"I'm going to be urging—in fact not urging, demanding—that the Treasury Department figures out some way to get the money back. This is unacceptable."—Senator Chris Dodd, on the $18.4 billion in bonuses handed out by Wall Street financial firms even as taxpayers are bailing them out. It's one of the largest ever bonus pools during some of the worst ever losses in the securities industry.
President Obama is urging them to be responsible and "show some restraint and show some discipline." Uh, yeah. If they were capable of that, we wouldn't be bailing them out in the first place.