Did The Rich Cause The Deficit

Washington is inundated with deficit commissions. The country has piled up a huge debt because we cut taxes for the wealthy and borrowed to make up the difference. But everyone […]

Free Trade By Any Other Name

“Free trade” by any other name … is still just a scam to pit workers against each other and evade the protections of democracy. We, the People fought to build […]

Its About Jobs Not Deficits

What is the matter with people in Washington and New York? There is obviously a jobs emergency and they’re talking about deficits — and in the middle of a frenzy […]

To Lift The Economy Lift Wages

To lift the economy, we have to lift wages. Increased wages will restore demand. The changes that will increase wages will help restore democracy. The social contract used to be […]

Businesses Do Not Create Jobs

Businesses do not create jobs. In fact, the way our economy is structured the incentive is for businesses to get rid of as many jobs as they can. Demand Creates […]

Bravo To Geithner Trade Balance Plan

In October Treasury Secretary Geithner sent a letter to the G20 member nations asking them to join and set targets limiting trade imbalances to ensure “orderly rebalancing of global demand.” […]

Tea Party Betrayed Earmarks

I have been writing about the Tea Party, and asking what they will do if/when the DC Republicans betray them. CAF has set up a page for the Tea Party […]

Tea Party Betrayed Already

I have been writing about the Tea Party, and asking what they will do if/when the DC Republicans betray them. CAF has set up a page for the Tea Party […]

Jobs Its BOLD PLAN Time

Today’s jobs report showed that the economy added 151,000 jobs in October, the biggest rise since May. The 159,000 increase in private sector employment was the second-largest monthly rise of […]

We Need To Build

Watch Chris Matthews, “We need to build!”: (thanks Open Left) And, again, Frank Sobotka:

Now Republicans Must Deliver JOBS

The election is over and it was about one thing: jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs, jobs. Democrats didn’t deliver enough jobs so they got tossed. That pretty much sums it up. […]

Alan Greenspan and Things Forgotten

Ah, the things we forget. This was then: Federal Reserve Chair Alan Greenspan greenlighted the Bush tax cuts, saying that Clinton was paying down the country’s debt too fast as […]

About Voting

Polls show that a significant number of people who might be on “our side” are not going to bother to vote. Some are even switching sides. The big corporations and […]

Winning The Race To The Bottom

Conservative policies have propelled us into a global race to the bottom. Conservatives can take pride: we’re winning! “Free trade” — moving factories across borders to evade the protections of […]

G-20 On Currency — Maybe In November

The G-20 is trying to calm fears of a currency war and will take up currency problems again when leaders meet in November. Bloomberg: G-20 to Avoid `Competitive Devaluation,’ Prod […]

Vote For Jobs

Visit the “I’m Voting For…” campaign Should you vote? Does your vote matter? If you care about jobs, your vote really, really matters this time. If the Tea Party wave […]

The Stimulus Worked But Was Not Enough

Before I start this post, let’s look at the actual situation. The economy is terrible, people are really hurting, they have been holding out and are starting to drop off […]
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