Super Committee Getting a Reminder from Bankrupting America

Posted: Nov 01, 2011 12:33 PM

The Super Committee, made up of lawmakers from both sides of the aisle, must come up with $1.2 trillion in cuts over ten years by November 23. That's three weeks away and Bankrupting America has launched a new campaign reminding politicians to do their job. Billboards have been strategically placed around Washington D.C. and New York City and say, "Super Committee, America's Watching."

With less than a month for the super committee to identify between $1.2 and $1.5 trillion in spending cuts, Bankrupting America, a project of Public Notice, launches a billboard campaign designed to remind Congress that the nation is watching.  The billboards will run simultaneously in the center of both the political and financial worlds: Washington, D.C. and New York City.  

These billboards reinforce the need for leaders to demonstrate courage and a serious commitment to both fiscal responsibility and this nation’s economic recovery.

Gretchen Hamel, executive director of Public Notice, said the following:

“Just as American families count down the kickoff to the holidays, we are counting down the days to the Super Committee’s deadline.  The stakes are high, and we hope these billboards will keep the pressure on the Super Committee to give the people what they ask for: real, meaningful cuts in spending.

“As we head into this holiday season, there is no better place for a message about the fiscal crossroad that faces our nation, than at the Crossroads of the World: Congress needs to cut spending.”