There simply are no words.
American International Group’s chief executive said in an interview published Monday that the insurance company, which was aided by an extensive taxpayer bailout in the aftermath of the 2008 recession, was wrongly targeted for awarding its employees bonuses after the crisis — comparing the outrage in Washington to lynchings that occurred in the Deep South a half a century ago.
The uproar over bonuses “was intended to stir public anger, to get everybody out there with their pitch forks and their hangman nooses, and all that–sort of like what we did in the Deep South [decades ago]. And I think it was just as bad and just as wrong. (Emphasis mine)
Really? Criticizing bonuses for AIG employees was just as bad and just as wrong as lynchings? These people… I just… no.