Dodd acknowledged his role in the change after a Treasury Department official told CNN the administration pushed for the language.
Both Dodd and the official, who asked not to be named, said it was because administration officials were afraid the government would face numerous lawsuits without the new language.
Dodd, a Democrat, told CNN's Dana Bash and Wolf Blitzer that Obama administration officials pushed for the language to an amendment designed to limit bonuses and "golden parachutes" at those companies.
"The administration had expressed reservations," Dodd said. "They asked for modifications. The alternative was losing the amendment entirely."
On Tuesday, Dodd denied to CNN that he had anything to do with adding the language, which has been used by officials at bailed-out insurance giant AIG to justify paying millions of dollars in bonuses to executives after receiving federal money.
Originally posted by Aermacchi
If you support obama then you are not one of us,
If you register with ACORN, then you are not one of us
if you still support Bush then you are not one of us.
If you ONLY VOTE republican then you are not one of us.
If you ONLY VOTE democrat then you are not one of us.
If you VOTE for ANYONE, who is currently in Office,
then you are not one of us.
then Granny Get your Gun
Originally posted by ShesSoDizzy
Interesting. When I clicked the link, it is showing Obama as the TOP RECIPIENT 2008. But when I clicked on ALL CYCLES, George Bush has him beat.
What interests me is that George Bush is not listed as receiving anything in 2008, yet Obama received most for that year. hmmm...
Originally posted by Common Good
reply to post by stikkinikki
I dont think he was threatening to kill you. lol. He is saying anyone who fits these categories needs to get their heads out of their asses because when the SHTF they will fight anyone who gets in the way of doing whats right. But thats just the way I interpreted it. Maybe he did threaten you, but I didnt see it that way.
Originally posted by nixie_nox
reply to post by MSMLies
A 100000? LOL that is pocket change for these people. hardly worthy of batting an eyelash over much less instigating massive corruption. Even on government payroll they make more then that.
If we started talking millions then I would worry about it.