Pot, meet kettle: Congress feigns outrage at AIG Bonuses

March 18, 2009

Many speeches and much feigned outrage has emanated from our congress over the awarding of bonuses to AIG employees.

 

While I have consistently spoken out against bailouts of any kind, perhaps the issue of how the money is to be spent should have been more clearly addressed by our ‘representatives’ prior to signing off on a blank check for billions of taxpayer dollars.

 

Therefore, I suggest that the employees of AIG who received bonuses should return the money. They should do it as soon as the following individuals return the money they received from AIG in 2008:

American International Group: All Recipients

Among Federal Candidates, 2008 Cycle

Total: $632,618

Name

Office

Total Contributions

Dodd, Chris (D-CT)

Senate

$103,100

Obama, Barack (D-IL)

Senate

$101,332

McCain, John (R-AZ)

Senate

$59,499

Clinton, Hillary (D-NY)

Senate

$35,965

Baucus, Max (D-MT)

Senate

$24,750

Romney, Mitt (R)

Pres

$20,850

Biden, Joseph R Jr (D-DE)

Senate

$19,975

Larson, John B (D-CT)

House

$19,750

Sununu, John E (R-NH)

Senate

$18,500

Giuliani, Rudolph W (R)

Pres

$13,200

Kanjorski, Paul E (D-PA)

House

$12,000

Durbin, Dick (D-IL)

Senate

$11,000

Perlmutter, Edwin G (D-CO)

House

$10,500

Rangel, Charles B (D-NY)

House

$9,000

Edwards, John (D)

Pres

$7,850

Corker, Bob (R-TN)

Senate

$7,400

Smith, Chris (R-NJ)

House

$6,900

Neal, Richard E (D-MA)

House

$6,500

Rockefeller, Jay (D-WV)

Senate

$6,500

Reed, Jack (D-RI)

Senate

$6,000

Udall, Mark (D-CO)

House

$5,800

Maffei, Dan (D-NY)

House

$5,000

Nelson, Bill (D-FL)

Senate

$5,000

Warner, Mark (D-VA)

Senate

$5,000

Bean, Melissa (D-IL)

House

$4,750

Shelby, Richard C (R-AL)

Senate

$4,500

Mahoney, Tim (D-FL)

House

$4,000

Crowley, Joseph (D-NY)

House

$3,500

Fimian, Keith S (R-VA)

House

$3,300

Huckabee, Mike (R)

Pres

$3,300

Leavitt, David O (R-UT)

House

$3,000

Murphy, Chris (D-CT)

House

$2,800

Berman, Howard L (D-CA)

House

$2,500

Dole, Elizabeth (R-NC)

Senate

$2,500

Garrett, Scott (R-NJ)

House

$2,500

Cornyn, John (R-TX)

Senate

$2,300

Culberson, John (R-TX)

House

$2,300

Goode, Gregory Justin (R-IN)

House

$2,300

Landrieu, Mary L (D-LA)

Senate

$2,300

Lummis, Cynthia Marie (R-WY)

House

$2,300

Shays, Christopher (R-CT)

House

$2,200

Davis, Tom (R-VA)

House

$2,000

Hoyer, Steny H (D-MD)

House

$2,000

Inouye, Daniel K (D-HI)

Senate

$2,000

Pomeroy, Earl (D-ND)

House

$2,000

Visclosky, Pete (D-IN)

House

$2,000

Weiner, Anthony D (D-NY)

House

$2,000

King, Pete (R-NY)

House

$1,843

Shaheen, Jeanne (D-NH)

Senate

$1,500

Grassley, Chuck (R-IA)

Senate

$1,250

Nelson, Ben (D-NE)

Senate

$1,200

Wicker, Roger (R-MS)

Senate

$1,100

Baker, Richard (R-LA)

House

$1,000

Barrasso, John A (R-WY)

Senate

$1,000

Bennett, Robert F (R-UT)

Senate

$1,000

Brady, Kevin (R-TX)

House

$1,000

Capps, Lois (D-CA)

House

$1,000

Coleman, Norm (R-MN)

Senate

$1,000

Cooper, Jim (D-TN)

House

$1,000

Donnelly, Joe (D-IN)

House

$1,000

Ellsworth, Brad (D-IN)

House

$1,000

Engel, Eliot L (D-NY)

House

$1,000

Enzi, Mike (R-WY)

Senate

$1,000

Gillibrand, Kirsten E (D-NY)

House

$1,000

Gordon, Bart (D-TN)

House

$1,000

Harkin, Tom (D-IA)

Senate

$1,000

Himes, Jim (D-CT)

House

$1,000

Jones, Stephanie Tubbs (D-OH)

House

$1,000

Kind, Ron (D-WI)

House

$1,000

Kirk, Mark (R-IL)

House

$1,000

Lautenberg, Frank R (D-NJ)

Senate

$1,000

Lowey, Nita M (D-NY)

House

$1,000

Maloney, Carolyn B (D-NY)

House

$1,000

McMahon, Michael E (D-NY)

House

$1,000

Olson, Pete (R-TX)

House

$1,000

Pryor, Mark (D-AR)

Senate

$1,000

Salazar, Ken (D-CO)

Senate

$1,000

Tiberi, Patrick J (R-OH)

House

$1,000

Towns, Edolphus (D-NY)

House

$1,000

Wilson, Charlie (D-OH)

House

$1,000

Mielke, Daniel Ernest (R-WI)

House

$900

Huelskamp, Timothy A (R-KS)

House

$750

Laesch, John (D-IL)

House

$750

Tinklenberg, Elwyn (D-MN)

House

$750

Vilsack, Thomas J (D)

Pres

$700

Harrison, Stephen A (D-NY)

House

$604

Brownback, Sam (R-KS)

Senate

$500

Courtney, Joe (D-CT)

House

$500

Crapo, Mike (R-ID)

Senate

$500

Davis, Geoff (R-KY)

House

$500

Fossella, Vito (R-NY)

House

$500

Gilchrest, Wayne T (R-MD)

House

$500

Musgrove, Ronnie (D-MS)

Senate

$500

Myers, Chris (R-NJ)

House

$500

Pierluisi, Pedro (3-PR)

 

$500

Putnam, Adam H (R-FL)

House

$500

Richardson, Bill (D)

Pres

$500

Roggio, Robert (D-PA)

House

$500

Van Hollen, Chris (D-MD)

House

$500

Wu, David (D-OR)

House

$500

 

METHODOLOGY: The numbers on this page are based on contributions from PACs and individuals giving $200 or more. All donations were made during the 2008 election cycle and were released by the Federal Election Commission. Figures for the current election cycle are based on data released on February 09, 2009.

 

 

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