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Peterson Foundation

Would You Trust Henry Kissinger With Your Social Security?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.16.2016 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

When a group uses prominent people to promote its arguments, it's prudent to ask: Who are these people? Can we trust them? Are they wise and just?

The Peterson Foundation's Fiscal Nonsense Index

David Callahan | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
David Callahan

The public already prioritizes job creation over deficit reduction by large margins. In a debate with more facts and less noise, they'd lean even more in this direction. The Peterson's Fiscal Confidence Index, alas, is just more noise.

Bill Clinton, Boehner and Some Other Rich White Guys Had a "Summit" and Agreed: It's Your Fault

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

The Summiteers convened in a nation wracked by unemployment and filled with crumbling schools and bridges. There they concluded that our most urgent problem is ... government deficits. That's like preaching about water conservation when your house in on fire.

When Liberals Attack - Social Security: Drum v. Lieberman

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 07.02.2012 | Media
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Social Security benefit cuts would hurt millions of disabled and elderly people. And clear-eyed historians of the future won't just point their fingers at radical right-wingers. They'll also cite collaborators in the Democratic Party.

Sam Stein

First Salvo In Social Security Fight: $20 Million Campaign Launched With Bayh, Conrad As Allies

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In what may be the first major move of the forthcoming Social Security debate, the Peterson Foundation launched on Tuesday a $20 million...