Coming Up on ‘This Week’: Bonuses, Budgets and Bailouts

By Jennifer Parker

Mar 21, 2009 10:03am

Our exclusive guests on "This Week with George Stephanopoulos" Sunday are Vice President Joe Biden’s chief economist, Jared Bernstein, Sen. Kent Conrad, D-N.D., Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and  Rep. Mike Pence. R-Ind.

Rarely has Washington seen such populist outrage as it did this week over the bonuses paid to AIG employees. Yet a week later, there’s still disagreement over how or whether to deal with it.

Our guests this week debate whether the tax clawback proposed by Congress is the right way to go, and whether it is fair and legal. Then, we’ll get a preview of the coming battle over President Obama’s budget. Negotiations get under way this week and we have some of the key negotiators on our broadcast.

Finally, we’ll discuss the administration’s plan to deal with toxic bank assets, which is expected to be announced early next week. Details of the plan have already begun to leak — well discuss it all.

On our roundtable we’ll discuss the president’s defense of Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner this week, his appearance on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,"  and the significance of the outrage over the AIG bonuses, with former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, as well as ABC News’ George Will, Donna Brazile and Betsy Stark.

Have a question for our guests? Let me know your questions via Twitter or email me.

You won’t want to miss this show!

See you Sunday morning.

–George Stephanopoulos

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