Wednesday, March 18, 2009

House Democrats Vote to Let AIG Keep Bonuses and other Various Updates

Some updates to various posts here at TGITW:

CTO Vivek Kundra Back On The Job -petty theft record not withstanding... after the FBI raided his office, arresting Yusuf Acar, the acting chief security officer of the D.C. Office of the CTO, who was later charged with bribery of a public official, money laundering, wire fraud and conflict of interest. The FBI reported finding $70,000 in Acar's Northwest D.C. home. (original story here)

Obama drops his "soak the vets" plan.

President Obama, after an uproar by veterans groups, has scrapped a plan to require private insurance carriers to reimburse the Department of Veterans Affairs for the treatment of troops injured in service.... (story at Fox News)

And more on the bonuses..

House Democrats Vote to Let AIG Keep Bonuses

presumably because if they didn't they would have to go after Fannie and Freddy next...

Fannie Mae plans bonuses of up to $611,000 for 4 executives; Freddie Mac has similar plans

and last but not least, as an update to Revenge of the Teleprompter

No Boiled Carrots
Barack Obama even needs a teleprompter to get mad.

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