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Manchester United Soccer & AIG Advertising Deal Under Scrutiny By Arizona Congresswoman

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Poor AIG.

All it wanted was a few good bailout dollars, but taxpayers can't seem to understand why it's crucial for employees to attend lavish conferences and receive jackpot bonuses.

It's the company people like to kick around, so it fits that AIG is spending $100 million on an advertising deal with the British soccer team Manchester United.

Ann Kirkpatrick



Despite the apt metaphor, Ann Kirkpatrick, a freshman Congresswoman from Northern Arizona, is calling for an investigation into whether any of the $180 billion in bailout money is going to the team.

Wall pass, anyone?

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