WASHINGTON — Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa defended his association Wednesday with Campaign to Fix the Debt, an ostensibly bipartisan group whose partners and biggest backers support Republicans.
Villaraigosa, who chaired this year’s Democratic National Convention, announced Tuesday that he would be the first office-holding Democrat to join Fix the Debt, which he praised for its approach to slashing the national budget deficit. Within a day, thousands had signed an online petition asking Villaraigosa to drop his association with the group.
“Fix The Debt’s corporate backed approach to gutting our social safety net is dangerous,” says the SignOn.org petition. “You should be working towards a balanced approach that will not hurt working and middle class families.”
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