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Economy: AIG Bonuses / The Reaction #925739

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 20, 2009
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The Connecticut attorney general's subpoenaing of some of the AIG executives who got bonuses and a Congressional bill to tax or ban bonuses noted.

(New York: John Berman) The war on bailout bonuses featured; details given about the legality of Congressional action in this area and about whether going after the executives would be helpful. [Last night, comedian Jay LENO - questions taxing bonuses.] [George Washington University law professor Jonathan TURLEY†- cites the Constitution's opposition to retroactive legislation like this tax bill.] [Representative Earl POMEROY - says the people said "hell, no."] [MAN - speaks about a tour of these executives' homes.] ["Washington Post" columnist Steve PEARLSTEIN†- gives the business point of view.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson; Washington: George Stephanopoulos) The steamroller in Congress to tax the bonuses, its possible impact on the administration's position on business, how the Senate will delay voting on the tax bill and how the White House has been overwhelmed by this bonus issue discussed.

(Studio: Charles Gibson) The topics on "This Week" mentioned.

Gibson, Charles;
Berman, John;
Stephanopoulos, George

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