May 22, 2013
What Capitalists Want for Christmas
Posted on Nov 22, 2012
A group of CEOs led by Macy’s Terry Lundgren calling itself the Fix the Debt coalition is hoping for a deficit-busting austerity budget this holiday season—not a program to create American jobs.
Why? Because high unemployment “keeps their workers in check” by driving up competition for jobs, writes Lynn Stuart Parramore at AlterNet. To that end, the executives are holding town halls, lobbying members of Congress and “otherwise throwing their weight around.”
The 1 percenters involved in Fix the Debt include Lloyd Blankfein, chairman and CEO, Goldman, Sachs & Co.; James Gorman, chairman, president and CEO, Morgan Stanley; Jamie Dimon, chairman and CEO, JPMorgan Chase & Co.; Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and CEO, General Electric Co.; Brian T. Moynihan, president and CEO, Bank of America Corp.; and Josh Bekenstein, managing director, Bain Capital.
—Posted by Alexander Reed Kelly.
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