Just how fired up did you get today when you heard that AIG was handing out about $165 million in bonuses to executives? Especially, when you recall, your tax dollars, 175 billion of them, are essentially all that have been keeping that company from collapsing. Iowa Senator Charles Grassley...well, to say he is fired up may be an understatement.
Here's what he told an Iowa radio station, WMT, “The first thing that would make me feel a little bit better towards them if they’d follow the Japanese model and come before the American people and take that deep bow and say I’m sorry, and then either do one of two things — resign, or go commit suicide.”
Later, an aide said Grassley didn't mean his comments to be taken literally.
Hear for yourself here.