“As the next federal budget deadline looms large, economist Paul Krugman continued his one-man campaign against the “Deficit Hawks” in his New York Times column last Thursday. As Krugman pointed out, people like Alan Simpson and Erskine Bowles have continued to drum up anxiety around the federal deficit, despite the fact that the deficit has actually shrunk in recent months. “So what should we be doing?” he asked.
Yesterday, I joined Chicagoans who, along with grassroots activist in 20 cities around the country, are responding to Krugman’s question by taking to the streets as part of National People Action’s #CEOSummer campaign.
In contrast to the Fix the Debt campaign led by Simpson, Bowles, and a host of CEOs, the #CEOSummer campaign aims to shift our public discourse by advancing progressive budget solutions…”
(commondreams.org, August 23, 2013)