The goodwill suggestion that he give back some of his bonus is rejected for the same reason: it might be mistaken for culpability.
This borrowing makes its risk-taking more profitable, thus the $20 billion bonus pool that being amassed with a taxpayer subsidy.
They were in fact of such magnitude that he received a $15 million bonus in 2009, reportedly more than Blankfein was awarded.
Which brings me—achoo—to the other matter: the AIG bonus business.
The AIG bonus scandal has just made that already-difficult political sales job near or impossible.
One folder was made very nervous by a constant fear that she would not earn her bonus.
To win on first card played a bonus of half the limit hand is given.
Indeed, the adoption of a bonus system is often an excuse for driving and tyranny.
A prince, even, would have been satisfied with such a bonus.
It would make a big hole in eight pounds a month—an' a bonus—if I had any more of 'em.
1773, "Stock Exchange Latin" [Weekley], from Latin bonus "good" (adj.); see bene-. The correct noun form would be bonum. In U.S. history the bonus army was tens of thousands of World War I veterans and followers who marched on Washington, D.C., in 1932 demanding early redemption of their service bonus certificates (which carried a maximum value of $625).