Video: Glenn Beck yells at Connecticut AG for 11 minutes over AIG bonuses

posted at 7:29 pm on March 30, 2009 by Allahpundit

All kinds of e-mails streaming in about this. The question, as best as I can decipher it: Whether AIG was correct in citing Connecticut’s Wage Protection Act as a reason for why it was legally compelled to pay the bonuses. The counterargument, per the Connecticut AG: The payments were bonuses, not “wages,” and therefore weren’t compulsory. The focus of the segment: Whether Connecticut’s AG is an insult to George Washington by using his “vampire fangs” to bleed companies dry. There’s no news value to this but high drama, especially given Blumenthal’s incredibly feeble defense of his own actions. Pop the popcorn and enjoy.


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This segment was great. Yes or No. Yes or No.

Two words not in the lefties’ dictionary.

madmonkphotog on March 30, 2009 at 7:31 PM

Beck was ON FIRE during this! Awesome segment, the guy was on his heels in defense the whole time.

ProudinNC on March 30, 2009 at 7:31 PM

Wages vs. bonuses: same meaning to the IRS as taxable income. Why would there be any difference here?

Meric1837 on March 30, 2009 at 7:33 PM

Segments like this cut to the heart of Beck’s appeal. He is the only person out there advocating for principal. Everyone else bickers about policy, but Beck speaks to those of us whose concerns are more fundamental.

Nessuno on March 30, 2009 at 7:37 PM

WHAT LAW!? WHAT LAW DID THEY BREAK!!!!

Heh. Fun for all.

Weight of Glory on March 30, 2009 at 7:37 PM

“Is it against the law sir!?”

Made for Youtube.
Blumenthal was a moron for going on this. Didn’t he know what Beck is?

Iblis on March 30, 2009 at 7:38 PM

That AG looked like a doofus who ran into a buzz saw. I doubt he ever had an interview like that, ever. It was clear to see he acts in a manner that is political and not in keeping with his duty and the law he is sworn to serve. He said as much.

tarpon on March 30, 2009 at 7:39 PM

There’s a little Glenn Beck in all of us, I pray.

pugwriter on March 30, 2009 at 7:40 PM

It was just beautiful. Blumenthal’s been bloviating for years in Connecticut. There isn’t a lawsuit he’s not willing to stick his nose into. What a jerk. Pray to God he doesn’t run for Governor. God I hate lawyers.

jaimo on March 30, 2009 at 7:40 PM

Bonus, wages, what difference does it make, AIG had a contract to pay them if the workers met certain conditions — which they did.

What ought to scare every American is when someone who has the power of the law behind them takes the position that they can persecute someone “because they don’t deserve the money.”

johnsteele on March 30, 2009 at 7:40 PM

I am writing before reading, because I don’t want you all to influence me. I thought Beck was over the top.

However, if this anger had been directed at Chris Dodd, Barney Frank, Nancy Pelosi, or Barack Obama then I would have enjoyed it emensely! I wish I could say that stuff to Chris Dodd! Or even better Nancy Pelosi about the stimulus bill… I would have been so with him.

These guys need to be reminded that we understand this scapegoating game and they won’t get away with it.

But it was a little embarrassing to see Beck get so out of control.

petunia on March 30, 2009 at 7:42 PM

Jeeze.

I thought this sort of PWNING was only seen on Halo 3 on XBox LIVE.

beta male here :[

blatantblue on March 30, 2009 at 7:42 PM

the hypocrisy of the donks “rage” at “big business” and “big bank” is funny considering that the cost of education has grown far more quickly than inflation and “big lawyer” is wrecking the country just as surely as “big bonus”….

sven10077 on March 30, 2009 at 7:43 PM

Getting ready to replace Bill O?

getalife on March 30, 2009 at 7:43 PM

French Stewart is the Connecticut AG?

LASue on March 30, 2009 at 7:44 PM

getalife on March 30, 2009 at 7:43 PM

I thought you were out on a Bromantic trip with Proud Rino!!!!!

Back so soon!

blatantblue on March 30, 2009 at 7:44 PM

BECK-A-RAMA !!!

IKIDYOUNOT on March 30, 2009 at 7:44 PM

Oh and I was a little put off that he mocked the guy from Church… I bet he’s popular with his ward after that! I bet his wife is yelling at him over that! “You mocked Brother “Banker” on national TV! What were you thinking!”

petunia on March 30, 2009 at 7:45 PM

My take was Glenn was asking the AG if he had the attority under the constitution, I know that is not what we do under bho, to do what he did. The AG was unable to answer, I saw this and it was fun. Love Glenn or not, he rocks!
L

letget on March 30, 2009 at 7:47 PM

Wages vs. bonuses: same meaning to the IRS as taxable income. Why would there be any difference here?

Meric1837 on March 30, 2009 at 7:33 PM

IRS has a better understanding of the language and frankly is simply a leech and as apolitical about that leeching as it can be….

Ogabe and friends are using the understanding of the word “bonus” being “a mark of great performance” and the ignorance of Joe Six-Pack with regards to investor compensatory norms.

“Rage you can believe in”

sven10077 on March 30, 2009 at 7:47 PM

Glenn Beck has great balls of fire!

maverick muse on March 30, 2009 at 7:48 PM

Meric1837 on March 30, 2009 at 7:33 PM

They aren’t quite the same. Bonuses, up to a certain amount, are not taxable with SS.

lorien1973 on March 30, 2009 at 7:48 PM

Is he going to start stalking now too?

getalife on March 30, 2009 at 7:48 PM

Blumenthal is a camera whore, and certainly quite distressed about all the attention Cuomo is getting, so a little national camera time probably seemed like a good idea to him…

Unfortunately Blumenthal should be investigating Senator Dodd for influence peddling at AIG as the Fed’s will never do it

phreshone on March 30, 2009 at 7:49 PM

11 minutes of a public A$$hat AG showing how much of an A$$hat AG he really is.
What law did they break?
He can’t name a single law or actual statute. And this guy is suppose to uphold the law.

theguardianii on March 30, 2009 at 7:50 PM

“so out of control.”

LOL, Mother may I better suited?

maverick muse on March 30, 2009 at 7:50 PM

I hope Glenn covers the Sarah attack story with as much exurberance.

DannoJyd on March 30, 2009 at 7:51 PM

Wow. I had forgotten what hard hitting journalism looks like. I kind of miss it.

portlandon on March 30, 2009 at 7:51 PM

…so Connecticut has a robot for an AG?

And people give me crap, as a conservative, for living in Madison. Beck lives in Connecticut under the thumb of this guy and Dodd and all the rest.

MadisonConservative on March 30, 2009 at 7:52 PM

They aren’t quite the same. Bonuses, up to a certain amount, are not taxable with SS.

lorien1973 on March 30, 2009 at 7:48 PM

sort of depends….even Christmas Hams are technically worthy of Payroll Taxes

Cash Bonuses are “in theory” taxable but often are not. Any bonus is subject to reporting on a 1099 at the employers whim.

Say a soldier reups here in the US the bonus is subject to both payroll tax like SS and Medicare PLUS is withheld at a higher rate usually about 25-28%….

“fun with numbers”

sven10077 on March 30, 2009 at 7:53 PM

As AIG was paying some of these people $1 per year, then the “bonus” payments were very likely compulsory…

phreshone on March 30, 2009 at 7:53 PM

Should have yelled at this asshat in Gov for another 11 minutes but the AG had to run, tail between legs to his next Acorn meeting. Weird part is Beck didn’t yell at the guy, just asked a pertinent judicial question regarding under what authority the AG went after money that these people “didn’t deserve” when he had already stated that he couldn’t question the money that Chris Dodd had received from AIG as that was a “Federal Issue”. I have a hard time understanding this logic. Alinsky activism? hmmmmm….. make the most assinine, unjustified argument and stir up trouble, the end justifies the means. (us common folk really don’t understand the sophisticated philosophy to support the premise)

guspapa on March 30, 2009 at 7:54 PM

I think Glenn was actually challenging the AG to come after him for questioning him.
God have mercy on his soul if he does it won’t end pretty for the AG.

theguardianii on March 30, 2009 at 7:54 PM

This is like slow pitch to a MLB batter.

Mr. Joe on March 30, 2009 at 7:54 PM

When Attorney Generals devote themselves to promoting what ought to be law, particularly heinous when not defined as their “wish” but arguments presented AS IF a matter of “yes or no” law, then the Attorney Generals are not doing their job of defending what IS the law, and the rights of those who obey the law.

Simple enough, and the AG finally had to admit the status of factual vs. wish-list matter.

maverick muse on March 30, 2009 at 7:55 PM

Beautiful! Freaking fantastic!! Utterly Godlike!!
This is what journalism is suppose to be!!! The watchdog of government!!!
CBS NBC CNN ABC and all the rest,,,, behold… THE MAN!!

JellyToast on March 30, 2009 at 7:55 PM

Wages vs. bonuses: same meaning to the IRS as taxable income. Why would there be any difference here?

Meric1837 on March 30, 2009 at 7:33 PM

not really

funky chicken on March 30, 2009 at 7:56 PM

A pity that more of those fortunate to have a megaphone do not use it to expose these fools like Beck did with AG Blumenthal.

Jdripper on March 30, 2009 at 7:58 PM

I am writing before reading, because I don’t want you all to influence me. I thought Beck was over the top.

Yes, Beck was over the top, but the CT AG deserved to be taken to the woodshed.

However, if this anger had been directed at Chris Dodd, Barney Frank, Nancy Pelosi, or Barack Obama then I would have enjoyed it emensely! I wish I could say that stuff to Chris Dodd! Or even better Nancy Pelosi about the stimulus bill… I would have been so with him.

These guys need to be reminded that we understand this scapegoating game and they won’t get away with it.

Yes, that is true, but do you honestly think that cast of characters would come on Beck’s show? The CT AG did, and was rightly chastised like a petulant child for the exact argument you put forth.

But it was a little embarrassing to see Beck get so out of control.

petunia

And Frank, Dodd, Pelosi, and the messiah aren’t embarrassing to watch as they grandstand?

Gothguy on March 30, 2009 at 7:58 PM

Unfortunately Blumenthal should be investigating Senator Dodd for influence peddling at AIG as the Fed’s will never do it

phreshone on March 30, 2009 at 7:49 PM

+1

but, but that’s a federal issue!

funky chicken on March 30, 2009 at 7:59 PM

I finally saw a real man on television…I don’t care if it was an act if it was phony, it was absolutely leg tingleeeeeee….I loved the AG’s squinty little liberal face, his trying to try his little liberal “taxpayer” baloney…….Glenn Beck the new James Bond.

nondhimmie on March 30, 2009 at 7:59 PM

Maybe someone could start a bus tour of all these politician’s homes who are destroying America!
The Treason Bus Tour!
The Fascist Route!

JellyToast on March 30, 2009 at 7:59 PM

Unbelievable, the Attorney General admits that he was enforcing a law that does not exist. In other words the Attorney General thinks… HE IS THE LAW. This is called thuggery and I’m afraid we are going to see more and more of it with the Democrats in power and encouraging it at all levels.

Maxx on March 30, 2009 at 7:59 PM

It should be against the law.

– Blumenidiot

Classic.

Blumenthal is a perfect example of dangerous people in positions of power. These people need to be thrown out as quickly as possible, and Connecticut’s replacement for AG ought to pursue Blumenthal for his clear abuse of power while in office. Obviously, none of this will happen because our governmental machinery has been destroyed by the lying scumbags on the left.

Aside from that, Blumenthal is dumber than a box of rocks. Someone should have warned him not to go on TV if he had no idea what the heck he was talking about.

progressoverpeace on March 30, 2009 at 8:00 PM

I love the title of this post. Kinda says it all.

AbaddonsReign on March 30, 2009 at 8:00 PM

Beck needs to go back to the beginning, and have this converstaion with these fellows……….

………… then he can spend a few minutes looking into this.

Seven Percent Solution on March 30, 2009 at 8:00 PM

Beautiful! Freaking fantastic!! Utterly Godlike!!
This is what journalism is suppose to be!!! The watchdog of government!!!
CBS NBC CNN ABC and all the rest,,,, behold… THE MAN!!

Yes, but you were just disrespected by “the blogger” here by saying “Glen Beck Yells….” At least it’s better than the “The Obligatory…”

It’s called being passionate and some people fail to get that.

MsUnderestimated on March 30, 2009 at 8:00 PM

Meanwhile, pinhead Olberman hangs out at the bottom.

Bishop on March 30, 2009 at 8:01 PM

but that’s a federal issue!

funky chicken on March 30

Unless your name is Tom DeLay

JellyToast on March 30, 2009 at 8:03 PM

Meanwhile, pinhead Olberman hangs out at the bottom.

Bishop on March 30, 2009 at 8:01 PM

he likes it there….I mean how much fun can he have when he has what he has always in theory wanted…?

You KNOW Ogabe will NEVER be “the worst person in the world”….

sven10077 on March 30, 2009 at 8:03 PM

A nice demonstration of Liberal myopia and misunderstanding of the rule of law. Also a stellar example of how the MSM has lost its will and its way. Beck is doing the job that the MSM refuses and at this point is constitutionally incapable of doing: pressing the issues and asking hard questions.

When did Connecticut turn into Vermont? Who are these unsightly Socialists who embarrass themselves and their once great state?

This Blumenthal idiot goes a long way to show how the likes of Dodd can fester.

EMD on March 30, 2009 at 8:05 PM

I LOVED this!

I sure hope Glenn takes over that populist O’Reilly in ratings. I’m done with that pinhead.

iamse7en on March 30, 2009 at 8:05 PM

Ouch! Such a simple question… “what law was broken”… I would have expected an AG to be better prepared.

In the same vein as the AG’s reply, people working for $1/year “feels” wrong. Why no effort to get their pay raised to minimum wage? 90% taxes “feels” wrong, why no effort to advocate “change”, clearly his impression of his job description”, to get these reduced?

Neo-con Artist on March 30, 2009 at 8:06 PM

Ouch! Such a simple question… “what law was broken”… I would have expected an AG to be better prepared.

In the same vein as the AG’s reply, people working for $1/year “feels” wrong. Why no effort to get their pay raised to minimum wage? 90% taxes “feels” wrong, why no effort to advocate “change”, clearly his impression of his job description”, to get these reduced?

Neo-con Artist on March 30, 2009 at 8:06 PM

If he had integrity the AG would have been honest and said “the law of the jungle” ie “we bought the right to nail you when you took the money”….

the thing about danegeld is you lose the gold and never the dane…

sven10077 on March 30, 2009 at 8:07 PM

I wish someone would buy Beck just one hour of primetime on a major network to be able to speak to the masses instead of just the choir. His populist message could help challenge the BS that most of the country hears from the MSM.

chromium on March 30, 2009 at 8:08 PM

Is he going to start stalking now too?

getalife on March 30, 2009 at 7:48 PM

No, that’s a tactic reserved for the left when they know they are wrong and have nothing else left to say and resort to meager threats and intimidation.

We saw it during the election and we’ll see it even more now that the left is drunk with power.

Conservative_SAHM on March 30, 2009 at 8:11 PM

You know what should be the law… following the Constitution.

Wait… that is the law? Huh, too bad there are no AGs prosecuting that one. Guess they’re too busy on “public policy”

… wait… I thought that public policy was required to be the province of legislators while the judicial branch dealt with enforcement of the law?

I am so confused… should we ask the executive branch and see if he can figure it out?

Damiano on March 30, 2009 at 8:13 PM

Meric1837 on March 30, 2009 at 7:33 PM

They aren’t quite the same. Bonuses, up to a certain amount, are not taxable with SS.

lorien1973 on March 30, 2009 at 7:48 PM

Not cash bonuses (which the AIG bonuses were) – they’re taxed the same as salary or hourly wages. For that matter most non-cash bonuses are also subject to FICA/Medi.

yes bonuses=taxable” under the law….about the only gray area is insurance salesmen who are “statutory employees”…

sven10077 on March 30, 2009 at 8:01 PM

Yep. (Not sure about the insurance salesman bit, but I’ve never had one as a client.)

beancounter on March 30, 2009 at 8:14 PM

One of many to follow…. Good Job Glenn Beck on your continued success in asking the questions that the no one else would ask.
God bless

hawkman on March 30, 2009 at 8:15 PM

Beck pwned that bitch.

The Wall on March 30, 2009 at 8:17 PM

Trying to corner a greased weasel is difficult, isn’t it?

crosspatch on March 30, 2009 at 8:18 PM

This segment was great. Yes or No. Yes or No.

Two words not in the lefties’ dictionary.

madmonkphotog on March 30, 2009 at 7:31 PM

Yes. Yes. Oh, he11, yes.

uncivilized on March 30, 2009 at 8:20 PM

petunia on March 30, 2009 at 7:42 PM

I disagree. This AG reminds me of Blago. He saw an opportunity to advance his own self interest and took it. Can’t imagine why he thought he could stand up to Glenn Beck.

ctmom on March 30, 2009 at 8:20 PM

sven10077 on March 30, 2009 at 8:07 PM

Agreed. Perfect analogy…

Neo-con Artist on March 30, 2009 at 8:21 PM

The point, “best as I can decipher it”, is that the AG of Conneticutt should be enforcing the law, not enforcing his own political self interest by climbing on the mad-dog populist bandwagon.

Why is it that Allapundit doesn’t see that?

Certainly it couldn’t have anything to do with Allahpundit’s insane jealousy of Glenn Beck, could it.?

notagool on March 30, 2009 at 8:21 PM

“You are an insult to George Washington, sir.”

Awesome.

Mark1971 on March 30, 2009 at 8:22 PM

This clip is exactly why people are tuning in to this guy in record number.

Damn Good Stuff! POW! SMAK!

katy on March 30, 2009 at 8:23 PM

I watched the clips of Beck on the Daily Beast. I laughed once again at Beck… but they missed some of the best stuff… It reminded me why I like Beck. And my guess is he draws the same people who are attracted to Sarah Palin.

Like it or not Glen Beck is “everyman”. He is who Americans are. The psuedo intellectualism of the left is hilarious!!! Except they are in power now so it really isn’t so funny.

petunia on March 30, 2009 at 8:24 PM

Yep. (Not sure about the insurance salesman bit, but I’ve never had one as a client.)

beancounter on March 30, 2009 at 8:14 PM

Who Is a Statutory Employee?

Some workers are deemed to be employees by statute. For an exempt organization, the most common employees in this category are its officers. In addition, while not as prevalent in an exempt organization, the following workers are also statutory employees:

*
A full-time traveling or city salesperson who solicits orders from wholesalers, restaurants, or similar establishments on behalf of a principal. The merchandise sold must be for resale (e.g., food sold to a restaurant) or for supplies used in the buyer’s business;
*
A full-time life insurance agent whose principal business activity is selling life insurance and/or annuity contracts for one life insurance company;
*
An agent-driver or commission-driver engaged in distributing meat, vegetables, bakery goods, beverages (other than milk), or laundry or dry cleaning services; and
*
A home worker performing work on material or goods furnished by the employer.

An employer should indicate on the worker’s Form W-2 whether the worker is classified as a statutory employee. Statutory employees report their wages, income, and allowable expenses on Schedule C (or Schedule C-EZ), Form 1040. Statutory employees are not liable for self-employment tax because their employers must treat them as employees for social security tax purposes.

Page Last Reviewed or Updated: January 06, 2009

Stat Employees are exempt from SE Tax but they get nailed by reporting all their volume as schedule C work….

they are exempt from the SE hit because despite their generating 100% of their wage from self hustle the organization they are “officers” in must take care of the employee portions of the SS and Medicare fun….

“it’s all about dollars and sense”….

good talking to another hand.

sven10077 on March 30, 2009 at 8:25 PM

ABSOLUTELY FRICKING FABULOUS

When is his Obama interview?

Kini on March 30, 2009 at 8:25 PM

However, if this anger had been directed at Chris Dodd, Barney Frank, Nancy Pelosi, or Barack Obama then I would have enjoyed it emensely! I wish I could say that stuff to Chris Dodd! Or even better Nancy Pelosi about the stimulus bill… I would have been so with him.

These guys need to be reminded that we understand this scapegoating game and they won’t get away with it.

But it was a little embarrassing to see Beck get so out of control.

petunia on March 30, 2009 at 7:42 PM

This was actually standard Beck. I have to give Blumenthal credit for going on the show…as much as I hate to do that. As a matter of fact I can’t quite figure out why he did, unless he’s so arrogant and ignorant that he thinks he’s above being questioned. I get the feeling he thought he could handle Beck, and I’m sure all his Liberal cronies will slap him on the back for ‘keeping his cool and making Beck look bad.’ Ya…right…LOL

And Beck does “direct” “anger” at the others you named..they just don’t go on his show to respond. Maybe they’re smarter than the AG?

As for Beck being “out of control,” he was very much in control. He utilized outrage in a very effective manner without foaming at the mouth…unlike so many of the Liberal media commentators.

Deanna on March 30, 2009 at 8:25 PM

A comment on style, not substance. Beck was relentless, on the verge of bullying. I love Glenn, and I love relentless, but this time he came on a little strong, IMO. Under the circumstances, the AG stood his ground in very decent fashion, though I certainly agree with Glenn on the substance here.

petefrt on March 30, 2009 at 8:25 PM

…so Connecticut has a robot for an AG?

Nope. Weasel.

And people give me crap, as a conservative, for living in Madison. Beck lives in Connecticut under the thumb of this guy and Dodd and all the rest.

MadisonConservative on March 30, 2009 at 7:52 PM

Look at it this way…if you wanna go prairie dog huntin’, you gotta go where the prairie dogs are.

uncivilized on March 30, 2009 at 8:26 PM

Did you catch it at 2:01?

Beck: So, why were you going after them?
AG: Well we’re not going after them. We’re going after the bonuses.

Nuance maybe?

nolapol on March 30, 2009 at 8:28 PM

Wow, no wonder CNN got rid of Beck. Those pussies simply couldn’t stand watching a real man work the magic John Wayne used to bring to the screen.

Great stuff! Melted that POS on the constitution question. Liberals think they are above our laws. Beck just brought that dynamic to life.

Keemo on March 30, 2009 at 8:29 PM

uncivilized on March 30, 2009 at 8:26 PM

LMAO!!!

nolapol on March 30, 2009 at 8:29 PM

Look at it this way…if you wanna go prairie dog huntin’, you gotta go where the prairie dogs are.

uncivilized on March 30, 2009 at 8:26 PM

Bingo. Some of the discussions I had in one of the local theater companies were surreal, but interesting nonetheless. This place really is full of commies.

Hence, I am building the insurgency…

MadisonConservative on March 30, 2009 at 8:29 PM

What party does the Conn AG belong to, again?

d1carter on March 30, 2009 at 8:30 PM

petefrt on March 30, 2009 at 8:25 PM

Pussy-footin-around is yesterday. In your face with the facts is today. The gloves are off some, hopefully the rest will follow ASAP.

Keemo on March 30, 2009 at 8:31 PM

I live in Connecticut, and I can assure you that Blumenthal (kindly known as the Teflon Don in these parts) is the most repulsive, anti-democratic tin-pot dictator one can imagine. There’s no low too low for him to stoop to, period.

AcronisF on March 30, 2009 at 8:32 PM

More fun than a barrel full of monkeys.

Oh, excuse me, I said ‘monkeys.’ Does that make me a racist?!

redfoxbluestate on March 30, 2009 at 8:32 PM

Let me start by saying I’m a “sick, twisted freak” [Glenn speak]. That being said, why is it so hard for some to believe that maybe, just maybe Glenn is the real deal? Maybe he really does believe what he says and maybe he doesn’t do it for any reason other than his love of country. Yeah, I know he needs to make a living, but his radio ratings actually suffered when his message became a little too gloomy for some. It didn’t stop him. I guess I’m just naive, but after listening to Glenn every day for the last two years I find him to be very sincere.

alwaysright43 on March 30, 2009 at 8:36 PM

Oh, excuse me, I said ‘monkeys.’ Does that make me a racist?!

redfoxbluestate on March 30, 2009 at 8:32 PM

Damn, that’s funny.. :)

Keemo on March 30, 2009 at 8:38 PM

alwaysright43 on March 30, 2009 at 8:36 PM

You’re right… The scary thing about Beck, is everything he’s been telling us for the past few years has become true, or is unfolding right before our eyes.

Keemo on March 30, 2009 at 8:40 PM

Damn, that’s funny.. :)

Keemo on March 30, 2009 at 8:38 PM

Chalk it up to feeling a little punch drunk as our country circles the drain. Must have caught it from Barry… you know – that inappropriate humor in the face of catastrophe.

redfoxbluestate on March 30, 2009 at 8:40 PM

With Obama expecting everyone around him to resign,
with a single pointing of his finger,and yes I’m being
a tad sarcastic,

demanding bonuses to be returned,Ceo’s of company’s to
resign,at Hopey’s leisure,when will the political wild
fires get stoked under the CEO’s and management who ran
Freedie Mac and Fanny Mae into the ground!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If Liberals are cleaning house,when and the hell are they
going to clean their mess,in which all roads of this’CRISIS’
leads start back to them!

If CEO’s are going to get bounced,and bonus’s are going to
be repaid back,

when will the Liberal Party do their part!

Fire———-Barney Franks!

Fire——— Dodds!

Fire———-Raines!

And, any other Liberals connected there of!

AND HOW ABOUT,who,what,when,how this ‘CRISIS’ came to be
so maybe,next time,mechanisms,rules,and ‘OVERSIGHT’ can be
in place,so this won’t happen again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DEMANDING a Full Investigation should almost be PRIORITY ONE!

If there is going to be a GRAND DISTRACTION,then let the

Republican Party control the timeline,and then watch the

Liberals run around,like little chickens coming to roost,

with prosecutors waiting for them in the Hen House!!!!!!

canopfor on March 30, 2009 at 8:42 PM

canopfor on March 30, 2009 at 8:42 PM

I agree with everything you say, and despise like hell your self-imposed margins and formatting.

For the love of Christ, leave the enter key alone.

MadisonConservative on March 30, 2009 at 8:46 PM

I LOVE BECK! He is so awesome, right, and entertaining all at the same time. And he is a rising star on Fox. Let the good times roll…

Trtle2001 on March 30, 2009 at 8:47 PM

If only Beck were an original. We’ve seen this kind of hucksterism years before. I particularly love when he goes “do you think this kind of thing makes ME popular?” Uh dude? Of COURSE you think it makes you popular, it’s why you do it. Your job is to get ratings and be popular. Honestly do people here not understand that Beck is just the latest iteration of the populist huckster? He’s playing a role.

DeathToMediaHacks on March 30, 2009 at 8:47 PM

good talking to another hand.

sven10077 on March 30, 2009 at 8:25 PM

Ditto.

I do think I misread you a little. I thought you were implying a special exemption for insurance salesman over other statutory employees. (That wouldn’t surprise me – the IRC continues to surprise me at times.)

And while it’s true statutory employees don’t pay SE tax, their employers do need to pay FICA/Medi. Their wages aren’t directly subject to SS, but they’re paying them indirectly. They simply suffer lower wages due to their employers having to pay the tax.

beancounter on March 30, 2009 at 8:47 PM

Wages vs. bonuses: same meaning to the IRS as taxable income. Why would there be any difference here?

Meric1837 on March 30, 2009 at 7:33 PM

Because wages are what Unions extort from profitable companies, while bonuses are rewards for actual work.

Count to 10 on March 30, 2009 at 8:48 PM

What I like about Beck is he doesn’t make a republican vs. democrat thing, he makes it what is right! What is the law, etc. Above politics as such more about something to stand on that is just right.

Engrpat on March 30, 2009 at 8:48 PM

The thing is,, Glen Beck, Rush, Hannity, they are actually only doing what real journalists are suppose to do!!
If the mainstream so called media were alive,,, they would be doing the exact some thing!!! The Democrat Marxist party has gotten as far as it has because the main stream so called media sits at the feet of the Democrat party!!
And then,, where are the freaking useless Republicans???
What good are they??? Where is the opposition???? Do we have another party??? Anybody know???
Sometimes I feel I have heard more protests coming from Communist China over what Obama is doing than I have from Republicans!!

JellyToast on March 30, 2009 at 8:48 PM

Actually there is news value here. How often does a moron like this get called out on violating the rights of the citizens whose rights he has sworn to protect?

echosyst on March 30, 2009 at 8:49 PM

You know, the Connecticut AG looks a bit Spitzer-like… the pronounced, angular cheekbones, the barely visible eyes sunk beneath his Neanderthal-ish brow… hmmmmm….

Anyone else see what I see?

redfoxbluestate on March 30, 2009 at 8:51 PM

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