Sunday, March 22, 2009

AIG - ALS -- What A Difference Two Letters Make

Paid $220 million in bonuses to executives after the taxpayers of Americal bailed it out to the tune of $182.5 billion per Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal. AIG paid bonuses of more than $1 million each to 73 employees, with five of them getting bonuses of more than $4 million.

Advocates go to Washington in May to ask our legislators to pony up $5 million from the taxpayers for ALS research. Suppose 500 advocates go to Washington. Let's suppose a modest personal travel/lodging investment of $1000 each. That makes a half million dollar personal investment to put forth a request for $5 million.

Maybe the ALS cause needs to buy a vowel and a different ending consonant.


OregonGirl said...

What a GREAT post. RIGHT ON.

ALS Grumpy said...

I have pondered the cost benefits ratio of the ALSA Advocacy Day and Public Policy Conference for some time. If it evoked some media coverage, perhaps the benefit would be enhanced, but it has been and remains folks singing to the choir.

Maybe Bernie Maddock will be looking for a job and we can hire him. He surely must a line that catches many fish.