"According to Fox Business, Dodd added an executive-compensation restriction to the bill. The provision, now called "the Dodd Amendment" by the Obama Administration provides an "exception for contractually obligated bonuses agreed on before Feb. 11, 2009" -- which exempts the very AIG bonuses Dodd and others are now seeking to tax.
"Why? Because in the 2008 election cycle guess which Senator was the biggest recipient of AIG contribution money. KEEREKT! Christopher Dodd DEMOCRAT of Connecticut ($103,000).
Want to know who was next? Barack Obama DEMOCRAT of Illinois ($101,000).
If Dodd were a Republican do you think there would be calls for him to give the money back? Where is the Senate ethics investigation to see whether there was any connection between $103,000 in campaign contributions and the Dodd Amendment?
"Drat. Once again, here comes that pesky Constitution. Article I, section 9: No Bill of Attainder or Ex Post Facto Law shall be passed.
In the context of the Constitution, a Bill of Attainder is meant to mean a bill that has a negative effect on a single person or group (for example, a fine or term of imprisonment).