So...let me see if I understand this...Barney Frank demands the names of private individuals who have committed no crimes. These individuals received retention bonuses from the company they work for, AIG. AIG received bail out money from the government (well, actually from all of us taxpayers), in a bill approved by Congress that contained specific language allowing for the distribution of these bonuses. And now Frank wants the heads of the only people in this sickening scenario that didn't actually do anything wrong?
However you may feel about the people who took these bonuses (and please read this before you form a final opinion on that subject), you should be terrified of the fact that your government feels perfectly entitled to go to your boss and DEMAND that he give up your name and what you plan to do with the money you earned, and if your boss doesn't comply, well, then they'll subpoena him. And when your boss expresses concern for your safety (since people are threatening to strangle you with piano wire and harm your children, all because you WERE COMPENSATED FOR YOUR WORK), the government basically laughs in his face (see Michelle Malkin). It should outrage you that the only people expected to do the "right thing" here are the people who accepted the bonus. Congress? Hell no!!! Hungry, taxpayers? Have a red herring!
And if these people choose not to give up their money, well that's fine. Because now the House has voted to tax these bonuses at a rate of 90%. That's right, boys and girls. This is your friendly U.S. Goverment telling you if you don't give them your money, they're just gonna go ahead and take it.
And that just may be the scariest thing of all.