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  •  YUCK, catfood citizens united. I'm so tied of (0+ / 0-)

    rich asshats controlling the media. "Of the people, for the people and by the people," damn.

    Bowles related group raises $25 million for debt reduction campaign

    The Campaign to Fix the Debt

    An organization founded by Erskine Bowles and Al Simpson announced Tuesday that it has raised more than $25 million to launch a national campaign to encourage policy makers to pass debt legislation in the coming months.

    The Campaign to Fix the Debt has collected contributions from corporate CEOs and others for a national media campaign and advertising campaign to urge lawmakers reach a solution to the debt crisis.

    The organization was founded by Bowles, a Charlotte investment banker and former president of the University of North Carolina and Simpson, the former Wyoming senator, who headed a deficit commission appointed by President Barack Obama.

    The Campaign to Fix the Debt is being chaired by former Sen. Judd Gregg and former Gov. Edward Rendell, a Republican and a Democrat.

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    "Lets show the rascals what Citizens United really means."

    by smiley7 on Tue Sep 18, 2012 at 12:46:55 PM PDT

    •  wonder if they will release a list of contributors (2+ / 0-)
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      My suspicion is that it ranges from one name to maybe five names, at most.  Erskine and Bowles are relics of another era, still stuck in the era of Reaganomics (before we realize how much the Chicago School represented an epic fail) and now they are figureheads for yet another astroturf organizations

    •  Maybe they could be good examples and make a major (1+ / 0-)
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      gift to the Treasury rather than spend more on TV ads?

      •  The asshats are not elected, they are like Grover (1+ / 0-)
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        representing their own egos and special interests.

        We need a large stimulus, yesterday. They represent the wrong-way highway.

        Praying for a big win with enough momentum to blow the lame-duck congress away...

        "Lets show the rascals what Citizens United really means."

        by smiley7 on Tue Sep 18, 2012 at 03:14:20 PM PDT

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