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."
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.