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NYT Gets It Right on Debt Fixers

Friday, 26 October 2012 04:28

The NYT deserves credit for pointing out the personal interest of a group of corporate CEOs in the outcome of negotiations over the budget. An article on the Campaign to Fix the Debt  reminded readers that:

"several members of the group, which includes highly paid chief executives of financial and industrial corporations who will stand to pay more if President Obama succeeds in his effort to raise taxes on the wealthy..."

By contrast, the Post ran an article on the same group last week that never noted the personal interest of the individuals involved, instead treating them entirely as a civically minded group focused on the country's future.

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written by Bart, October 26, 2012 6:51

Prominent in the NYT photo is Maya MacGuineas, who has ties to the Concord Coalition and the Cat Food Commission.
written by Jennifer, October 26, 2012 12:00
Terrific post by Felix Salmon 10/25 on just how shameful this letter really is.
Pete Peterson has won the Warming Debate too but
written by jumpinjezebel, October 26, 2012 12:44
When a bunch of super rich, fat, old, white men get together and tell us what to do about anything - hold on to your wallet, benefits, voting rights and everything else a middle class person might need.

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