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: