Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Give Back The Money

No, I’m not talking about the people that received bonus money from AIG. These people had LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACTS and are entitled to the money without fear of retribution. Allowing the Government to either tax 100% of this money, or using legal means to get it back only opens the door for them to grab any bonus money YOU receive in the future.

The stimulus bill voted and passed by your representatives gave AIG the go ahead to receive money and use it at their discretion to get the business back on solid ground. Just because they find the bonuses “distasteful” doesn’t mean they have ANY say in where that money goes... because they signed a bill that authorized AIG to distribute bonuses.

For representatives to demand the names of these people amounts to McCarthyism. The government is demanding that the money be paid back... well, under the rules of the stimulus, AIG is still in debt to the tune of $170 Billion dollars, so they have to pay back $170 Billion dollars. The government’s new threat to levy a 100% tax on those who receive bonuses means that AIG will, in effect, be paying back $170 Billion, plus the government will get the 165 Million from those who received bonuses. $165 Million is a drop in the bucket... you remember those words, they were pushed down our throats by the same representatives who told us to choke down all of that pork in the Omnibus bill.

I am so disgusted by the behavior of the representatives attending today’s Liddy witch hunt, finger pointing, throw everyone under the bus session that I’m officially filling out my change of voter registration. This registered Democrat will become an Independent. This new Independent will look for representation that doesn’t:

Blame other people for their mistakes
Punish innocent people
Call for people to commit suicide
Tell me I’m un-patriotic because I believe ILLEGAL aliens should be deported
Commit fraud, waste, and abuse by using the U.S. Air Force as their personal taxi service
Pass bills without reading them
Say that its ok to make death threats as long as you are drunk or angry
Take away my Second Amendment Rights

So, I totally expect that the people receiving bonuses will be threatened, sued, and bullied into turning over that money... and if that’s the case, then I think its only appropriate that as the new “People’s Insurance Company” we demand that the following politicians return the campaign contributions that OUR company doled out to them (source: Opensecrets.org):

Name Total Contributions
Dodd, Chris (D-Conn) $281,038.00
Bush, George W (R-Texas) $200,560.00
Schumer, Charles E (D-NY) $111,875.00
Obama, Barack (D-Ill) $110,332.00
McCain, John (R-Ariz) $99,249.00
Baucus, Max (D-Mont) $90,000.00
Kerry, John (D-Mass) $85,000.00
Johnson, Nancy L (R-Conn) $75,400.00
Sununu, John E (R-NH) $69,049.00
Clinton, Hillary (D-NY) $61,515.00
Lieberman, Joe (I-Conn) $57,900.00
Rangel, Charles B (D-NY) $53,582.00
Giuliani, Rudolph W (R-NY) $50,250.00
Lazio, Rick A (R-NY) $48,600.00
Ensign, John (R-Nev) $44,569.00
Bayh, Evan (D-Ind) $43,700.00
Larson, John B (D-Conn) $43,000.00
Biden, Joseph R Jr (D-Del) $41,350.00
Baker, Richard (R-La) $41,032.00
Torricelli, Robert G (D-NJ) $39,000.00
D'Amato, Alfonse M (R-NY) $38,750.00
Carper, Tom (D-Del) $37,213.00
Bush, George (R-Texas) $34,000.00
Roth, William V Jr (R-Del) $33,400.00
Lowey, Nita M (D-NY) $31,800.00
Smith, Bob (R-NH) $31,750.00
Shelby, Richard C (R-Ala) $31,250.00
Reed, Jack (D-RI) $30,600.00
Castle, Michael N (R-Del) $29,350.00
Ackerman, Gary (D-NY) $27,750.00
Grassley, Chuck (R-Iowa) $27,750.00
Specter, Arlen (R-Pa) $27,450.00
Gephardt, Richard A (D-Mo) $27,250.00
Hagel, Chuck (R-Neb) $27,250.00
Clinton, Bill (D-Ark) $27,000.00
Foley, Mark (R-Fla) $26,650.00
Nadler, Jerrold (D-NY) $26,000.00
Murkowski, Frank H (R-Alaska) $25,700.00
Zimmer, Dick (R-NJ) $25,397.00
Crapo, Mike (R-Idaho) $24,500.00
Kyl, Jon (R-Ariz) $24,400.00
Dole, Bob (R-Kan) $24,250.00
Nelson, Ben (D-Neb) $23,200.00
Collins, Susan M (R-Maine) $22,542.00
Molinari, Susan (R-NY) $21,650.00
Dunn, Jennifer (R-Wash) $21,250.00
Romney, Mitt (R-Mass) $20,850.00
Bond, Christopher S 'Kit' (R-Mo) $20,750.00
Farrell, Diane Goss (D-Conn) $20,550.00
Zeliff, Bill (R-NH) $20,427.00
Pomeroy, Earl (D-ND) $20,270.00
Paxon, Bill (R-NY) $20,150.00
Reynolds, Tom (R-NY) $19,750.00
Maloney, Carolyn B (D-NY) $19,200.00
Kolbe, Jim (R-Ariz) $18,550.00
Crowley, Joseph (D-NY) $18,500.00
Chafee, Lincoln D (R-RI) $18,150.00
Berman, Howard L (D-Calif) $18,000.00
Bennett, Robert F (R-Utah) $17,700.00
Bowles, Erskine B (D-NC) $17,600.00
Frist, Bill (R-Tenn) $17,300.00
Menendez, Robert (D-NJ) $17,000.00
Hastert, Dennis (R-Ill) $16,549.00
Gore, Al (D-Tenn) $15,750.00
Swett, Dick (D-NH) $15,500.00
Nelson, Bill (D-Fla) $15,412.00
Frost, Martin (D-Texas) $15,250.00
Jeffords, James M (R-Vt) $15,250.00
Corker, Bob (R-Tenn) $15,150.00
Davis, Tom (R-Va) $15,000.00
Chafee, John H (R-RI) $14,757.00
Perlmutter, Edwin G (D-Colo) $14,650.00
Gregg, Judd (R-NH) $14,500.00
Portman, Rob (R-Ohio) $14,300.00
Durbin, Dick (D-Ill) $14,000.00
Matsui, Robert T (D-Calif) $14,000.00
Israel, Steve (D-NY) $13,950.00
Burton, Dan (R-Ind) $13,650.00
Coverdell, Paul (R-Ga) $13,600.00
Abraham, Spencer (R-Mich) $13,500.00
Kennedy, Edward M (D-Mass) $13,500.00
Murkowski, Lisa (R-Alaska) $13,500.00
Andrews, Michael Allen (D-Texas) $13,400.00
McConnell, Mitch (R-Ky) $13,200.00
Cornyn, John (R-Texas) $13,000.00
Moynihan, Daniel Patrick (D-NY) $13,000.00
Faircloth, Lauch (R-NC) $12,875.00
Fowler, Wyche Jr (D-Ga) $12,760.00
Chocola, Chris (R-Ind) $12,500.00
Houghton, Amo (R-NY) $12,500.00
Kanjorski, Paul E (D-Pa) $12,500.00
White, Rick (R-Wash) $12,490.00
King, Pete (R-NY) $12,343.00
Feinstein, Dianne (D-Calif) $12,250.00
Grams, Rod (R-Minn) $12,150.00
Conrad, Kent (D-ND) $12,000.00
Frisa, Daniel (R-NY) $11,825.00
Daschle, Tom (D-SD) $11,700.00
Rockefeller, Jay (D-WVa) $11,500.00
Weiner, Anthony D (D-NY) $11,500.00
Total $3,195,111.00

1 comment:

Turbo the Sibe said...

I think it's very likely that in the not too distant future, congress will start squeeking about a tax on people who make more than a certain amount. So, any amount made of $250,000 (or whatever) will be taxed at a rate of 100%.