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Will The "Fix the Debt" Manipulators Ever Reform Themselves?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.18.2016 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

I'll say this for them: The Wall Street billionaires and corporate CEOs behind the "Campaign to Fix that Debt" have a lot of nerve. Once again they're using cheap scare tactics, along with some manipulative "nudging," to drum up support for cutting Social Security benefits.

Ignore the Fear Mongering on Social Security, Which is 80 Years Old Today and Still Healthy

Peter Dreier | Posted 08.14.2016 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Alf Landon, the Kansas governor running as the Republican Party's 1936 presidential candidate, called it a "fraud on the working man." Silas Strawn, a former president of both the American Bar Association and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said it was part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt's attempt to "Sovietize the country."

Kicking off Republican Presidential Debates in Cleveland: Who Will Dare Ask How to Fix National Debt?

Lonna Saunders | Posted 08.06.2016 | Politics
Lonna Saunders

Who will dare to ask tonight's debating Republican presidential candidates in Cleveland, "Will you make fixing the national debt a priority in year one of your presidency, if elected?"

Ryan Grim

Bipartisan Organizations Meet To Figure Out What To Do Now That Bipartisanship Is Dead

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 10.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Fix The Debt has a problem. The bipartisan lobby group has set out to work on big, compromise legislation -- but what's it supposed to d...

Paul Blumenthal

Leaked Memo Tells Senate Candidate To Spend 80 Percent Of Her Time Raising Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A campaign strategy memo prepared for Georgia Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn last year and leaked online on Monday reveals fa...

A Five Point Approach to Fix Social Security: What Everyone Needs to Know

Dominik Knoll | Posted 08.21.2014 | Business
Dominik Knoll

It's no secret that Congress has not been solving many problems lately - and its popularity reflects this. Some of the issues the country faces are co...

Jason Linkins

The Sad And Hilarious Story Of America's Most Incompetent Deficit Hacks

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.17.2014 | Politics

Earlier this week, Politico's Byron Tau reported on the sad state of The Can Kicks Back, a deficit-hack outfit spun off of Fix The Debt, whose unique strategy in the "OMG TEH DEFICITZ" Wars was to attempt the enlistment of millenials in the effort to impoverish their grandparents.

Anti-Debt Group Happens To Be Nearly Broke

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

An advocacy group that encourages young people to "fix" the national debt happens to be nearly broke itself, Politico reported Wednesday. The Can K...

Astroturf Group Caught Ghostwriting For College Students

PR Watch | Posted 11.17.2013 | College

Say it ain’t so Jon. Our friend Jon Romano, press secretary for the inside-the-beltway PR campaign “Fix the Debt” and its pet youth group, Th...

Winning the Peace: The Post-Shutdown Challenge

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's a major victory. The shutdown's ending, the government isn't defaulting (at least not yet), and Democrats didn't yield in the face of threats and bullying. But what happens next could shape our fate for many years to come.

Dear Vets, Forget the Monuments, They're Gunning for Your Social Security

Mary Bottari | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Mary Bottari

As the government shutdown marches on and the dangerously real deadline of the federal debt limit approaches, it is increasingly clear that the fight over "Obamacare" is merely an opening salvo.

Jason Linkins

Fix The Debt Isn't Too Concerned About The Debt Ceiling Crisis

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

Over at Daily Intel, Kevin Roose poses a very interesting question in a piece titled, "Why Doesn’t Fix the Debt Try to Do Something About the Debt C...

Thanks For Asking, Fix the Debt! Yes, We Do Know How to "Fix" Social Security

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.24.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Like most Americans, I support increasing Social Security benefits and understand that there are very practical ways to make that happen. So we'll be glad to answer your question, Fix the Debt. Then we have a few questions for you.

It's Time for Results

Zachary K. Pearce | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics
Zachary K. Pearce

Millennials are a generation which believe in getting things done. We are tired of having our figurative future farm mortgaged by politicians who are not thinking of our future, or of us. The struggle is not about ideology, it's about the elusive thing so central in life: time.

Eaton CEO Cutler: 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' Our Debt

Lonna Saunders | Posted 10.01.2013 | Chicago
Lonna Saunders

"Scare tactics [such as jumping off a fiscal cliff] by both political parties are non-constructive," cautions Cutler. Think instead, Cutler offers, of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Pointing out the pair survived their jump, Cutler talks of a jump into opportunity.

Louisiana Can Make Difficult Decisions, Why Can't Washington?

Dominik Knoll | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Dominik Knoll

Broadly speaking, policymakers should acknowledge that our growing debt is a serious threat to the economic well-being and security of our country. It is urgent that we put in place a plan to stabilize the debt as a share of the economy and put it on a downward path.

Fix The Debt 'Volunteers' Struggle To Find Local Headquarters

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

The group Social Security Works released a video showing a group of "volunteers" trying to find the Virginia headquarters of Fix The Debt. They ended ...

'Believe It or Not!' -- 13 Mindblowing Facts About America's Tax-Dodging Corporations

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 08.28.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's all true -- and there are many more astonishing facts to be found in the world of corporate taxation. To fix the economy more people will need to learn about them -- and demand that they be changed.

Report: 'Fix The Debt' Founders Push For Controversial Tax Reform

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 06.12.2013 | Business

The founders of a controversial debt reduction group are advocating for corporate tax reform that could save companies involved with the group billion...

Pete Peterson's Fix the Debt CEOs Promote Austerity for the Masses, Expanding Wealth for the 1 Percent

Michele Swenson | Posted 07.21.2013 | Denver
Michele Swenson

Fix the Debt is the most recent incarnation of the Pete Peterson machine seeking imposition of austerity on the masses, ostensibly to address economic downturn.

Fix the Debt Flashmob Participants Oppose Social Security Cuts

Daniel Marans | Posted 07.10.2013 | Politics
Daniel Marans

Fix the Debt did a dance flash mob in Farragut Square in downtown Washington, D.C., around noon on Friday. Two participants expressed concern about the debt, but did not want to cut Social Security.

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Fix The Debt Stages Flash Mob In Downtown D.C.

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Most people don't think of partying at rock concerts in the name of debt reduction. Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, after all, are cert...

Zach Carter

Fix The Debt CEOs Bring $1 Billion From Tax Loopholes

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Companies in the Fix the Debt coalition, which advocates for federal austerity policies, qualified for $1 billion or more in tax breaks ...

Ryan Grim

Change.org Opens Platform To Small Donors

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Change.org is opening its petition platform to allow small donors to fund the expansion of a grassroots campaign, an effort to diversify...

Paul Blumenthal

Fix The Debt Campaign Caused Split With Think Tank

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Late in 2012, the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget (CRFB), the leading organization promoting a grand budget bargain that incl...