Senate to discreetly shut down House AIG bill of attainder.
They may call it “delay,” but they mean “eliminate” – and the Washington Post is happy to assist with putting this story on the seventh page. Senate Will Delay Action on Punitive Tax on Bonuses Jarred by a cool reception from the White House and fears of unintended consequences across the financial world, Senate leaders are likely to delay until late next month legislation to | Read More »
A recap of the AIG Bonus Blame Party.
So, let us review the bidding on the AIG bonus scandal, and who’s being blamed for it. The Senate, in the person of Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), is blaming the executive branch, pretty explicitly. The House, in the person of Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), is likewise blaming the executive branch – but she’s also blaming the Senate. The White House doesn’t want to blame anybody… | Read More »
Scott Murphy (D Cand, NY-20): ‘One of them.’
Jim Tedisco reminds us that Murphy may have an inclination towards giving bonuses to companies losing money… …although that may not be an entirely fair comparison. After all, back then Murphy’s bonus scheme didn’t involve your money. I wonder if he’s still for passing that miscalled “stimulus” bill – Tedisco is on the record as opposing it, mind you – and I wonder if Murphy | Read More »