Greed never dies; rules are made to be bent; the rich are indeed different from the rest of us -- and Shakespeare's fool was wrong. It would seem the whirligig of time does not, alas, bring its revenges.
Ordinarily, I don't care how much members of the brass make. Success is a beautiful thing, right? But with this round of Wall St. bonuses, the companies would not be standing without taxpayer-funded rescues.
To set the record straight, Goldman Sachs should come clean on any funds it received from U.S. taxpayers, passed through AIG, in the first quarter of 2009, and provide a precise accounting on how those payments affected their Q1 bottom line.