Argument: Reneging AIG contracts undermines govt programs/contracts
- Debate: AIG bonuses - pro argument.
"Ruth Marcus: The case for AIG bonuses". Washington Post. March 18, 2009 - "In the longer term, having the government void existing contracts, directly or indirectly, as with the suggestions of a punitive tax on such bonuses, will make enterprises less likely to enter into arrangements with the government – even when that is in the national interest. This is similarly counterproductive."