frank just looked at him and said I am not convinced.
- Chuck Schumer made a speech in front of the cameras yesterday. He spoke about how outraged America is about the bonuses. Those bonuses represent less than 3/10 of one percent of the 78 Billion the US taxpayers gave AIG. Wasn’t Chuck the guy who defended all the pork in the stimulus bill? America doesn’t care about pork?
- How about Chris Dodd? Maybe the Senator should return the $104 thousand dollars in AIG campaign donations before he calls for the AIG workers to return their bonuses. After all it he was the guy who put the little item in the Omnibus bill that allowed people to keep their bonuses.
- Then there’s the most embarrassing display at today’s hearings Mr. Nasty, Congressman Steven Lynch who blamed Liddy for everything that happened before he came out of retirement and accepted a volunteer position at AIG.
Congressman Stephen Lynch says, “I agree with Chairman Frank we should probably try to challenge this as shareholders on behalf of the American people. do you have anything to say for yourself?”
Liddy replies, “These contracts were all put together before I was at AIG. I would not have done these contracts this way. So I really do sir, I take offense sir at the use of the word… “
Those are pretty strong words for Lynch who placed almost $36,000,000 of earmarks in the latest Omnibus bill, including several for clients of The PMA Group, the lobbying firm being investigated for the FBI.
Folks today’s show in the congressional hearing room was nothing short of embarrassing, in fact the past 72 hours have been disgusting. Our congressional representatives wasted a day of their time and Mr Liddy’s time, just so they deflect criticism from the real culprits CONGRESS. And they did it in the worst possible way, acting like mean bastards to a guy who volunteered to help rescue AIG and get the American people back our $78 billion dollars. Proving once again that old adage “The Opposite of pro is con, the opposite of progress is…”