a while ago about how rich people use the same words as everyone else. they just have different meanings. aig gives me another example: bonus. to you and me, bonus means extra money for a job done better than expected. like a bonus for early completion. or selling 1000 cars in one month. heh. to the rich, it's just wages. the contracts they have call this lump sum of money a bonus. there might be tax reasons. or future employment reasons. whatever. the point is, stop thinking of it as a the reward for a job well done type of bonus. it's compensation for a job done, well or otherwise. heh. we accept this sort of shenanigans from the union guys on the line. no reason to don the cloak of outrage when the guys at the top pull the same exact stunt.