For their excellent contributions to the success of the now bankrupt Lehman Brothers, US staff will reap a modest recompense.
Up to 10,000 staff at the New York office of the bankrupt investment bank Lehman Brothers will share a bonus pool set aside for them that is worth $2.5bn (£1.4bn), Barclays Bank, which is buying the business, confirmed last night.
Of course not all employees are equally guilty, but we can be confident that those most responsible will get the lion's share of the average $250,000 apiece.
Republicans. Got to love them.