The Lehman Brothers board signed off on more than $100m (£59m) in payouts to five top executives just three days before the bank went bankrupt leaving thousands of employees out of work in London.
From The Times (UK)
My husband and I have received, within the past few days, statements from a home equity loan which is paid in full and a credit card account, also PIF, with interest charged on a ZERO balance. We are closing both the accounts tomorrow, and seriously thinking about closing all lines of credit. What I want to know is this: where do these clowns get off? AIG and their $440,000 spa weekend after receiving untold wealth from the people's taxes...Lehman Brothers golden parachutes, it sickens me. Where do they get off? When the people take to the streets in a general strike? When are the perpetrators of this disaster behind bars where many of them belong?