First and foremost, I don't condone the huge bonuses this dying company gave all of its executives. I want to make that clear. I think it showed a lack of ethics. BUT, as far as I know there was absolutely nothing in the loan contract that AIG signed when they got their bailout money that told them what they could do with it. Now their bonuses are being taxed at 90%? So the US government can just decide to tax specific people 90% as a punishment for running their company how they see fit? Whether or not the bonuses were justified is out of the question. I think the 90% tax is completely illegal and I wouldn't be surprised if these executives take this to the supreme court. If I worked there I'd quit anyway. I wouldn't want to work at a company where the government critiqued my every move and just issued tax punishments if the company made a bad decision. If the government doesn't like how AIG is running itself then maybe they should have included something that says the company has to reorganize and hire new staff in order to get the bailout money. This is like giving money to a homeless person and then getting mad when he buys beer.