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March 24, 2009

AIG Home Tour In Perspective

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What makes Spencer Platt’s photo really outlandish is the presumption — symbolized by the scale — that the interests of working class Americans would ever loom so large in the face of the oligarchs. (Caption below.)

More images of Mary Huguley delivering her letter.

(image: Spencer Platt/Getty Images. Mary Huguley (legs) stands as she tries to deliver a letter to a home belonging to Douglas Poling, one of numerous executives who were recipients of a bonus from American International Group Inc. (AIG) on March 21, 2009 in Fairfield, Connecticut. A bus tour of some of the executive’s homes in Connecticut was organized today by the Connecticut Working Families Party, a coalition of labor and community groups. Participants included members of the media and also about 40 activists who attempted to deliver a letter voicing their disdain with the executive’s bonuses after it was recently revealed that more than 400 executives at AIG were paid $165 million in bonuses.)

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