Skip Nav
Wedding
38 Tear-Inducing Father/Daughter Wedding Moments
Sex
6 Strange Things That Can Make You Horny
Disney
7 Things That Will Definitely Surprise You About Having a Disney Fairy Tale Wedding

Colbert Brings Pitchfork but Obama Might Not Stop Bonuses

Populism is all the rage these days. Americans are angry about the extravagant bonuses being doled out to AIG executives and they want Obama to stop it.

Last night on his show, Stephen Colbert promised to lead a mob of torch- and pitchfork-wielding taxpayers, angry that the bailout cash is being used in "ways we never see, to prop up business we don't understand."

President Obama has promised to do what he can to stop AIG from spending taxpayer funds on bonuses. Still, some in the business community fear that if the government cancels compensation contracts, it could start a dangerous precedent and result in more economic instability. Perhaps the focus should shift toward creating future contracts that don't require bonus payments in the case of financial ruin.

If employees at bailed-out companies keep taking home fat checks, how long until pitchforks and mobs evolve from satire to reality? To see Colbert in true form,

.

Celebrity Awkward Photos For Puerto Rico Relief
Barack Obama Letter to Donald Trump on Inauguration Day
Barack Obama's Birthday Message For Michelle 2018
Barack Obama Talks Trump's Inauguration With Prince Harry
Emma Stone Talks About Anxiety on The Late Show
Stephen Colbert on Trump's Response to Matt Lauer Firing
Stephen Colbert Segment on Gun Control and Bump Stocks
Michelle Obama's Engagement Ring
Stephen Colbert Emmys Opening Monologue About Donald Trump
Stephen Colbert’s Best Jokes at the 2017 Emmys
From Our Partners
Latest Love
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds