AIGs and Pains

I don’t hope that bad things happen to the recipients of those bonuses. I really hope that bad things happen to the children and grandchildren of them!  Whatever hurts them the most!!


 We will hunt you down. Every last penny. We will hunt your children and we will hunt your conscience. We will do whatever we can to get those people getting the bonuses.  Give back the money or kill yourselves.

That’s some sick stuff, and they’re among the tamer threats made against AIG and its employees.  NBC obtained them from the Attorney General’s office under a Freedom of Information Act request.

Count me among those who hate what some of the financial cowboys at AIG did to the economy.  To us.  And the concept of bonuses of one, two, even six million dollars is hard to wrap my little brain around.

The trouble is, the actions of a few have resulted in politicians, pundits, and talking heads of every stripe getting out their broadest brushes.  And they’re tarring and feathering anyone and everyone associated with AIG.

Jake DeSantis of Redding made a pretty good buck working for AIG.  He passed on a bonus that would make most people happy for life.  And this week, he quit. 

His letter of resignation helped my understanding of a situation most of us have a tough time comprehending.  Maybe it’ll help yours, too.


About Gerry

I've been covering Connecticut news and sports since 1974. I know, I don't look that old.
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2 Responses to AIGs and Pains

  1. Ryan says:

    On a side note, you were mentioned on Jimmy Fallon tonight in a segment… only he said “Gerrard and Keisha”

  2. Gerry says:

    Thanks for the heads up. I saw it on our web site.

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