Suzan Delbene is promoting the Pete Peterson "Deficit Solutions Tour" in the First Congressional District of Washington State.
It is a big disappointment to have another Democratic Representative lend legitimacy to the Pete Peterson campaign to cut Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid while shielding his hedge funds from the same taxes on ordinary income the rest of us pay.
Rep. Suzan DelBene invites all constituents to attend her two interactive workshopsI hope we can use this opportunity to educate the Congresswoman on just what she is promoting here, and what our values are in this struggle.
where YOU will choose the solutions to America’s fiscal challenges.
These free workshops will feature the Concord Coalition’s Fiscal Solutions Tour
and will give YOU and your fellow attendees the opportunity to share your ideas
on how to solve our country’s fiscal issues, reduce the deficit and grow the
economy by designing your own budget.
The events are free and open to the public, however you must RSVP to reserve
your seat at (425) 485-0085 or RSVP.DelBene@mail.house.gov.
Please specify which event you will be attending.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Skagit Valley College
2405 East College Way
Mount Vernon, WA 98273 Thursday, May 30, 2013
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Northshore Senior Center
10201 E Riverside Drive
Bothell, WA 98011
Here is Bill Black:
Some lies will not die. As I have demonstrated repeatedly, Third Way is Wall Street on the Potomac. It is funded secretly by Wall Street (it refuses to reveal its donors), it is openly run by Wall Street, and it lobbies endlessly for Wall Street. Third Way, like every Pete Peterson front group, is dedicated to shredding the safety net as its highest priority and throwing the Nation back into a gratuitous recession through self-destructive austerity.I hope everyone here understands what this is about!
Third Way, like other Pete Peterson front groups, supports privatizing Social Security. That is Wall Street’s greatest dream, for it would increase their revenues by hundreds of billions of dollars. Eric Laursen documented Wall Street’s effort to in his recent book: “The People’s Pension: The Struggle to Defend Social Security Since Reagan.” Laursen describes the Third Way’s leader as a Pete Peterson protégé. Peterson is a conservative Republican billionaire made wealthy on Wall Street who has dedicated a billion dollars of his wealth to his assault on the safety net.
I showed in these pieces how journalists and Republicans used Third Way’s “false flag” status as a self-described “center-left” organization to add faux credibility to their arguments. The Republicans, for example, used comments by one of Third Way’s founders deriding Elizabeth Warren as the centerpiece of ads trying to defeat Elizabeth Warren in her run for the U.S. Senate. Similarly, the Washington Post’s ultra-deficit hawk, Robert J. Samuelson, used Third Way’s support of austerity as faux evidence that even liberals who studied the question realized the need to inflict austerity on the Nation.