Are the politicians so outraged about AIG ( AIG) bonuses they are willing to give back political donations from the embattled insurer and its employees?

Congressional lawmakers publicly flogged AIG CEO Ed Liddy, who was appointed by the government and is making $1 a year and had nothing do with the bonus payments, before the House passed legislation on Thursday that would tax bonuses paid to executives at firms bailed out by the government at 90%.

It may come as some surprise, then, that AIG employees and related entities contributed more than $9 billion to lawmakers over the past 20 years. That the two senators in charge of overseeing AIG are Sen. Chris Dodd (D., Conn.), who took in $280,000, and Sen. Max Baucus (D., Mont.), who clocked in at $91,000, according to OpenSecrets.org. AIG is the number one company contributor for Baucus over his career and is number four for Dodd.

Dodd is in the hot seat for initially pushing for an amendment in the stimulus bill that would have capped compensation, including bonuses, but removed it at what he says is the request of the Obama administration.

AIG spread the wealth, giving President Obama roughly $110,000 from 1989 to 2008, while former President Bush received approximately $200,000 over the same time period.

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