Argument: Punishing AIG bonuses only caters to populist anger

Issue Report: AIG bonuses


Jeanne Sahadi. “Bonus tax: Feels good, but is it?”. March 20, 2009 – Public outrage can be a potent agent for change, but it doesn’t always make for great policy.

Nevertheless, that rage is a main driver behind the bonus tax legislation that the House approved on Thursday in a 328-to-93 vote.