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article imageOp-Ed: Maybe I Am A Little Bitter Here, Time For A Spa Week

By KJ Mullins     Oct 9, 2008 in Politics
The AIG bigwigs have their nice little bailout package wrapped up and tied with a pretty little taxpayer ribbon so what do they decide to do? Why vacation of course, it's been a tough time of it lately.
With $85 billion of the feds money sorting out the troubles that AIG had the executives thought that it was a great time to fly to the St. Regis Resort in Monarch Beach, California. How quaint. The rooms only carry a price tag of $1,000 a night. That $1,000 could help a family of four have a home for a month and some bills paid. Sorry was that my bitterness seeping in?
The final resort tally came up to over $440,000. Broken down that's $200,000 for rooms, $150,000 for meals and $23,000 in spa charges. Those stressed out guys needed a bunch of pedicures and manicures. And hey it's A-okay since the American taxpayer is footing the bill.
Say Sally Lou when was the last time you could afford a cheap spa treatment? I guess you're not corrupt enough to laugh all the way to the bank.
ABC News reports:
"They're getting their pedicures and their manicures and the American people are paying for that," said Cong. Elijah Cummings (D-MD).
"This unbridled greed," said Cong. Mark Souder (R-IN), "it's an insensitivity to how people are spending our dollars."
Now America we need to feel for our good buddy Robert Willumstad. You know, the CEO who cried from June to September, 2008 about how AIG was a victim.
Tell it to me Brother!
"Through the first week of September we were confident AIG could weather the crisis," Willumstad testified. He said the federal government offered its $85 million bail out on the afternoon it prepared for bankruptcy. Willumstad said the Federal Reserve demanded he resign, and will turn down his AIG retirement package of several million dollars.
I was thinking, since all Americans are in effect a victim of these greedy manipulators, that a resort week would feel good about now. Wouldn't it be nice to go off for a week of sun and fun and send the bill to each and every one of the CEOs that just stabbed the taxpayer in the back?
This opinion article was written by an independent writer. The opinions and views expressed herein are those of the author and are not necessarily intended to reflect those of
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