Austerity -- cutting government benefits and services -- is not the path to fixing deficits.
Paul Krugman today:
I see that the New York Times is helpfully reframing the election away from jobs and the economy.
Americans now stand a greater chance of dying from the effects of austerity than being killed in a car crash. At least that's what a new report suggests, if you read between the lines.
America's billionaires have realized they really don't have to bother convincing a majority of people to vote their way. They can put their cash instead into campaigns to keep the hard-to-convince from voting.
David Corn at Mother Jones has released another Romney video. This one's from a Bain Capital meeting in 1985 in which Romney says Bain's business model is to acquire companies and then "harvest them at a significant profit" in five to eight years.
Get the word out. The movie Won't Back Down is another propaganda product of the corporate/conservative machine, put in theaters to get you to support union busting and school privatization.
Earlier this week, The Washington Post's Chris Cillizza wrote a piece that began with what was intended as a rhetorical question: "Quick, name President Obama’s best moment in the 2012 campaign so far? What about Mitt Romney’s high point?"
It's one of the dumbest, most insulting, dismissive, and frequently heard bits of rhetoric spewed forth from the sneering mouths of conservative pundits and politicos. So, it stands to reason that congressional Republicans would like to make it the law of the land.
The Department of Labor has announced a new "Make it in America Challenge" to American businesses, to "to accelerate the trend of insourcing, where companies are bringing jobs back and making additional investments here in America.
The presidential campaign is in high gear, and both candidates are firing back and forth with "I can do more to save manufacturing than you can" and "I can do more about China than you can."
They call it the "fiscal cliff," but it's Social Security that's going to be pushed over it, unless we speak out now.
This is awful, but I expect it happens every day and is only getting worse with the GOP assault on the "parasites":
The Huffington Post's new online video component is called HuffPost Live.
Mitt Romney arguably lost Ohio on November 18, 2008, when he penned an oped titled "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt." Today, 64% of Ohio voter
Strange stories from the newswires: Thousands of Wall Street traders subscribe to "financial astrology" newsletters. A series of wealthy Americans erupt into rage-filled public outbursts. Mitt Romney wonders why you can't open a jet's windows in mid-flight.
Ohio is the center of the Presidential election, and the center of the fight over manufacturing policy and trade policy.
People want the President to exert leadership to turn things around.
Well here's a surprise: conservatives and oil interests are pushing deceptive and destructive stories about President Obama and clean energy.
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been all bluster and no action on China's cheating on trade, Ohio Rep. Tim Ryan said today, and the proof is in a bill that would address China's cheating that is currently languishing in the House despite broad, bipartisan support.
GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, son of an American Motors CEO, naturally says he loves American cars.
So Mitt Romney now believes that everyone should use the emergency room for their health care needs if they don't have insurance.
Originally posted at Capital Gains and Games.
In California there is a dangerous, deceptive proposition on the ballot that promises to get "special interest" money out of our elections, and is being sold as a way to stop the flood of corporate money.
Krugman points out in his column today that Mitt Romney declared himself to be the confidence fairy in his Boca remarks, saying that he really didn't need to have an economic program, his election would be enough to lift all those boats without breaking a sweat.
With Mitt Romney once again caught trying to defend his low tax rate, the booing of Paul Ryan at the AARP convention has become a bit overlooked. But it raises a two big questions:
In real life, working hard only takes you so far. Those who go all the way — to grand fortune — typically get a substantial head start. So documents an entertaining, baseball-themed new analysis of the Forbes 400.
Yesterday, I posted a compilation of the responses of 47-Percenters to the now infamous Romney
In a 1994 science-fiction novel called Interface, a Presidential candidate has an electronic chip in his brain that links his mind to real-time polling data.
By: Stephen Miles and William Hartung(Crossposted at The Huffington Post and Win Without War)
The following was originally published at RobertReich.org. Can Romney possibly recover? A survey conducted between Sept. 12 and Sept. 16 by the Pew Research Center — before the “47 percent victim” video came to light – showed Obama ahead of Romney 51% to 43% among likely voters.
Republicans won't abandon the Obama's-gutting-welfare-reform lie, no matter how often it is discredited.
Bloggers and pundits have completely picked apart what Mitt Romney had to say about "the 47 percent" in that secret video leaked by Mother Jones magazine.
Let's look at some simple stats... U.S. manufacturing employment in January 2000: 17,292,000 U.S. manufacturing employment in January 2012: 11,860,000
For a long time — basically ever since Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell infamously stated that the Republican Party's #1 goal was to defeat President Obama — it has been plainly obvious that the Republican Party was committed to a strategy of economic sabotage to further their poli...
The young men and women who serve in our military return from fighting in the longest wars in American history to the worst jobs market in generations.
Just when you think Mitt Romney couldn't sink his well-heeled foot any deeper into his mouth, he shoves it in even further.
Originally posted at Capital Gains and Games.
Today I appeared on the Massachusetts/Vermont radio station The River to discuss the state of presidential race (click here for the audio), and why President Obama is ahead. I said, in short, that Obama is winning because of the issues.