Diet for fat-cat bankers an illusion

As another year of jobs lost, homes foreclosed and budgets cut draws to a close in America, some of Wall Street heftiest fat cats are tipping the scales with their bonuses -- and pocketing your tax dollars at the same time.

Sound unbelievable? Sadly, it's true, according to BusinessWeek. A recent article from this financial magazine details how one powerhouse bank has taken steps to trim lavish compensation for top execs in response to a public outcry.