But is there more to the story than the image of pitchfork and torch carrying crowds marching down on the people who say let them eat cake?
I heard on a political talk radio program that an AIG executive published his resignation letter explaining the context of his bonus that is now vilified by everyone.
While looking around for information on the story, I came across this Campbell Brown clip:
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A little more digging yielded the letter published in the New York Times. Excerpts:After 12 months of hard work dismantling the company - during which A.I.G. reassured us many times we would be rewarded in March 2009 - we in the financial products unit have been betrayed by A.I.G. and are being unfairly persecuted by elected officials. In response to this, I will now leave the company and donate my entire post-tax retention payment to those suffering from the global economic downturn. …