Argument: Punishing AIG bonuses only caters to populist anger
Jeanne Sahadi. "Bonus tax: Feels good, but is it?". CNNMoney.com March 20, 2009 - Public outrage can be a potent agent for change, but it doesn't always make for great policy.
Nevertheless, that rage is a main driver behind the bonus tax legislation that the House approved on Thursday in a 328-to-93 vote.