$100 Million! Something is Out of Wack

By Seth Freed Wessler Mar 15, 2009

"Despite being bailed out with more than $170 billion from the Treasury and Federal Reserve, the American International Group is preparing to pay about $100 million in bonuses to executives in the same business unit that brought the company to the brink of collapse last year." The maximum benefit for a family of three receiving cash assistance in the state of Mississippi is $170 a month. In Texas it’s $223. In Illinois it’s $396. $100 Million. $170. Hmmm. I’m just saying.