Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Bait and Switch

Don't let this "distraction" of taxing the AIG bonuses, the blowhards in Congress railing against the bonuses, and Obama denying that he had anything to do with it, keep you from understanding the truth.

The truth is this. Make no mistake about it. These AIG bonuses are the fault of President Obama, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and Senator Chris Dodd. It was under their watch and advocacy that the language that allowed these bonuses to be paid to AIG employees was able to make it into the stimulus bill and became law.

If you remember, Republicans were shut out of the legislative process of the stimulus debate both in the House and the Senate. Period. No one actually read the bill, and then, in the middle of the night, the Democrats in the Conference Committee added the provision that allowed these bonuses. Republicans had NOTHING to do with it.

Now the Dems are trying to cover their a** with all this fake outrage. It's that simple.

President Obama, if you remember, lied about always allowing five days of review online before he would sign the stimulus bill into law. That didn't happen and the legislation was RUSHED though. If we could have had a good look at this, then the bonus language would have been caught.

The Democrats are hoping that their "outrage" will be the soundbites Americans hear, not the truth. Given the liberal media, that might well be the case.