Friday, March 20, 2009

Video: Gerry Connolly Debates Republicans on the Merits of Legislation Regarding AIG Bonuses

Rep. Gerry Connolly was on Fox Business earlier to discuss the bill that was passed by the House of Representatives that would return 90% of the enormous bonuses AIG employees received after receiving a government bailout to the taxpayers. Gerry was essentially taking on the host of the show who was using pro big-business talking points as well as Republican Congressman Chris Lee from New York. I think Gerry held his ground well and rightfully interjected when the host and Congressman Lee were attempting to bash the legislation and stand up for the Wall Street types instead of directing their attention to how this would protect those on Main Street.

What makes this even more interesting that Congressman Lee voted for the legislation and is on the show arguing against it. I think that little bit of information makes it even clearer that Gerry was on the correct side of the argument here.

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