Oh, yeah; you want to retain those big-thinkers at AIG.
Writes Reich, "Had AIG gone into chapter 11 bankruptcy or been liquidated, as it would have without government aid, no bonuses would ever be paid; indeed, AIG's executives would have long ago been on the street. And any mention of the word "talent" in the same sentence as "AIG" or "credit default swaps" would be laughable if it laughing weren't already so expensive." (emphasis supplied).
Or as David Waldman at the Daily Kos wrote in a clear manner, which even an AIG executive should be able to understand:
"You. Are. Failing.
There. Are. No. Bonuses. For. Failure."