http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/brokerage/2010-02-23-wallstreetbonuses_N.htm NEW YORK In an era of populist outrage and nearly double-digit unemployment, the average Wall Street bonus jumped 25% in 2009 to $123,850 as financial firms rebounded from the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression with help from U.S. taxpayers' money. Wall Street firms paid out an estimated $20.3 billion in cash bonuses last year, a 17% jump over 2008, when bonuses were cut in half due to losses incurred during the financial meltdown, according to data released Tuesday by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. President Wall Street continues helping those who stuff his campaign coffers with the big bucks, the friends of his cabinet members, the people really in charge of Washington. With these companies sitting on billions and not spending, with the banks sitting on trillions and not lending, at least we can rest easy knowing they take home some well earned bonus money. Main Street got rolled.