The Obamacare defunding is misdirection -- Republicans don't want people thinking about the terrible, economy-killing cuts they are demanding. The public hates this and wants their government. Senate Dems should give the public what they want.
With one in seven Americans experiencing “food insecurity,” Republicans yesterday passed a terrible and cruel cut in Food Stamps. This shows us just who they are.
This week the Obama administration extended minimum wage and overtime protection to home care workers. Now President Obama should issue an executive order requiring that federal contractors be paid fairly.
These are real people, families and businesses on the line. They will be badly hurt if Obamacare is killed, badly hurt by a shutdown or badly, badly hurt by these cuts. These are the choices offered to America by these extremist Republicans.
The law requires companies to disclose total CEO pay, the median pay of all other employees, and the ratio between the two. This gives some idea if the company is being looted from the top.
While our government is laying off hundreds upon hundreds of thousands and cutting services in the name of cutting deficits, a new report exposes that taxpayers are handing more than $1 trillion a year to the wealthiest.
What would you expect if the giant corporations negotiated a treaty among themselves, without labor, environmental, consumer and other groups that represent the interests of anything besides corporate profit?
Economist Joseph Stiglitz addressed the AFL-CIO convention Tuesday on the subject of inequality — the way wealth and income is concentrating at the very top while the rest of us fall behind.
Congress returns this week, and Republican obstruction of efforts to help jobs and the economy will continue. Their threats to shut down the government and blow up the debt ceiling will make the economy even worse. We have to stop them.
This treaty will allow corporations to sue governments for "lost profits" if governments try to enforce environmental, health, labor and other laws. Tobacco's involvement is the "smoking gun."
The July trade report is out. Exports are rising, but imports are rising even more. So our vast, humongous, enormous, out-of-control trade deficit continues its upward trajectory, sucking more jobs and money from our economy.
What fresh hell is this? When Congress returns Republicans are going to try their damndest to shut down the government over Obamacare. After that they will cross the Styx, and threaten to explode the world economy. How much damage will they do?
Inequality awareness test: If someome makes $50,000 in one state, but the company lays the worker off and moves to a low-wage state to hire someone for $25,000, doesn't that mean that net wages paid to American workers is $25,000 less?
Tea Party types say the "sequester" is just cutting "waste" out of the government. In Santa Clara County, CA 18,000 families face possible homelessness Sept. 1. And that's just one county of thousands.
Here are three words or phrases currently being used widely that back up Republican anti-government propaganda. And here are some ideas about what you might want to say instead.
Here is one thing Congress could do that would create more jobs, boost the economy and reduce both the budget deficit and the trade deficit. It would provide a big boost now, and an ongoing boost from now on.
As we remember Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech, it is a good time to reflect on our own dreams of what our society could become. What is my dream? It starts with jobs. But it goes on from there.
Martin Luther King Jr. outlined his dream 50 years ago this weekend. We made much of it happen. Let's dream some more. Let's dream about what we could do in the next 50 years.
Let’s put people to work fixing our roads and bridges, and teaching our children. Here's one way to show how a job-creation program starts a virtuous cycle that benefits everyone.
America used to have a thriving computer-chip manufacturing industry. Now China does that. America deserves to have a solar manufacturing industry, even if the "serious people" say this should end up in China, too. This is about jobs.
The parents of the Republican Party are away for the summer and the Tea-nagers are ransacking the House. But is it really a surprise that people who hate government itself would act to destroy government itself?
Two new stories today that just happened to be located one after the other in my news feed illustrate the divide between what most of us are experiencing, and how the Very Serious People see good times rolling.
Republicans are trying to get people to blame Detroit's working people for Detroit's problems, while just ignoring the $12 billion/month automotive trade deficit caused by "free trade" agreements. Seriously? They expect us to swallow that nonsense?
Serious People said budget deficits hurt the economy. We increased taxes on the rich and the deficits went down. Now Serious People say taxes hurt the economy.
It is not hard to imagine ways we could fix the terrible unemployment situation. Fix the country's crumbling infrastructure. Fix trade. Stop the stupid "sequester" budget cuts. You can even get a little bit visionary.
Giving unemployment benefits to unemployed people keeps them from going to your boss and offering to do your job for half what you are paid. . Employers want a "seller's market."
Republicans are going to spend August "blaming President Barack Obama and his fellow Democrats for Americans' unhappiness with government." That's right, they're going to blame government, not themselves.
Two stories in the news today illustrate what is happening to the middle class. One story is about numbers showing how the middle is being squeezed. The other is about how people are literally being squished.
The blogosphere is talking about how Republican Majority Leader Eric Cantor was caught in an outright falsehood about the country's deficit, and how PolitiFact backed him up.
The enormous, humongous, vast, staggering, unbelievable, job-sucking, economy-sucking US trade deficit shrank to “only” $34.2 billion from a revised $44.1 billion in May. Exports of US goods and petroleum were […]