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Campaign to Fix the Debt

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...

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

Ed Rendell Is Not Really a Democrat, He Just Plays One on TV

Jonathan Valania | Posted 04.23.2013 | Politics
Jonathan Valania

In addition to his current duties as professional-liberal-even-Joe-Sixpack-can-love on MSNBC, Ballard Spahr court jester, Rendell is currently co-chairing the steering committee of something called The CEO Campaign To Fix The Debt.

Preston Maddock

Fix The Debt Protest Draws Activists, Inflatable Pig

HuffingtonPost.com | Preston Maddock | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than 100 union members and progressive activists marched to a Capitol Hill hotel Wednesday to protest a meeting of corporate chiefs...

Christina Wilkie

Bloomberg Joins Controversial Lobbying Group

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday that he has joined Campaign to Fix the Debt, a controversial debt-reduction group f...

Villaraigosa Fires Back At His Critics

The Huffington Post | Kathleen Miles | Posted 12.07.2012 | Los Angeles

LA Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa responded defensively to the backlash he's received for signing onto the Republican-leaning Campaign to Fix the Debt on ...

Antonio Villaraigosa Defends 'Fix The Debt' Association

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 12.06.2012 | Los Angeles

WASHINGTON -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa defended his association Wednesday with Campaign to Fix the Debt, an ostensibly bipartisan group ...

Christina Wilkie

WATCH: Nonprofit Employee Attacked By Fix The Debt Panelist

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A conservative scholar at the Heritage Foundation, Edmund F. Haislmaier, attacked a nonprofit employee Tuesday morning in a hotel where ...

'Fix the Debt' Shows Its True, Billionaire-Funded, Anti-Tax Colors

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

"Fix the Debt" is allegedly an impromptu alliance of America's largest CEOs. But it' really the latest manifestation of a perenially right-wing, pro-billionaire, pro-corporate lobby -- one created years ago by hedge fund manager and former Nixon Cabinet member Pete Peterson.

Paul Blumenthal

Centrist Group Masks GOP Backing

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...

It's the Simpson-Bowles Personal Profit Tour: Making Money Off the U.S. Debt

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The Simpson-Bowles personal profit tour reveals that for them, for their creation -- the speciously labeled Campaign to Fix the Debt -- and for the CEOs, right-wing groups and Republicans rallying round them, the effort has nothing to do with deficits or fixing anything.

Christina Wilkie

Bowles: 'We're Going Over The Cliff'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Pessimism grew on Wednesday over whether congressional leaders and the White House will strike a debt reduction deal to prevent the loom...

Zach Carter

Lobbyists Push For Tax Breaks For Wealthy In Fiscal Cliff Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As negotiations to avert the so-called fiscal cliff intensify, corporate lobbying groups are pushing key tax perks that benefit the weal...

Fiscal Cliff or Bunny Slope?

Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam | Posted 01.21.2013 | Politics
Ed Crego, George Muñoz and Frank Islam

Superstorm Sandy was a disaster brought to us by Mother Nature. The fiscal cliff is being brought to us by human nature. Which will be worse? Time will tell.

Michael Calderone

Politico Article On Advertiser Raises Ethical Questions

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 11.12.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- Politico chief White House correspondent Mike Allen wrote an article Thursday on The Campaign to Fix the Debt, a new initiative launched t...