We CAN'T take them. It's just unconstitutional. As much as we think it stinks, we have to follow the rule of law. Those were legally binding contracts. The last thing we want is for the government to have that kind of power.
We can however, go after those that allowed this to happen. And I don't mean Liddy. I mean Dodd, Emmanuel, Reid and Pelosi. Dodd had written up the amendment to allow the bonuses under certain circumstances, Emmanuel took Pelosi and Reid into a closed door session and the amendment came out changed.
I remember when this closed door session occurred, the Republicans were complaining about how this was supposed to be a bi-partisan stimulus package but they kept being closed out. Then they weren't allowed the time to read it. This is just one reason why. What else is in that bill that is going to come back and bite us on the ass.
Meanwhile, any one that would threaten the AIG employees or their families really needs to look in the mirror to see what kind of monster you have become.