More than 31,000 people signed our petition to Can the Catfood Commission. Sadly, the White House says that Alan Simpson will remain as co-chair of the President’s deficit commission.
Simpson says that Social Security is “like a milk cow with 310 million tits.” He and other members of the commission are determined to cut the deficit by slashing Social Security benefits.
The time to raise the red flags is now, before the November election. But many people who care very much about this issue don’t know what’s going on.
We want to micro-target likely voters in key districts with online ads, and let them know that now is the time to protect their future by raising hell.
People who have been around FDL for a while remember the moment the Catfood Commission got its name in February of 2009, when it was a still glimmer in Pete Peterson’s eye. It represents the outrage against a hedge fund billionaire who got rich because he didn’t pay his taxes, who thinks that senior citizens should pick up his tab — even if it forced them into poverty and onto a diet of cat food.
Since that time, the “Catfood Commission” monicker has spread like wildfire throughout the online world, with 70,000 mentions on Google. The forceful imagery instantly communicates what’s at stake.
But the same media elites who believe it’s a sign of “seriousness” and “fiscal responsibility” to support slashing Social Security benefits are not covering the story. They never have. And they’re not going to.
FDL was virtually the only media outlet covering this issue for a very, very long time. But if we’re going to alert the public in time to derail the commission, we really need to step up our campaign, and quickly.
It’s clear cutting Social Security is the Catfood Commission’s goal. And we’re going to have to go directly to the public to alert them, because we can’t rely on traditional media to get the word out.
Every $5 will show our ads 500 times. Click here to donate now and help step up our campaign to save Social Security from the Catfood Commission.