Ben Affleck's The Town Aids Republicans In Debt Debate
Posted on Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:41 AM PDT

BenAffleckTheTown072711_230.jpgWASHINGTON, D.C. (X17online) - Ben Afflect's hit movie The Town was used by Republicans in the ongoing debt debate in Washington, D.C.

House Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) showed a clip from the Oscar-nominated film before giving his talk on the subject Tuesday, according to the Washington Post.

In the clip, Affleck's character Doug MacRay, a bank robber, asks his friend to help commit a violent revenge. "I need your help. I can’t tell you what it is. You can never ask me about it later," Doug says. The friend replies, “Whose car are we gonna take."

When the clip was over, Representative Allen West (R-Fla.) showed his support by saying, “I’m ready to drive the car." This reportedly surprised West's fellow Republicans because he had previously said he would not support a bill with any tax hikes in it.

Affleck, currently shooting the movie Argo in Turkey, did not respond as enthusiastically. He told the Huffington Post:

    "I don't know if this is a compliment or the ultimate repudiation. But if they're going to be watching movies, I think The Company Men is more appropriate."

The Company Men, starring Affleck, Chris Cooper and Tommy Lee Jones, is about a group of middle-aged men who lost their jobs due to the recession. In the film, one of the depressed men later kills himself.