Image: File photo of the AIG logo outside of their corporate headquarters in New York


Talk about chutzpah.  I thought the kid from Two and a Half Man was bad.

Let me get this straight.  In 2008 the US government decides to bring AIG back from near death to the tune of a $182 billion bailout.  That’s billion with a B.  I mean, AIG was circling the drain and Uncle Sam reached out and grabbed them, did the Heimlich and saved their bottom-feeding butt.

And now that AIG is alive and kicking, they were actually thinkin’ about kickin’ Uncle Sam’s ass and suing the red, white and blue hand that fed them.

What’s wrong with this picture?   Just about everything.

Does anyone have a conscience anymore?  Has corporate America gotten so used to caviar and Kiton suits that it’s willing to do literally anything to anyone who gets between them and their money?  Have the inmates taken over the asylum?

OK ‘nuf with the rhetorical questions.  You get my drift.

So, AIG actually considered joining a suit seeking $25 billion in damages, saying the government violated the Constitution when it took about 80% stake in the insurer as part of the bailout.  This was based on the Treasury Department selling its AIG shares and ending up with more than 22 billion more than it put in.  But, the media heat was too high, so they opted not to sue.

Here’s my comparison to what happened.  I’m dying and need a kidney.  My nice uncle gives me a kidney, saves my life and I’m back in action.  And then I decide I could use a new pair of lungs, too, so I put a gun to my uncle’s head (see why guns are bad?) and tell him I’m taking his lungs, too.  Why don’t I just rip out my uncle’s heart while I’m at it, ‘cause by this point I’m pretty heartless.

And so is AIG.  Which, in my book, needs to change its name from American International Group to Parasitic International Group or PIG.   And this pig deserves nothing but slop.


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