Warning: Non-Food Related Rant
We have reached the moment where we throw open our windows and shout at the top of our lungs, “I’m mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore.”
My tipping point came this morning when the NY Times reported on the bonuses that AIG will pay to its employees. There are two rationales for paying out $165 million bonuses: they are contractually obligated to pay and how else could they retain ‘the best and the brightest’ to stay at AIG.
Renegotiate the contracts; prospective recipients of the bonuses should refuse to accept them, and doesn’t AIG know that the phrase “best and brightest” has been tarnished to the point where it means lucky, greedy bastard?
People are hurting; the symbolic gesture of returning your $3,000,000 bonus would do much to restore faith and trust. The era of greed-good should be coming to an end. Rant over. For now. Because I’m really mad as hell.