Ok, here in all its full glory, is the mentality of our Dems in full action.
They actually think this is a reasonable power for them to invoke, to simply take money from citizens who were
1) contractually promised this money as their pay ( some of them worked for a base salary of $1/year, counting on their "bonuses" for their actual salary...just as an aside and not too relevant to the point here)
2)"protected" by Obama and Dodd in writing in the Bill that they all voted for without reading that mandated they be paid this bonus.
This is the Democrat party of today, folks. Better pay attention. Not only is it yet another broken promise (anyone started a list yet?), it is a completely corrupt ideology that even considers it has the right to simply take money from citizens.
Was it a Lutheran preacher who, after WW2 speaking of the Concentration Camps, said ( and I paraphrase) "first they came for the Jews, but I did nothing because I wasn't Jewish, then they came for the gays and I did nothing because I wasn't gay, then they came for the disabled, but i wasn't disabled, then they came for the Catholics, but I wasn't Catholic, and then they came for me but there was nobody left to defend me".