Yeah, that is plainly ridiculous, so why did you address that to me? That has nothing to do with what I posted.
I never said that google was "paying" the commission. I said the traffic that is sent to the manufacturer by google, belongs to google.
Every stats program out there credits traffic from google in a specific location, and traffic from your site in another location. The traffic from google is commonly referred to as "Google traffic".
The user chose to use Google. They did not choose to use your site. It is Google traffic.
Google chooses not to collect the affiliate commission on their referrals. While they were listing your affiliate ID, they were giving you the gift of a commission on their traffic.
Sure, google was willing to list affiliate IDs, so lots of people took advantage of that, and that's okay. Just don't think that somehow google owes it to you.
You got a bonus while it was happening, and now it's over. You still get paid for the traffic that comes to your site that clicks on the link, start optimizing for that.