127 corporations that want to “Fix the Debt” by gutting your retirement

The CEOs of the following corporations don’t think they have enough money — perhaps because they don’t have it all. So they got together a little group called “Fix the Debt” to cobble up some more. The source of their added wealth? Your government retirement and medical insurance programs. You know, Social Security and Medicare. ‘Cause all your money aren’t yet belong to them; you still have some left.

I wrote about Fix the Debt earlier, the truly bipartisan group that wants Obama to do what he also wants to do, reduce the safety net. The following is a list of corporations who are driven by their millionaire and billionaire CEOs to help him get ‘er done.

The source is the amazing group SourceWatch. Also amazing — the list itself. Take a gander:




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See anyone you recognize, or patronize? Their CEO told me to tell you Thanks.


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25 Responses to “127 corporations that want to “Fix the Debt” by gutting your retirement”

  1. Well, let’s see what they gonna do for fixing retirement…..

  2. condew says:

    The genius of corporate America is that even if you were inclined to use a gun, who destroyed your career is fully hidden from you; the boss that says “you’re retired” is just a flack like you.

  3. ronbo says:

    I suggest the following: If you have investments in any of these companys (I do), contact your local news organizations and let them know about a new program called “fixed losses for profit – no more”. It’s a program where individuals de-invest from this list of companies; Companies that are de-investing from their employees/investors. One person doesn’t matter all that much; however, a systematic campaign WILL.

    Any takers? The week of March 4th, I have the time and the money and the contacts. We might get some traction. BlackRock has been a losing investment for me from 2006. I’ve seen about $42K dwindle down by nearly half while the managers of the funds make millions. It’s legalized theft. I’ll tolerate it no more.

  4. dragon7380 says:

    they seem to lack the knowledge of understanding that when people HAVE MONEY they SPEND MONEY and the very best customer for any business is a well paid and well treated EMPLOYEE. they buy MORE from the company and talk about how great the company is to their family and friends. All the Ad campaigns in the world can not compete with Word of Mouth.

  5. dragon7380 says:

    BULL. Boehner wants to privatize Social Security and you FN know it

  6. dragon7380 says:

    a slow cooker will make any tough meat tender…….

  7. dragon7380 says:

    do you have a clue how stupid that post is?

  8. Houndentenor says:

    I’d like to preface this by saying that most of the 1% I worked for (a couple dozen or so of them over the years) were Democrats. But for the rest, I wonder if they are ignorant enough of history to think that screwing over the masses isn’t going to lead to an ugly end for themselves.

  9. Houndentenor says:

    How convenient that several states are passing right to carry laws which would allow her to bring her gun to work!

  10. Mike Meyer says:

    SAVE YOUR SOCIAL SECURITY, call Boehner 1-202-225-0600. Nobody else is going to save it for YOU.

  11. UncleBucky says:

    UP AGAINST THE WALL. ALL 127 of the CEOs.

  12. UncleBucky says:

    Fertilizer. “Off to the farm with them.” (ref the film “A Boy and His Dog”)

  13. UncleBucky says:

    What kind of a place was/is that? Roughly, what is it that your company does?

  14. UncleBucky says:

    I gotta buy mine. Do you know how to knit? I need a few lessons… ;o)

  15. UncleBucky says:

    French? Well any revolution. You have to start one. Not alone. But together with the rest of us. I don’t want that. But, frankly, it’s going to be as bad as Les Miserables (not the music, but the story behind the musical). Yes, most people will hide and let those who are motivated step up and be shot through the heart.

  16. UncleBucky says:

    I think what is called for is a bloody revolution to escort these CEOs to the shore of the ocean and then tell them to start walking.

  17. Tim Kane says:

    In the 1980s, Greenspan headed a commission on preparing Social Security for the baby boom generations.

    The outcome included increases in FICA pay roll taxes – a tax on the middle class.

    The money rolled in. Then Reagan raided, er borrowed those excess funds to give tax cuts to the rich.

    Now the baby boomers are retiring and that means the tax cuts given to the rich need to be reversed.

    That’s why you see David Brooks on PBS’ news hour saying entitlements are the problem – the rich don’t want to pay back what they took.

    If they don’t pay it back then those FICA tax increases are nothing more than a transfer of wealth from the middle and working classes to the rich.

    The wealthy are a constant, rolling act of betrayal upon the American society in which they live.

    In a more perfect society we’d be gathering infront of their gates with pitch forks, rope and guillotines.

  18. nicho says:

    That’s a little extreme. Couldn’t we just make soap out of them?

  19. lynchie says:

    They have little choice. Where I work everyone over 55 is a marked man. One person in the office who reached 60 arrived at work at was told by the manager that she was retiring, they took her to the lunch room there was a cake and the rest of the office staff were gathered at the insistence of the manager cut the cake and ushered out the door. The next day a 20 something was at her desk at minimum wage. Fear is the factor the corporations use and it is very effective. Most people are a paycheck or two away from being totally broke and companies are not afraid to push people to the breaking point. I dare say in my example if she had a gun might have been inclined to use it. More and more people are at the edge so don’t be surprised if we a string of workplace shootings.

  20. karmanot says:

    I’m getting my red’white/blue cap and knitting needles out of storage

  21. samizdat says:

    I am coming to the realization that though the Terror was probably one of the most horrific and unjust pogroms ever carried out upon a Nation’s people, it did the job of eliminating the caustic and diseased plague of the nobility, which allowed the French state to grow from fuedal backwater to a major power in science and education by the middle of the 19th Century.

    I fear this is the only manner in which we may, um, how shall I put this, dispose of our ‘nobility’.

  22. BeccaM says:

    No pensions = Ademoralized and desperate citizenry, with higher systematic unemployment = even more downward pressure on wages and benefits for those “lucky” enough to have jobs + the eventual elimination of corporate-side payroll income taxes = more and more corporate profit.

  23. Ray Hill says:

    We should seriously consider the nutritional value of eating the rich. I understand they are tasteless and a little tough but I have enough teeth left to join the feast when it comes…

  24. caphillprof says:

    And yet workers are more than happy to drop dead at their desks. Where oh where is the French Revolution?

  25. lynchie says:

    It’s all about saving their portion of the payroll tax. They also want workers to work until they drop at their desks. My god what callous ineffectual leaders they are. Our government will go along because there are many more who agree just don’t want to be named and these companies represent millions and millions of dollars in campaign cash, under the table payments and offshore bank accounts. the end of SS is on the horizon and I don’t hear anyone standing tall in congress and trying to put a stop to it.

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