In a display of populist pique, the Boston Globe decided that – gosh darn it – we should take those bonuses away from the bankers: "Go ahead, tax these bonuses."
So a tax on bonuses at US banks would simply give back to taxpayers some of the money they have donated to the banks. That crack of the whip might also caution the banks against another speculative spree, encouraging the pursuit of long-term stability in place of short-term bonanzas. A bonus tax is not a cure-all for the banks’ vices, but it will do no harm and may do some good.It took exactly one comment for somebody to school the Globe on that thing we call "the Law"
Well, Globe, there is just one problem with your suggestion. It's called the Constitution of the United States which prohibits bills of attainder.Nice try.