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CEO of AIG says taxpayers should thank him

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The Federal government shelled out more than $180 billion to save insurance giant AIG.
However, The CEO, Robert Benmosche thinks American taxpayers owe him a big thank you.

In an interview with New York magazine, Benmosche said, "Somebody should shout, ‘By golly, those AIG people made a promise, and they are living up to a promise!' . . . [The feds] are going to make a profit on top of everything else they've got. God bless America. And God bless AIG.''

The government received a majority stake in the company after saving it from collapse in 2008.

Since then, the government has made $20 billion in profit.

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