Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner told CNN Thursday his department asked Sen. Chris Dodd to include a loophole in the stimulus bill that allowed bailed-out insurance giant American International Group to keep its bonuses.

The reason? He wanted to avoid AIG employees suing the government.

Yeah right okay. This mess is soooo much better. And -- bonus -- there will probably be legal problems with this take-back tax anyway. Good job, Mr. Secretary.

I sincerely hope he's some sort of financial ubergenius who will make the economy fart piles of cash directly into our bank accounts. If he's not, what's the point?

(Source: Sullivan)