Obama ‘choked up with anger’ over AIG bonuses

By David Edwards
Monday, March 16, 2009 12:08 EDT
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Responding to a populist firestorm over the news that AIG planned to pay out millions in bonuses to many of the executives viewed to be responsible for the firm’s near-collapse in 2008, President Obama announced he has directed Treasury Sec. Timothy Geithner to “pursue every legal avenue to block these bonuses” in embargoed remarks obtained by RAW STORY.

Obama coughed during his speech and joked, “Excuse me. I’m choked up with anger here.”

RAW STORY has more details here.

This video is from MSNBC’s News Live, broadcast Mar. 16, 2009.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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