Dear AIG guy who just quit: Stop whining

Dear Mr. DeSantis: I sympathize — with these reservations. We’re all paying for the sins of others, especially the ordinary American taxpayer with no hope of getting a dime.

The fact you can claim that much money from a company on the brink of collapse is testament that the world is completely out of kilter. The game — not just the collateralized-debt obligations — was rigged in your favor, spinning off enough money to pay elected officials not to regulate you. If it weren’t for the taxpayer, AIG would have gone the way of Lehman Brothers and you would get nothing.