AIG execs homes on protesters’ house tour

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Here’s a twist on a home tour from the other coast. From the Associated Press:

FAIRFIELD, Conn. (AP) -- A busload of activists representing working- and middle-class families paid visits Saturday to the lavish homes of American International Group executives to protest the tens of millions of dollars in bonuses awarded by the struggling insurance company after it received a massive federal bailout.About 40 protesters sought to urge AIG executives who received a portion of the $165 million in bonuses to do more to help families.’We think $165 million could be used in a more appropriate way to keep people in their homes, create more jobs and healthcare,’ said Emeline Bravo-Blackport, a gardener.She marveled at AIG executive James Haas’ colonial house, which has stunning views of a golf course and the Long Island Sound. The Fairfield house is ‘another part of the world’ from her life in nearby Bridgeport, which flirted with bankruptcy in the 1990s and still struggles with foreclosures and unemployment.’ ‘Lord, I wonder what it’s like to live in a house that size,’ she said.


Also on the protesters’ tour was the home of AIG executive Douglas Poling in Fairfield. Not sure if these guys always have security, but guards were on hand to welcome the tour groups.

-- Lauren Beale

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