I could feel my blood begin to boil and my head swell and almost could feel steam pouring out of my ears like an old-timey cartoon! As I'm driving around, I kept saying and singing about how, well, dishonest all of this seemed.
After searching for more info on this story, I found this article on a Congressman who is starting to ask some questions about all of this. I have a deep well of optimism from which to draw, so I am hopeful that the inquiries will lead to something more and either AIG will somehow be compelled to rededicate the money they received to something else or to return to the government those monies meant for the "retention payments".
Then again, if you loan a friend money to help him pay his rent and he decides to spend the money you loan on lottery tickets instead, unless you had him sign something which would compel him to use the loan for rent, you really have no business being upset at how your friend spent the money you loaned. You also would never loan money to him again and would do well to write off the loan as poor judgment on your part.