Corporate Welfare

Mister Sean Hannity Explains It All for You

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Talk radio rallies to defend those poor, persecuted AIG chiefs and their tax-funded riches:

GOP Congressional leaders have roundly condemned AIG and its executives, as part of a strategy to position themselves as heroic defenders of the taxpayers and to paint the Obama administration as weak and ineffectual….But increasingly, leading conservative media figures are moving in a different direction: Defending AIG.

Rush Limbaugh recently said: "I am all for the AIG bonuses" and attacked the Obama administration for trying to undo them. He also blasted Dem efforts to get the names of the AIG bonus recipients as "McCarthyism."

Fox News followed suit, also comparing Dems to "Joe McCarthy." And Sean Hannity has now derided efforts to tax the execs by saying: "In other words, we're going to just steal their money."

The money was stolen long ago, Hannity. Now the thieves are arguing about how a fraction of the loot gets spent.