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Senator suggests AIG execs should kill themselves

March 17th, 2009 . by TexasFred

Senator suggests AIG execs should kill themselves

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) – Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley suggested that AIG executives should take a Japanese approach toward accepting responsibility for the collapse of the insurance giant by resigning or killing themselves.

The Republican lawmaker’s harsh comments came during an interview with Cedar Rapids, Iowa, radio station WMT on Monday. They echo remarks he has made in the past about corporate executives and public apologies, but went further in suggesting suicide.

“I suggest, you know, obviously, maybe they ought to be removed,” Grassley said. “But I would suggest the first thing that would make me feel a little bit better toward them if they’d follow the Japanese example 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.

“And in the case of the Japanese, they usually commit suicide before they make any apology.”

Grassley spokesman Casey Mills said the senator isn’t calling for AIG executives to kill themselves, but said those who accept tax dollars and spend them on travel and bonuses do so irresponsibly.

“Senator Grassley has said for some time now that generally speaking, executives who make a mess of their companies should apologize, as Japanese executives do,” Mills said. “He says the Japanese might even go so far as to commit suicide but he doesn’t want U.S. executives to do that.”

The senator’s remarks added to a chorus of public outrage over the disclosure that AIG intends to pay its executives $165 million in bonuses after taking billions in federal bailout money. President Barack Obama lambasted the insurance giant for “recklessness and greed” on Monday and pledged to try to block payment of the bonuses.

Senator suggests AIG execs should kill themselves

Not an altogether bad idea in MY opinion. If ALL the bad businesses and business leaders that have brought on this financial debacle were to commit seppuku this nation could possibly be miles ahead, especially if they told us where they have buried all the money before they make the 3rd cut!

But what about those that force *bad government* upon the American people? The politicians and legislators? Would it be out of line for an American citizen to call for *bad* law makers to kill themselves as well? How about if a citizen were to suggest that suicide might be an appropriate measure for a totally useless and *bad* President to commit? I’ll bet the Secret Service would be all over that one.

Personally, I don’t think ANY of them have what it takes to do *the right thing*, but a good old fashioned firing squad might be rather appropriate, and lets face it, some folks need the target practice!

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16 Responses to “Senator suggests AIG execs should kill themselves”

  1. comment number 1 by: cary - Botan Ichihara

    Seppuku is too good for the likes of them.

    I’m thinking something along the lines of the final scene in “Braveheart” where the hero gets gutted…

    Oh, wait – are we talking about the AIG execs or the current administration?

  2. comment number 2 by: TexasFred

    Both… :twisted:

  3. comment number 3 by: The BoBo

    I’d like to see those bad politicians going down in the same manner myself!

    Behind you…is that the SS? :)

  4. comment number 4 by: BobF

    AIG executives were given bonuses in their contracts and it didn’t matter if they failed or not. With a contract like that, why should any of them care if the company succeeds? Either way, they can’t loose. I wish I could get a contract like that.

  5. comment number 5 by: TopGun

    Obama, with his trusty teleprompter, continues to lie and spin the story to the American people about the government knowledge and proceedings concerning AIG.

    “the company would effectively be repaying taxpayers with taxpayer money. A Treasury official disputed that taxpayers would be repaying themselves, but could not specify how else the company would give back the money.�

    Yeah, how could a company pay back tax payers with company money, rather than tax payer’s money, when all of the cash on hand in the company’s bank accounts is tax payer’s money?

    The article will make you absolutely sick to your stomach after reading it. The corruption is so deep and wide it’s pathetic.

  6. comment number 6 by: Kate

    Excellent idea, and it would create jobs. Someone has to clean up the mess, right?

  7. comment number 7 by: Ingrid

    AIG is or was heavily in debt with their foreign investments.
    Dodd along with many other money grabbing rich elite like…
    Biden, Pelosi, Reid, Citigroup, World Bank, etc….. CANNOT AND WILL NOT allow that.

    This is all a BIG HOAX!
    And, we are allowing them to keep doing this.

    Do any of us have an education???????? or JUST A POINT OF VIEW….LAL, LAL, LAL…..Shame on me!!!!!

    All the board members, stock holders, CEO, top and bottom management and chairman (probably Rockefeller) should all be EXECUTED……..well maybe we’ll have a very short trial first, then we’ll execute them. That’s what China does.
    By the way….how much of our country does China own now?

    By the time our grandchildren are old enough and working, they’ll have Chinese management telling them what to do.
    There will be many, many Chinese companies starting businesses here in the next 10 years.

    Thanks to AIG.
    Does anyone know how to get a hold of Osama Bin Laden
    so he can start planing his attack on Barak Hussein Osama’.


  8. comment number 8 by: Snooper

    AIG, a federal government owned entity has failed. Perhaps the people responsible for the “oversight” should go to the nearest 50+ story building and pretend they are Super Heroes by leaping off and try to land safely on their feet.

    It will save ammo in the long run.

    The people receiving the bonuses did so by lawful contracts which were arranged PRIOR to the unconstitutional spendulus bill. The provisions in the spendulus bill clear the way for what took place so this “fraudulent outrage” by the unconstitutional CONgress merely reveals just how blatantly inept they are. It is all smoke and mirrors to hide those responsible.

    When do we March?

  9. comment number 9 by: Ingrid

    Caterpillar has laid off more employees than AIG has employed in this country. Why hasn’t Osama bailed them out.
    Can anyone guess why????

    Maybe they didn’t buy into AIG or maybe no one in D.C. had investments or ownership in Caterpillar or maybe their all republicans at Caterpillar.

    Do you think?????

  10. comment number 10 by: Snooper

    AIG provides the “retirement plans” and “benefit plans” our CONgress Critters receive. Do the math.

  11. comment number 11 by: Snooper

    The more I read on these assholes the more pissed off I get. I didn’t fight and bleed for this Nation or carry my dead friend on my shoulders for these lying-assed bastards to lie their asses off, piss down my neck and tell me it’s just rain.

  12. comment number 12 by: TexasFred

    The *talking heads* are saying that the AIG bonuses aren’t even a drop in the bucket.

    1/10 of 1%…

    The equivalent of taking one dime from a $100 dollar bill.

    Personally, I think it’s all just a sham to divert attention from other scurrilous endeavors by Obama and Company!

  13. comment number 13 by: Ingrid

    I was just watching the Glenn Beck show and he outlined the whole AIG debacle. AIG is the money laundering company for all the money that has been going through all the banks, Fannie & Freddie, Lehman broth., Sachs, etc.

    I guess due to all of them giving a free hand to everything here for illegals and the very poor left AIG (insured, invested & bought out lenders) in a slump. This created a chain reaction with all the other companies involved in this fiasco.
    Now, do we all know why they, our elected official lie, steel and become soooooo corrupt just to get into D.C. That’s where all the money is.

    If I could get a few billion in my secret bank account and know that the people voting for me(they are only made to think their voting) are brainless and delusional and have believed everything I say, election after election…..with only small earmarks to make them happy…… betcha I
    would……I’d be laughing all the way to Switzerland!!!!!!!

    We, the owners (bosses) need to declare bankruptcy with our Federal government and just let everyone go and start all over.

    Lets call the new government AIG for American Independent Group.

    You might find it interesting to look into AIG and their big, very big involvement in CHINA.

  14. comment number 14 by: Ingrid

    I’m with Snooper or anyone ballsy enough to start the march.
    I’ll be right behind you.

    In my last comment……can you see or understand how easy this has become for them. Election after election.

    Are we dumb or dumber?????? Ha!

  15. comment number 15 by: StormWarning

    Grassley’s suggestion assumes that these “executives” know the meaning of the word honor. THEY DO NOT!

  16. comment number 16 by: Ingrid

    Their is no honor among the rich elite and the United States government. It has become so common for them to lie, cheat, steal and if someone runs short…….borrow from the dumb citizens who will buy all your stuff and pay you back again with taxation after taxation.

    I know why they have so much money in D.C., we are over taxed while they laugh all the way to all their banks.

    Our government has become a joke. A very expensive joke our children will be paying for. Not their children though.