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john f weldon BS: $100 million bonuses to AIG execs (159* d) RE: BS: $100 million bonuses to AIG execs 17 Mar 09

There seems to be a certain amount of disapprobation here and elsewhere about these bonuses, but so what? There's a lot you can do with 100 million to help ease the sting of obloquy!

1) Hire some philosophers who will tell you that acquiring wealth for yourself is fundamentally good, regardless of the means.

2) Hire some economists who will tell the world that 100 million isn't very much, and that taxpayers shouldn't worry about it.

3) Get the same economists to say that spending 100 million on the arts would be a disgraceful waste of money.

4) Hire a ghostwriter to work on a self-serving autobiography.

5) Buy a TV network, and a newspaper chain.

6) Buy lots of friends.

7) (Optional) Hire a few songwriters to write songs about what a great person you are. Buy some radio stations to play the songs.   (Hey guys... ...trickle down??)

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