Trick or Treat: Super Committee Reminded Of Duty To Cut Spending

October 27, 2011

For Immediate Release:

October 27, 2011


Trick or Treat: Supercommittee Reminded Of Duty To Cut Spending


Arlington, VA – Following its Super Hero project, Public Notice’s Bankrupting America is seizing on another opportunity to make sure “cutting spending” stays top of mind for our leaders in Washington.  This time, going straight to the desks of the supercommittee members, Public Notice reminds members that October is wrapping up – with only a month remaining to cut at least $1.2 trillion in deficit spending.

Today, Halloween deliveries carrying a message of  “Hey There, Don’t ‘Krackel’ Under the Pressure – Be Our Economic ‘Lifesaver’” will be hand delivered to the 12 Members of Congress, six Republicans and six Democrats, who were selected to save America from fiscal ruin.


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

We hope this bag of treats serves as a reminder for the supercommittee members to not get spooked by the pending deadline. They should have the courage and will, just like a Super hero, to demonstrate a serious commitment to fiscal responsibility and this nation’s economy.”


Our economy has withered away to skin and bones.  We’re pepping up the super committee with a sugar high to get them working overtime on deficit spending cuts.

Members on deck to receive these treat filled bags are: Rep. Fred Upton (R-MI), Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), Rep. Dave Camp (R-MI), Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-CA), Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Sen. Pat Toomey (R-PA), Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Sen. Rob Portman (R-OH), Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT), and Sen. John Kerry (D-MA).

Additional resource: Superheroes of the Super Committee Infographic

Public Notice is an independent, nonpartisan, 501(c)(4) organization dedicated to providing facts and insight on the effects public policy has on Americans’ financial well being.

To schedule an interview with Gretchen Hamel, please call Kate Pomeroy at 571-970-6497or email




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