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Call Congress: Oppose Astroturf Efforts to Make Catfood Cuts Law

A new supergroup - including corporate CEO's like Honeywell's David Cote, the Catfood Commission's Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles, wealthy benefit-cut crusader Pete Peterson and others - has formed to push the Catfood Commission plan through Congress.

The group, called 'Fix the Debt', plans to raise $50-100 million in the next few months to build their ranks and give members of Congress the appearance of "grassroots support" they need to cut social safety net programs without accountability.

Call and ask your representative to reject efforts to pass the Catfood Commission plan by astroturf groups like Fix the Debt.

Sample script:

Hello, my name is ____{name}____ and I'm calling to urge Rep. ____{name}____ to push back against attempts to cut critical health and retirement benefits.

Corporate CEO's are joining Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles to start an astroturf group called "Fix the Debt," which is raising millions of dollars to enact a legislative version of the Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction plan that includes cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid benefits.

In this economy, we definitely cannot afford cuts to these programs, especially under the guidance of a shadowy, undemocratic front group like Fix the Debt.

Can I count on ____{name}____ to oppose Fix the Debt's efforts to force Simpson-Bowles into law?


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