If you were responsible for the company’s Community and Public Relations, would you have, at least, pointed out how the American public might react to such a move?
The public perception is these big companies don’t care about anything but their over-sized compensation packages and to heck with the other 99%.
I am sure, if it did come up, someone said, “we’re just playing by the rules . . . we overpaid and it is our responsibility to get that money back . . . even if it is 21-years after the fact and we would not still be in business if the American taxpayers had not bailed us out.