Is Ben Affleck’s ‘The Town’ helping to solve debt crisis?

These two have a message for Congress.

Ben Affleck made an appearance at a House Republican meeting Tuesday. Well, at least his character in the movie “The Town” did.

The Washington Post reports that House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy played a clip from the movie for his fellow lawmakers in an effort to promote the same sense of unity that only criminal cohorts from Boston can understand. Well, actually it was an attempt to get everyone to agree on a plan to solve the debt ceiling standoff.

In the scene that McCarthy played, Ben Affleck’s character, Doug MacRay, comes to his bank robber friend Jem Coughlin, played Jeremy Renner. MacRay says, “I need your help. I can’t tell you what it is. You can never ask me about it later. And we’re going to hurt some people.” In response, Coughlin simply asks, “Whose car are we gonna take?”

Now that’s friendship.

In an optimistic move, outspoken Republican Representative Allen West reportedly then stood up and said, “I’m ready to drive the car.”

If by “hurt some people,” these GOP colleagues are saying they are ready to move forward with an agreement that will prevent the government from defaulting on its debt, we’re all for it.


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