QuoteOriginally posted by: ppauperWe likely all saw congress discuss that 90% tax on bonuses of bailed-out companies i didnt watch it, i cant stand this stupidity. as if they had nothing else to do in congress. leave it for govt.govt allowed AIG to do this. but even this is not the biggest fish. i think what Goldman did is the most interesting. look, they didn't ask for any money from govt, because they knew that it comes with strings attached. instead, they got $12bln without any conditions from AIG, which got $90 bln from govt. Goldman got the best deal. of course, it's only a coincidence that its former CEO (who probably knew about their positions with AIG) was handling the whole bail out money, and its recent alumnus is TARP guy. a few months ago GS was saying they don't have any significant exposure to AIG. i guess, 12bln is insignificant.