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Barack Obama déclare la guerre aux patrons voyous

Marjorie Paillon le 16 Mars 2009 à 20:23

L'assureur AIG, voulant verser quelques 450 millions de dollars de bonus à ses traders, a déclenché les foudres de la Maison Blanche. Le président américain veut employer tous les moyens légaux pour empêcher le géant de l'assurance AIG de verser ces primes. George W. Bush déclarait la guerre aux "rogue states", les états voyous et terroristes. Barack Obama, lui, s'attaque aux "rogue CEO".



Barack Obama dans le texte :

"But before I talk about the new steps we’re taking to get credit flowing to small businesses across our country, I want to comment on the news about executive bonuses at AIG.

This is a corporation that finds itself in financial distress due to recklessness and greed.

Under these circumstances, it’s hard to understand how derivative traders at AIG warranted any bonuses, much less $165 million in extra pay. How do they justify this outrage to the taxpayers who are keeping the company afloat?

In the last six months, AIG has received substantial sums from the US Treasury. I’ve asked Secretary Geithner to use that leverage and pursue every legal avenue to block these bonuses and make the American taxpayers whole.

I know he’s working to resolve this matter with the new CEO, Edward Liddy, who came on board after the contracts that led to these bonuses were agreed to last year.

This isn’t just a matter of dollars and cents. It’s about our fundamental values.

All across the country, there are people who work hard and meet their responsibilities every day, without the benefit of government bailouts or multi-million dollar bonuses. And all they ask is that everyone, from Main Street to Wall Street to Washington, play by the same rules.

That is an ethic we must demand.

What this situation also underscores is the need for overall financial regulatory reform, so we don’t find ourselves in this position again, and for some form of resolution mechanism in dealing with troubled financial institutions, so we have greater authority to protect the American taxpayer and our financial system in cases such as this. We will work with Congress to that end."



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1.Posté par Aissata le 16/03/2009 22:33
I hope we can block these bonuses. Taxpayer money should not be used to reward the public failures of private institutions.

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