Emergency FDL Member Town Hall on Looming Threat to Social Security and Medicare with Nancy Altman and Eric Kingson This Sunday at 7pm ET

By: Friday July 22, 2011 9:37 am

This is an extremely important moment not only in the fight to preserve the social safety net, but for the future of the country. Nancy and Eric are both critical figures in this fight, and have bravely led it in the face of incredible opposition, at tremendous personal sacrifice. I cannot say enough good things about them, their courage and their moral integrity.

If you’re an FDL member, you should have received an email invitation to the webinar. If you didn’t, contact Ryan Cook at (202) 506-3907 and he will make sure you get one.

If you’re not a member and would like to become one, you can join here for as little as $45/year and we’ll send you an invitation.

Galbraith Blasts Alan Simpson: He “Lacks the Temperament to Do a Fair and Impartial Job” on Deficit Commission

By: Monday July 19, 2010 10:18 am

Billy House and Humberto Sanchez at the National Journal report that Judd Gregg, Kent Conrad and other members of the Catfood Commission are salivating over the chance to push through “historic changes” to Social Security and Medicare in a lame duck Congress, when many members will not have to face electoral repercussions for their votes. [...]

Alice Rivlin Wants to Cut Social Security So John Boehner Can Spend It On Wars

By: Tuesday June 29, 2010 11:31 am

Alice Rivlin is the chief wonk appointed by President Obama to the debt commission, and has long supported cutting Social Security benefits as a way to address the country’s financial woes. Alex Lawson caught up with Rivlin and asked her about her plans right after his famous interview with Alan Simpson when the commission met [...]

Breitbart Loves Him Some Alan Simpson

By: Monday June 21, 2010 7:54 am

The Alan Simpson video shot by Alex Lawson last week is making the rounds, and waking people up to the realities of what the Catfood Commission is talking about behind closed doors with regard to Social Security. Simpson is the Co-chair of the President’s hand-picked blue ribbon Deficit Commission, one of 14 “fiscal hawks” appointed [...]

Alan Simpson: Cutting Social Security Benefits to “Take Care of the Lesser People in Society”

By: Thursday June 17, 2010 4:02 pm

Each time the Catfood Commission holds its secret meetings, Alex Lawson of Social Security Works has been outside with his camera, shooting video of the closed front door as FDL runs a live stream on our front page. The Washington Post wrote it up recently.  As committee members go in and out of the room [...]