Fix The Debt Tries Twitter Q&A; It Does Not Go Well

troll-dolls-2Holy trolls, Batman!

When billionaire Pete Peterson’s Fix The Debt decided to hold a Q&A  session on Twitter to sell corporate America’s austerity agenda, they must not have expected to be trolled.

First rule of Twitter: always  expect the trolls.

By the time the whole real-time conversation was called off, the stream for #FixTheDebtQA was 100% opposition.

This should be heartening to those of us who would rather see Social Security expanded, not slashed.  Below are a few of the best tweets, but the fun is still going as of 4:30pm ET. Enjoy:

 

Twitter user @HaikuCharlatan appears to offer the group some agreement…

MajorityFM host @SamSeder inquires about the campaign’s success…

Journalist @JoshuaHol has a more personal concern…

Economist @BruceMcF seems grateful for this networking opportunity…

Writer @ddayen has a more novel suggestion…

Twitter user @keeFS is looking for a good example…

Noted curmudgeon @jefftiedrich has a more practical question…

As economist Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton) says, That was awesome.

About Sandi Behrns

Sandi Behrns is a noted policy nerd, new media & web developer, and consultant to progressive organizations and campaigns. She is a senior contributor to Liberaland, and the Executive Editor of Progressive Congress News.

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