Elijah Cummings Rips AIG CEO
We don’t often agree with U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Maryland). After all he’s a Barack Obama-style socialist hellbent on destroying American freedom and free markets and we’re … you know, something else.
Yet just as “blind hogs find acorns” upon occasion – those of us who debate the contentious issues of the day occasionally find common ground.
For example we are in complete agreement with Cummings’ rebuke of AIG CEO Robert Benmosche – who recently compared the anger over taxpayer-funded “bailout bonuses” granted to his rich white buddies to the hate-filled lynch mobs of the post-Reconstruction Deep South.
No really … he said that.
Cummings was not having it.
“As the leading critic of AIG’s lavish spending before and after its taxpayer funded bailout – and as the son of sharecroppers who actually experienced lynchings in their communities – I find it unbelievably appalling that Mr. Benmosche equates the violent repression of the African American people with congressional efforts to prevent the waste of taxpayer dollars,” Cummings said.
Obviously Cummings has about as much interest in protecting taxpayers as Benmosche has in becoming a professional breakdancer, but that doesn’t detract from the merit of his criticism. Benmosche’s statement was one of the most ridiculous things we’ve ever heard anyone say … and we follow Todd Kincannon on Twitter, people.
Cummings added that Benmosche should “resign his position as CEO immediately.”
“He has demonstrated a fundamental inability to lead this modern global company in a responsible manner—a company that exists today only because it was rescued by the American taxpayers,” Cummings said.
We concur …