Campaign to Fix the Debt Backscratches Politico for Publicity

By: Tuesday November 13, 2012 11:45 am

This Campaign to Fix the Debt organization bankrolled by a bunch of corporate interests has become the newest entry into the Washington favor factory, and it certainly knows how to spread the money around. This anecdoteabout the organization and Mike Allen’s rumor-laundering morning dish “Playbook” is very illustrative. Politico chief White House correspondent Mike Allen [...]

Change.org Helping Group Pushing Grand Bargain, Social Insurance Cuts

By: Monday November 12, 2012 12:17 pm

The fiscal madness in Washington has now intersected with a recent development, the sellout of certain progressive organizations. Change.org recently announced they would rebrand themselves as less a progressive social movement site, but a one-stop shop for anyone of any ideology that wants to use petitions to leverage a particular policy. Change.org allows users to [...]

Debt Scolds Build War Chest to Force Grand Bargain

By: Wednesday September 19, 2012 8:57 am

The forces wanting to put together a grand bargain have amassed a war chest to promote their ideas in the public. The new Campaign to Fix the Debt, organized by fiscal scolds on the left and the right, announced it has raised over $25 million for its campaign. I enjoy the use of the phrase [...]

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