For those of you unfamiliar with the consumerist.com website, go visit it right now. Do it. I'll forgive you for leaving my site momentarily, even if you don't come back for a while. It's really that great of a site.
Recently, consumerist has had AIG in it's cross-hairs (and who hasn't, really? Their antics is the stuff history books of the future will remind us in chilling detail that you can't screw all the tax-payers all of the time). NOW AIG is suing the US govt (i.e. you and I) using our money, to get back HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS OF DOLLARS it says was denied them through tax breaks, specifically through the use of "foreign entities" (read: "cayman island tax shelters").
Earlier this week (perhaps, predictably), AIG issued a memo to it's employees on how to avoid having your ass righteously kicked.
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This locura all reminds me of a recent documentary called "The Corporation." Occasionally they re-play it on the Link channel. Several years ago, people may have dismissed this as commie propanda. Here's the trailer.
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