A bitch must confess to being too wrapped up in the Missouri State Budget Battle of 2009 to pay much attention to the AIG outrage.
I know that AIG got federal bailout money.
And I know they paid…or attempted to pay…retention bonuses after getting that bailout.
Honestly, I would think the masses would be more outraged about US bailout money going to companies overseas through AIG…but damn it all if we're not unpredictable.
Anyhoo, as I watched a curiously mellow Jim Kramer on the Today Show this morning (my people call it a correction-based re-branding…good luck with that!) and the sorta-news segment featuring outraged folks explaining why they are outraged a bitch noticed a potential benefit.
Some people have begun to connect the quality of work these executives do to their salary.
And a few folks have started questioning the huge salaries paid Wall Street executives in general.
Double gasp and a blink!
This bitch hopes this trend continues and works its way to government.
Mmmhmm, all the way to state governments…
…because I’d like to know why the fuck we pay a salary to people who publicly admit they don’t do their job…like Missouri Speaker of the House Ron Richard who voted to block Governor Nixon’s budget proposal even though HE HASN’T READ IT YET!!
I hope outrage is contagious as a motherfucker.
Lawd, knows bullshit is…