What the Backlash Over Bonuses and AIG's Bailout Says About America

“With big banks revealing massive 2009 bonuses, Fed chairman Ben Bernanke now supporting a “full review” of AIG's bailout, and Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner due to testify on the same, this is shaping up to be a watershed month in the bailout backlash department: “This whole situation is a mess for Bernanke, it's a mess for the banks ultimately and I'm not sure how we get out of it because the public wants blood,” says Christopher Whalen, managing director at Institutional Risk Analytics, and a longtime and critic of both Bernanke and Geithner.”

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