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Old 03-17-2009, 09:05 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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Just wanted congradulate Chuck Grassley on his remarks about the executives going out "Japanese Style". I'm proud to have him for my senator, and Harkin too, as he also gets plenty of attention focused when needed. I think both our senators kick ass, keep up the good work guys.

Those AIG executives are SLIME !
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Old 03-18-2009, 12:39 PM
 
Location: Marion, IA
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I can't figure out if you are serious or trying to be funny!

Grassley along with Harkin voted YES for the multi-billion dollar stimulous package that sent money to AIG with no strings attached! What did they think was going to happen??!! These bonuses, while distasteful, are PERFECTLY LEGAL. IMO the blame falls on our idiot senators who keep voting for these wasteful spending packages.

Iowa politicians are trash.
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Old 03-18-2009, 03:20 PM
 
Location: Iowa
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Well, they seem to get plenty of national attention, I used to not care much for Harkin but he seems to be bringing home the bacon for Iowa, they both do more for Iowa than many other senators do for theirs. I think they are somewhat powerfull senators, and respected. I would like to see them both take a stronger stand on funding for border security.

It remains to be seen if the stimulus is going to work, but at least we are getting a little piece of it. There have been periods in history when Iowa suffered while the rest of the country boomed. We may not be booming at the moment but were better off than many other states right now. Maybe we're not as bad off because of the farm bills that have been passed, and federal funding that senators have a hand in deciding about, as to where it goes and who gets what.

I don't think the AIG guys are going to get away with the bonuses, and if AIG, Citi Bank ect. remain solvent, we will eventually get the money they "borrowed" paid in full, as the economy has to recover sooner or later. We would be in a full blown depression by now if the government did nothing, they had to act fast to stop it. We have to hope it works, if it don't we are doomed, but they had to try something.
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