Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Chris Dodd, Biter Of Hand That Feeds Him

As a chief architect of the the Stimulus Package, Chris Dodd (D, Conn) is now doing a dog and pony show of attacking one of his campaign contributers. AIG gave more to Dodd than any other Congressman.

To get this straight, Dodd wrote the bill, the bill contained contractual agreements to pay out bonuses. Dodd is mad because AIG obeyed the law that Chris Dodd helped create.

Dodd’s original amendment did not include that exemption, and the Connecticut Senator denied inserting the provision.

“I can't point a finger at someone who was responsible for putting those dates in,” Dodd told FOX. “I can tell you this much, when my language left the senate, it did not include it. When it came back, it did.”

“Because of negotiations with the Treasury Department and the bill Conferees, several modifications were made,” Dodd Spokesperson Kate Szostak in a response to FOX Business.
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“Senator Dodd was completely unaware of these AIG bonuses until he learned of them in the past few days,” wrote Szostak. To suggest that the bonuses affecting AIG had any effect on Senator Dodd’s action is categorically false.”

Dodd wouldn't give any favors to one of his campaign donors, would he?

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