Democrats won the shutdown fight. Republicans lost and the public hates them and their ideas. Here is a guiding message Democrats should use from here on out: Jobs help the economy. Cuts hurt the economy.
If you think Repubicans have learned a lesson from their “defeat” over the shutdown and debt-ceiling hostage-taking, then you’re not paying attention to what they’re saying to each other. Here is a quick look around right-wing online media today.
Republicans believe that a bad economy works for them at election time. The thinking is that the public will turn on Democrats for not making things better. So they do what they can to make the economy bad. But maybe they went too far this time.
Let’s get ahead of their next round of destructive nonsense and push for JOBS. Let’s change the conversation to JOBS now, before they get back on their feet and start tearing things apart again.
The sequester cuts were supposed to have such a disastrous effect on the country and economy — and people— that “they wouldn’t really do that.” But they did that. Now many Republicans are celebrating the sequester cuts as an accomplishment.
Did you know that Republicans filibustered to obstruct raising the debt ceiling Saturday? The bill to raise the debt ceiling received 53 votes in favor and 45 against, with every Republican senator voting to filibuster.
You might be hearing that some Democrats are "willing to make a deal" involving the "small" ($40 billion) medical device tax. It's a good idea to know what is going on -- especially the "offset" some are talking about.
Bad profits are what you get when you use tricks to bring a quick boost to quarterly profits, paid back with trouble later. For the Republican Party, this is that "later."
Wow! In just a day and a half we got more than 140,000 (and still rising fast) signatures on a petition to encourage Representatives to sign a “discharge petition” to force a vote to end the shutdown. Progressives are united.
The right-wing echo chamber has vilified food stamp users with a variety of absurd lies and myths. As a result, people will go hungry. .
Republicans already shut down the government they hate. Now they say they will force the government to default on its debt next week. Last week they said all of this was because of Obamacare.
This is the 100th anniversary of Ford's moving assembly line. The moving assembly line revolutionized manufacturing. The plant opened October 7, 1913 and one week later a Model T rolled off the line.
There are enough Republicans that could combine with Democrats to get the government back up and running, but Republican leadership will not allow them to vote.
MFG DAY addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t.
The government might be shut down, but the Trans-Pacific Partnership is still rolling toward us. House and Senate Democrats are getting worried. Many U.S. industries are now getting worried, too.
Shut down the government because you don’t like a law that lets people with pre-existing conditions purchase health insurance? Because of a law that insurance companies have to stop coming up with reasons not to pay for care when people get sick?