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Campaign to Fix the Debt
Company Profile
Company Name JetBlue
CEO Name Dave Barger
CEO Compensation $2,447,311
Annual Company Revenue $4,504,000,000
Federal Lobbying/Political Donations ('09-'12*) $2,710,000
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2011 data unless otherwise noted.
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JetBlue Airways is an airline corporation formed in 1999 by David Neeleman[1]. According to the company's website, "JetBlue Airways exists to provide superior service in every aspect of our customer's air travel experience.[2]. It is headquartered in Forest Hills, New York.[3]

In 2011, JetBlue recorded $4,504,000,000 in operating revenues.[4]

Ties to Pete Peterson's "Fix the Debt"

The Campaign to Fix the Debt is the latest incarnation of a decades-long effort by former Nixon man turned Wall Street billionaire Pete Peterson to slash earned benefit programs such as Social Security and Medicare under the guise of fixing the nation's "debt problem." JetBlue is part of the Campaign to Fix the Debt as of February 2013.

This article is part of the Center for Media and Democracy's investigation of Pete Peterson's Campaign to "Fix the Debt." Please visit our main SourceWatch page on Fix the Debt.

About Fix the Debt
The Campaign to Fix the Debt is the latest incarnation of a decades-long effort by former Nixon man turned Wall Street billionaire Pete Peterson to slash earned benefit programs such as Social Security and Medicare under the guise of fixing the nation's "debt problem." Through a special report and new interactive wiki resource, the Center for Media and Democracy -- in partnership with the Nation magazine -- exposes the funding, the leaders, the partner groups, and the phony state "chapters" of this astroturf supergroup. Learn more at PetersonPyramid.org and in the Nation magazine.

Board of Directors

As of January 2013[5]

  • David Barger
  • Jens Bischof
  • Pete Boneparth
  • David Checketts
  • Virginia Gambale
  • Stephan Gemkow
  • Ellen Jewett
  • Stanley McChrystal
  • Joel Peterson
  • Ann Rhoades
  • Frank Sica

Contact Information

24/7 Media Hotline: +1 (718) 709-3089

Resources and articles

Featured SourceWatch Articles on Fix the Debt

References

  1. "History", Jet Blue, Accessed January 21, 2013.
  2. "About Us", Jet Blue, Accessed January 21, 2013.
  3. "JetBlue Airways", eCorporateOffices", Accessed January 21, 2013.
  4. Jet Blue, "2011 Annual Report", organizational report, page 29.
  5. "Board of Directors", Jet Blue, Accessed January 21, 2013.