Not long ago, American taxpayers bought out the insurance giant A.I.G. They've recently launched an ad campaign thanking you, the taxpayer, for the help.
Saying thank you, many parents would argue, is an American value. But you might also be interested to know that A.I.G. is also considering suing you, the American taxpayer (by way of the federal government) for depriving it's shareholders of profits.
Michael de la Merced, reporter for The Times' Deal Book, has been following the story.