Nine banks took part in the TARP bank bailout last year. Those banks that filled up at the public trough paid 5,000 of their employees bonuses of more than $1,000,000 each, on top of their regular salaries!
Goldman Sachs alone paid 953 traders more than a MILLION DOLLARS in bonuses. That is almost a fifth of all the high paid bankers.
All told, in 2008, those nine banks paid bail out money bonuses of $32.6 Billion at exactly the same time that they LOST $81 Billion.
What we have done is reward the people who brought on The Great Recession with stunning amounts of money!!!!