I thought, and of course I could be wrong, that a bonus was an EXTRA payment for an exceptionally good quarter, or whatever period of time. How could a bonus be contractually obligated to a failed period? Were these guys' contracts so good that it states "you must pay me millions of dollars, even if I bankrupt the world"? If so, I believe I see the initial flaw of this whole shebang.
Hm. I wonder if its like this now: you ever play poker, and after a certain point you know there's a great chance you'll lose, but because you've already bet so much, you stay in just for the principal of it, you don't want to throw that money away without seeing it through until the end? Wonder if that's what the treasury is doing now..."oh well, we've gone this far and paid this much, might as well see what happens..."
You can sing the praises of women all day long, but as long as you put a fertilized egg ahead of [their] welfare, you do not really care about them.-Dori 4/07