Wednesday, March 25, 2009

ACORN Behind AIG Protests

Everyone heard about the angry mobs showing up at the homes of AIG execs that received bonuses last week. Well, it turns out that the angry mobs showing up were anything but spontaneous and were actually being organized by none other than President Obama's favorite community organization, ACORN.

The Connecticut Work Families Party, an offshoot of ACORN, put out the reuest on their website:
We're all mad at AIG. Their executives bear a large share of the responsibility for bringing the economy to it's knees, and now the same folks are getting hundreds of millions of dollars in bonuses -- at our expense. Join us for a field trip to bring them the message.

When asked about the so-called bus tour, CWFP had this to say:
"We’re going to be peaceful and lawful in everything we do," said Jon Green, the director of Connecticut Working Families. "I know there’s a lot of anger and a lot of rage about what’s happened. We’re not looking to foment that unnecessarily, but what we want to do is give folks in Bridgeport and Hartford and other parts of Connecticut who are struggling and losing their homes and their jobs and their health insurance an opportunity to see what kinds of lifestyle billions of dollars in credit-default swaps can buy."[1]

So if one of the protesters on the bus tour just happens to remember the AIG execs' home addresses and comes back in the middle of the night to commit some nefarious acts, you clearly can't hold ACORN responsible, because they weren't "looking to foment [anger] unnecessarily."

Meanwhile, it appears those evil AIG execs who received those controversial bonuses and were the targets of ACORNs harassment tour, not only were not responsible for the credit default swaps that got the company and the country in trouble, but were in fact largely responsible for the profitable parts of AIG and earned salaries of $1 per year, plus their bonuses. Thus, the House bill that would tax these bonuses at 90% would leave them having worked for literally nothing.

2 comments:

toronto real estate said...

It's sad how things worked out in the end. It's so easy to jump at conclusions when one doesn't have all the info needed! Just a few days ago you couldn't find many blogs defending these bonuses, but as the truth is being revealed more and more every day, the while picture is changing. I guess somebody just needed to make political capital from this scandal. How sad indeed.
Julie

nicholaus said...

I see the picture above states "Now Serving All 57 States" so I hope next time you use a comical picture of Mrs.Palin (if you ever will) that you'll include something like "Country 1st...Unless it's NY or DC 'cause those places aren't the real America don't ya know'"(even though they were the ground zero for 9/11...if they are not apart of the "real america" then why were/are we "really" in the middle east "really" fighting against terrosim? we did not increase our troop margin after spain was attacked by al queda cause spain is not apart of the the "real america" really...