March 17, 2009
The Whole Point
My guess is that Republicans will regret cutting lose on the AIG bonuses. Sure it feels good right now to declare that corrupt corporate executives should be boiled in oil or should kill themselves. Heck, I've indulged in such attacks just a couple of posts ago. But the modern Republican Party exists to serve the interests of the moneyed class. Tax cuts for the wealthy is pretty much the last thing the GOP stands for. So once GOP Senators start to attack the rich, they really have no other reason for being.