Pete Peterson…success or failure?

Dean Baker on occasion mentions the influence of Pete Peterson, and Peterson funded the Simpson Bowles efforts, and this piece by Thom Hartmann takes a current look:

While a name well known to some, it is interesting I rarely hear it mentioned in less political circles. I run into the Soros name more often…
But it is hard to credit Soros having more influence that happen to pop up in discussions around my hometown. Peterson’s influence and funding goes far beyond the reported 500 million of his personal money being spent.

When Angry Bear Bruce Webb and Dale Coberly were so diligently writing about Social Security a few years ago, many thought it was time not well spent as Social Security was safe. Even now many I speak with have little idea about the chained CPI being pushed by Democrats.