RICH PEOPLE DON'T CREATE WEALTH, THEY MANIPULATE IT.
While it IS true that these scumbags shouldn't have taken these obsene bonuses, Congress and Presidents all the way back through Reagan (including Obama!) have been setting up this scam. Political Economy: Mob Rule
So why does Congress continue to give ITSELF bonuses for doing such a piss poor job of governing?? Incompetence clearly pays very well.