Holy 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…
The only way to fix the debt is to throw even more money at billionaires. Because they don’t have all of it. Yet. #fixthedebtqa
— Trixie (@HaikuCharlatan) October 17, 2013
MajorityFM host @SamSeder inquires about the campaign’s success…
— Sam Seder (@SamSeder) October 17, 2013
Journalist @JoshuaHol has a more personal concern…
#fixthedebtqa Bloated health-care spending is the entire reason for the deficit, so why are you working to make my sweet grandma poor?
— Joshua Holland (@JoshuaHol) October 17, 2013
Economist @BruceMcF seems grateful for this networking opportunity…
— Bruce McFarling (@BruceMcF) October 17, 2013
Writer @ddayen has a more novel suggestion…
Can’t we just solve all these problems by eating Irish children? #fixthedebtqa
— David Dayen (@ddayen) October 17, 2013
Twitter user @keeFS is looking for a good example…
#fixthedebtqa will your members who our are over 60 dig ditches at min wage for a month to show old slackers how it is done?
— Riffle (@keeFS) October 17, 2013
Noted curmudgeon @jefftiedrich has a more practical question…
#fixthedebtqa Which wine goes best with cat food, white or red?
— Jeff Tiedrich (@jefftiedrich) October 17, 2013
As economist Stephanie Kelton (@StephanieKelton) says, That was awesome.