Apparently nobody does. Funny how, in light of the bonus outrage, nobody calls it “The Paulson Plan” anymore. Hard to make political hay out of something if you have to bash your own side in order to get to your opponent I guess.

Some remember:

I’m still totally amazed at the excessive bonus outrage on the right. Welcome to the party boys! Your party has been allowing us to get ripped off for years. Now you want accountability? That’s funny, right there.

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  • “I’m outraged by this,” said Baucus in a statement. “At one point the Treasury was in a position to stop these bonuses. Those were the terms of TARP, terms that I helped draft.”

    The person who put in the tiny little sentence allowing the exec’s bonuses was Paulson Sen. Chris Dodd.

    Damn that Bush!!!!!! He skunked us again.

  • Really? You don’t say:

    Keep reading. Your armor is not so invincible.

  • You use a lefty, I’ll use a righty.

    Then we can dance till dawn, but only if you up the quality of your witty repartee.

  • If you are unhappy with the quality of my witty retorts, chalk it up to being uninspired by my nemesis.

  • @3: I would add that your link just repurposes the very stuff that the Kos post debunks. You can do better. Keep trying. Keep reading!

  • kOs debunk? What? He couldn’t debunk the flat earth theory unless directed how to do it. Maybe if JournoList helps.

    Try this right wing fanatical source from ABC that started reporting Dodd’s involvement back in February.

    As ABC News’ Capitol Hill Correspondent Jonathan Karl reported, in February, the Senate unanimously approved an amendment restricting bonuses over $100,000 at any company receiving federal bailout funds, but during the closed-door House and Senate negotiations the provision was stripped out and replaced with a measure by Dodd exempting bonuses agreed to prior to the passage of the stimulus bill on February 11, 2009.

    Here’s the exact language from Dodd’s measure in the stimulus: “The prohibition required under clause (i) shall not be construed to prohibit any bonus payment required to be paid pursuant to a written employment contract executed on or before February 11, 2009…”

    I’m sure that donations from AIG had no part in Dodd’s actions as I am sure that you and kOs don’t cherry pick certain points or sentences to instead focus on instead of the obvious main points being made.

  • Um…reading comprehension is nice. The post was written by a user other than Markos. But thanks for trying. Keep reading!

  • @6: Maybe you’ll link your next comment on “exact language”. I can’t find that language anywhere here.

  • Try this link, mRed. More clearly written such that you might understand the content.

  • You love to try to insult don’t you.

    The original TARP stopped this activity until it was changed by Dodd AND others.

    Thus your post concerning Paulson & Bush was disingenuous in its implication that Bush and Paulson were responsible for this administration’s misdeeds.

  • Insult or not I call it like I see it. You tend to like to obfuscate obviously. The point is – and you’ve not gotten any further with this since the beginning – that Dodd was to blame for the bonus fiasco. Remember what you wrote?

    The person who put in the tiny little sentence allowing the exec?s bonuses was Paulson Sen. Chris Dodd

    NOW you are qualifying with “AND others”. We’re getting closer. Do you really know who added that language?

    I’ll be here waiting…

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