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  •  Holy Cow! I just looked at the info (14+ / 0-)

    at the link you provided for the WI chapter!  Damn it!  I am frankly more po'd than ever.  This is outrageous, and at least as far as I know, the WI media has been utterly silent on what is going on with respect to "Fix the Debt".  Since when does Pete Effing Peterson run the United States?!  Who appointed HIM to be in charge of the financial business of this country?!  And these idiots on the steering committee for WI are clearly going along, doing whatever those running this show from the Peterson Institute say!  I can barely believe what I'm seeing.  It's as if the entire U.S. government has simply ceded power to the likes of Pete Peterson and we have no say in anything having to do with Fix the Debt.  

    "A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more." - from the prophet Jeremiah

    by 3goldens on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 06:21:48 PM PDT

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    •  He's paying off a lot of politicians (12+ / 0-)

      and ex-politicians to give false credibility to his plan to cut SS and Medicare.  Really a shame that some Dems are taking dirty money to push an agenda based on blatantly dishonest data and research.

      "If you can't take their money, eat their food, drink their booze and then vote against them, you have no business being up there."

      by Betty Pinson on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 07:17:41 PM PDT

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      •  Including VT's solo congressman (5+ / 0-)

        U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., has endorsed a petition, drafted by a group in Stowe, to fix the federal debt.

        In August, the group launched the People’s Petition to Fix the Debt, a call for Congress to adopt the Simpson-Bowles plan, a mix of spending cuts and tax increases proposed by a bipartisan committee in 2010.

        Welch declined to actually sign the petition — he doesn’t sign petitions on principle, he said — but he supports it.

        “The heart of the petition is, ‘You’ve got to use all the tools there and reach a compromise’” on the national debt, he said. “It’s a great project.”


        The Vermont contingent of "Fix the Debt" afficionados:

        Rob Foregger, Biddle Duke, Craig DeLuca, Bob Anderson, Steve Silverman, Jim Del Favero

        All but two are financiers, the others are CEOs. All are exceptionally well-off.

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