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Fallout, Anger Come On Heels Of AIG Disaster

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Fallout, Anger Come On Heels Of AIG Disaster

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Fallout, Anger Come On Heels Of AIG Disaster

Fallout, Anger Come On Heels Of AIG Disaster

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A sign is held by picketers outside the AIG Financial Products headquarters on Wilton, Conn., on March 21, 2009. STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Taxpayers continue to express outrage over $165 million in bonuses paid to executives at insurance giant American International Group (AIG). The payouts were made after the company received billions in government bailout funds following last year's massive Wall Street meltdown. Although President Obama publicly lambasted the actions of AIG executives, some say the White House is partially to blame.

Political columnists Jasmyne Cannick and David Sirota debate who's to blame for the AIG disaster.