As news reports about talks to avoid the "Fiscal Cliff" fill the day, one recently revealed organization may be masquerading as an effort to "help the nation" while in reality it might be a very specialized effort designed to help the very wealthy at the expense of the most needy among us.
Have you heard about the Campaign to Fix the Debt? It sounds like an initiative that our country needs at this time. Mark MacKenzie, president of the New Hampshire AFL-CIO, said the campaign “presents itself as a grassroots, bipartisan organization that is committed to lowering our debt. It sounds good, especially in today’s environment of extreme partisanship and political maneuvering.” Mackenzie warns, however, that Fix the Debt’s “major contribution to the conversation over the fiscal cliff is that while the George W. Bush tax cuts for the wealthy and corporations should be off the table, Americans’ retirement security and health care most definitely should [not] be.”
I am going to say it again, keep your eyes open for this kind of play. Once the decision is made where the cuts are going to come from, it might be to late for grandma to be spared the knife.