Platinum-Plated Pensions

Platinum-Plated Pensions

Fix the Debt is a PR and lobby machine launched in 2012 and led by more than 135 CEOs of major corporations. Seeking broad public support, this campaign has publicly couched their calls for reduced spending in vague euphemisms like “protecting and strengthening Social...
Stop the CEO March on Washington

Stop the CEO March on Washington

In these closing days of summer, a growing number of news stories have interrupted our final days at the beach and asked us to pause and remember the 50th Anniversary of the historic March on Washington that occurred on August 28, 1963. Dr. Martin Luther King and the...
The Dirt on Fix the Debt’s Advocacy of a Territorial Tax System

The Dirt on Fix the Debt’s Advocacy of a Territorial Tax System

On June 12, 2013, the Institute for Policy Studies released the sixth in a series of reports on the Fix the Debt corporate lobby group. This newest report, Corporate Pirates of the Caribbean, uses Fix the Debt members’ SEC filings to calculate how much they would...
It’s Time Corporations Flew Old Glory Instead of the Jolly Roger

It’s Time Corporations Flew Old Glory Instead of the Jolly Roger

The swashbuckling pirates of olde amassed private fortunes by raiding ships and stealing them. Once they captured a ship, they would replace its flag — which represented one of the world’s sovereign nations — with the Jolly Roger. By flying the skull and...
New Report: Corporate Pirates of the Caribbean

New Report: Corporate Pirates of the Caribbean

DOWNLOAD FULL REPORT HERE CEOs with the dubious lobby group “Fix the Debt” are pushing for cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and the social safety net, painting themselves as the good guys in the budget debate. But as they ask for everyday Americans to...