“Fix the Debt,” a front group for billionaire social security privatization fanatic Peter G. Peterson, has been caught red handed by the New Hampshire Alliance for Retired Americans in a case of letter fraud. It seems that a letter to the editor had appeared in the Portsmouth Herald on November 3 in which the author declared, “I urge everyone to visit www.FixTheDebt.org”:
Who was the purported author? State Senator Lou D’Allesandro:
I can’t show you the actual letter, because the Portsmouth Herald and indexing search engines swiftly yanked the letter from their pages and caches. Within a day or two, even the search results will come up blank.
Because, when contacted, it turned out that Senator D’Allesandro hadn’t written the letter at all. D’Allesandro has disavowed Fix the Debt in disgust.
This is in the same month that Fix the Debt has been caught stuffing identical letters into newspapers under names of various different college students.
Fix the Fraud.