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Protesters crash ‘Fix the Debt’ party

Writing in The Nation, Allison Kilkenny previewed the Granite Staters preparing to confront Honeywell CEO David Cote during today’s Fix the Debt forum at St. Anselm College:

Seniors and disabled veterans are planning today to crash a “Fix the Debt” party in New Hampshire hosted by Honeywell CEO David Cote. Fix the Debt, an organization comprised of many of the country’s richest and most powerful CEOs, pushes the case for cutting Social Security and Medicare as well as lowering the corporate income tax rate.

As such, the organization—and subsequent party—caught the eye of the anti–corporate tax-dodging group US Uncut and the new group Flip the Debt. … The two tax accountability groups have organized the protest, which will include seniors and disabled vets sharing their stories about how they survive on programs like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, then handing over their Social Security checks to Cote.

They will demand that Cote, a spokesperson for Fix the Debt, answer the question: Why are you demanding that we reduce the deficit by cutting critical social programs, when your own company practices tax-dodging that has contributed millions to the national debt?

And crash the party they did.

New Hampshire Alliance for Retired Americans president Charlie Balban and board member Jane Lang confronted Cote politely:

     

Flip the Debt’s Mark Provost, not so politely:

Matt Lawrence and I just brought a 'Fix the Debt' conference to a halt, calling out Honeywell CEO and tax dodger David Cote in front of the whole room. As Bernie Sanders said, 'Corporations love America when it comes to corporate welfare, but when it comes to paying taxes, they want nothing to do with this country.'

While I was calling out Honeywell's CEO for paying no taxes, former Congressman Paul William Hodes jumped to the defense of the CEO and yelled at me. What was he doing there anyway, he is totally irrelevant to NH politics now.

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Remembering Frank Guinta: “I’m For It, Although I Voted Against It.”

“I’m for it, although I voted against it.”  He didn’t use exactly those words, but that’s the double-talk by our member of Congress, Frank Guinta, about the Memorial Bridge, the one that connects the economic centers of Portsmouth and Kittery, and which is a vital travel route for businesses and workers with the Portsmouth Naval […]

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QOTD: More Must Be Done

From Paul Hodes’ statement on DADT: “The fight for a true end to discrimination based on sexual orientation is still a long way from being won.  The loved ones of our gay and lesbian soldiers still are not guaranteed hospital visitation to comfort their wounded warriors, and gay service members who make the ultimate sacrifice […]

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American Gays And Lesbians Fighting For Their Country Openly

American gays and lesbians fighting for their country openly, without any longer having to pretend they are not who they are.  Incredible.   Four thoughts: 1.  This shows that the American people, by and large, are accepting of their many neighbors, friends, family members, coworkers, and soldiers who are gay or lesbian.  Now, “…with liberty […]

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