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Zach Carter

Austerity Fetishists Are Finally Giving Up | Zach Carter | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- American deficit hawks gathered in the nation's capital on Wednesday to commiserate over the collapse of the U.S. austerity movement, so...

Chained CPI Out of Obama Budget! Victory for the New Populists

Roger Hickey | Posted 04.22.2014 | Politics
Roger Hickey

We have truly reached a tipping point. Recurrently Americans have joined together in a populist movement to advance the interests of "the people" against "the elite." Today, after many years of struggle, that new populist movement is rising to defend and expand Social Security. And the politicians had better lead or get out of the way.

Ghost in the Machine: Pete Peterson Haunts College Campuses

Mary Bottari | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics
Mary Bottari

Media touted the event without looking deeper. Clips the day after did the same. Nary a mention of Pete Peterson or his vicious austerity agenda which will slash government spending, kill jobs, condemn students to higher rates of debt and make it much harder for graduates to succeed.

Paul Blumenthal

Centrist Group Masks GOP Backing | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Members of the influential Campaign to Fix The Debt struck a posture of post-partisan political neutrality this past week, as they swarm...

Here's Hoping Obama's CEO Meeting Devolved Into Dish-Throwing

Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.14.2013 | Business
Mark Gongloff

We know nothing about President Obama's meeting on Wednesday with CEOs to discuss the fiscal cliff. But we can hope that it was hostile and unproductive, because the CEOs are hypocrites with terrible ideas.

'Fix the Debt' CEO Dream Team Wants You to Be as Scared as They Are of the Fiscal Cliff

Jeff Palmer | Posted 01.06.2013 | Politics
Jeff Palmer

The reality is that the current system of taxation created by Ronald Reagan and put on steroids by George W. Bush is working quite well for Pete Peterson and his fellow oligarchs.

Peter G. Peterson's Money Goes to Convincing You to Take a Social Security Hit

Jeff Palmer | Posted 01.02.2013 | Politics
Jeff Palmer

You may or may not have heard of Peter G. Peterson, but he has been trying very hard lately to make you believe your Social Security is in jeopardy.

The Most Influential Billionaire In U.S. Politics | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics

The most influential billionaire in America is Peter G. Peterson, whose misleading campaign to 'reform' traditional social welfare programs has subtly...

Six Degrees of Social Security: The President, the Senator and the Billionaire

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's time to untangle the knots and expose the anti-Social Security network to the light. Perhaps the socialist can help Democrats reclaim their party's signature achievements.

Crash Tax: Wall Street Reparations

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.14.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

It's time for Wall Street to pay reparations for the financial collapse it caused. It's time for a crash tax, a tiny sales tax on Wall Street transactions, the revenues from which would pay for Main Street restoration.

Pew Boomer Report: Attitude, Not Analysis on Social Security

Paul Kleyman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Paul Kleyman

I found myself holding my nose as the Pew authors took the liberty of going beyond what their findings allowed. What a shame that its authors got away with an unfounded slight of an entire generation.

Debt Commission Staffers Paid By Outside Groups

The Washington Post | Dan Eggen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

...Tthe National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform has also come under attack for its unusual approach to staffing: Many of its employees...

A Misguided Deficit Commission

Pearl Korn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Pearl Korn

The Obama Administration's Deficit Commission is at best errant in its mission and at worst a bait-and-switch ploy being run on the American people.

Come on Down -- It's Time to Play "Social Security Survivor"!

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Some deficit cutters will promise that lower-income people will not see benefit cuts. But any cuts will break the covenant under which workers have paid payroll taxes for a lifetime. And the question remains: Where will you cut?

This Week: Obama's Deficit Commission or Pete Peterson's?

Roger Hickey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Roger Hickey

Pete Peterson's summit is designed to stampede President Obama's new deficit commission (which meets the day before, for the first time) into adopting their version of fiscal austerity.

2010 Ellis Island Awards: A Useful Reminder of the American Dream

Megan Smolenyak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Megan Smolenyak

Today I had the privilege of attending the 2010 Ellis Island Family Heritage Awards. Normally, I'm not an awards show kind of person, but I never tir...

America Speaks Back: Derailing the Drive to Cut Social Security and Medicare

Dean Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

America Speaks will be hosting 20 meetings, asking people to come up with proposals for the budget deficit. The way the problem is outlined guarantees that most opt for big cuts to Social Security and Medicare.

Stop CNN From Airing Peterson's Deficit Propaganda

Roger Hickey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Roger Hickey

This weekend CNN is giving four hours of free airtime to the leading propagandist fanning the flames of deficit hysteria, Pete Peterson. And the oth...

How to Abort the Recovery

Robert Kuttner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

As unemployment continues to rise, deficit hawks are upping their efforts to use the economic crisis as a pretext for gutting basic social programs such as Social Security and Medicare.

You Still Want To Gut Social Security? Bring. It. On.

Susan Madrak | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan Madrak

Looks like the The Peter G. Peterson Foundation is putting together another scare piece (remember "I.O.U.S.A."?) to use in their latest attempt to kill Medicare and Social Security.

Washington Post Lets Pete Peterson Write the News on Deficit

Roger Hickey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Roger Hickey

The Washington Post published an article, presented as a news story, that was actually written by a new organization called the Fiscal Times, whose founder and major backer is Peter G. Peterson.

We Are Much More Than a Fiscal Watchdog

Tim Roeper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Tim Roeper

Jason Linkins got some things wrong about the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, and we feel compelled to clear the air.

New York Times Music Editor on a Mission

Jan Herman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jan Herman

The classical music editor of the New York Times takes up his longtime role once again as chief media apologist for the Vienna Philharmonic.

Why Detroit -- Like New York -- Shouldn't Be Allowed To Go Bankrupt

Jane Hamsher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Hamsher

Before the Democrats give in to the demands of red state senators who foolishly think they will gain something if they force Detroit into bankruptcy, I hope that the Democratic leadership makes them filibuster.