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Boston residents to Erskine Bowles & Fix the Debt: “Stop the Baloney!”

2:23 pm in Uncategorized by MassUniting

Event attendees at Boston’s Symphony Hall were in for a different kind of entertainment this week, as more than 150 local seniors and unemployed workers staged a processed meat-themed demonstration outside the historic venue. Their target: self-proclaimed ‘deficit hawk’ Erskine Bowles and his baloney push to slash Social Security, Medicare and other vital programs in favor of new corporate tax breaks.

When Mr. Bowles made a Bay State stop on his speaking tour, affected residents braved below-freezing temperatures outside the venue, clad in baloney costumes and handing out “Stop the Baloney!” sandwiches – even singing a remixed “Oscar Mayer Balogna” song to drive their point home.

Click here to check out a video of the action (including the song)!

Despite their frequently-delivered platitudes on “shared sacrifice,” Erskine Bowles and his partner-in-crime, Alan Simpson, have used their Fix the Debt lobbying group to push hundreds of billions in corporate tax giveaways – all while balancing the budget on the backs of low-income workers and seniors. In short, the Simpson-Bowles/Fix the Debt blueprint demands $3.8 trillion (with a ‘T’) in cuts to the programs working families and retirees depend on…just so they can hand the proceeds over to major corporations like Bank of America, GE and Verizon.

Sound like a raw deal? We certainly think so – and plenty of community advocates across the country feel the same way. Sign up to help stop the Simpson-Bowles/Fix the Debt baloney here.

Corporate Gold Diggers: Looking for Love

4:36 pm in Uncategorized by MassUniting

It’s Valentine’s Day, and we at MassUniting couldn’t help taking a peek at the personal ads to see what lonely souls out there might be looking for love on this particularly romantic holiday. Imagine our surprise when we came across the “Gold Diggers Looking 4 Love” ad below:

Corporate Gold Diggers: Looking for Love

This personal ad may be a bit of a joke, but there’s nothing funny about Fix the Debt or their gold-digging agenda. While the corporate front group whispers sweet nothings in our ears about “shared sacrifice” and “debt reduction,” they’re hiding their true plan to break our hearts by cutting Social Security, raising the retirement age and taking more from our paychecks.

As it turns out, the corporate gold diggers at Fix the Debt don’t really care much about the national debt at all, let alone taxpayers – the targets of their alleged affection. These well-heeled gold diggers have their eyes on one thing and one thing only: our wallets. And they plan to use our tax dollars to bankroll corporate jets, CEO bonuses, and whatever else they can buy with their new handouts.

We get it’s hard to be alone on Valentine’s Day – we’ve all been there. But it’s clear that the corporate gold diggers behind Fix the Debt are just looking for susceptible singles to fund their massive tax giveaways. So don’t let these pigs break your heart today – or any other day for that matter. Click here to learn more and take action against corporate gold digging. Click here to learn more and take action against corporate gold digging.