Gotta love the subtlety of today's New York Post Headline. NOT SO FAST YOU GREEDY BASTARDS it blared this morning regarding AIG bonuses. Perhaps harsh, but the sentiment certainly in line with what many of our American Morning viewers had to say about AIG and the bank bailouts.
You guys again weighed in in record numbers on our show hotline 1-877-MYAMFIX, our blog cnn.com/amfix and Twitter about AIG and the bank bailouts.
But it wasn't only AIG that had people fired up.
The other big question we tried to answer for our viewers this morning - "Was our government also asleep at the switch in this situation?"
I questioned Congressman Barney Frank and John did the same with Senator Charles Grassley about Congress's role in approving bailout money without strings attached in terms of limiting bonuses and compensation for companies who would go belly up without our tax dollars. Watch if you missed it.
But it wasn't all gloomy on the economic front. As part of our special Road to Rescue coverage we also featured people finding creative ways to help themselves survive job losses and other setbacks.
We spoke with two former college roommates who created thecanned.com as a site to help themselves and others navigate the ins and outs of unemployment and job interviewing.
And we also spoke with Mark Heuer, who used his savings to rent a billboard with his face and email address. He said it led to several promising job offers.
In these tough times it's nice to know that the entrepreneurial spirit is alive and well. hopefully we can all draw a little inspiration from these stories.