Walgreens receives a quarter of its revenue from health care programs funded by U.S. taxpayers, but is considering renouncing its U.S. "citizenship" to avoid paying taxes for the U.S. services it uses and customers it gets.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement is being negotiated right now. Members of Congress held a press conference to explain what it must include before it can be approved.
Ask your local candidates for Congress if they understand what a trade deficit is, how large it is, how it affects jobs and the economy and what they intend to do about it.
Discussions between the US and China take place this week, while US companies run ads opposing democracy in Hong Kong.
Corporate Republicans want to continue the operation of the Export-Import Bank because it helps companies sell their products outside of the U.S. The “Tea Party” Republicans want to shut it down. What is going on?
The workers can still join unions. They can still collectively bargain. The union is still their sole bargaining agent. They just don't have to pay for the union's services because that violates their "free speech."
Democrats running for office should pay attention to this survey. Americans are hungry for "populist" solutions that help regular working Americans and are tired of a political system that rigs the game for the already-rich.
At parades, picnics and farmers markets during the 4th of July recess, people will make the case against the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the "fast track" process, and ask members of Congress where they stand.
It is “crony capitalism” only if it is benefiting cronies. It is corporate welfare only if it helps corporations at the expense of the rest of us. The Export-Import Bank helps businesses and workers.
Democrats, Republicans and Tea Party members all get it that jobs are being shipped out of the country. If Democrats want a simple jobs plan, this is it: Fix the trade deficit.
Inside of every country and every system there are competing interests. Investors want their own currency to be strong at any given time and manufacturers want their own currency to be weak at any given time.
Another leak shows that the giant corporations consider themselves powerful enough to just ignore governments, and are negotiating among themselves the rules for world corporate domination in the 21st century.
Tuesday President Obama talked about manufacturing at a TechShop in Pittsburgh. At the same time his administration announced a number of new manufacturing initiatives. How's he doing?
The biggest fixable factor affecting jobs and the economy wasn't mentioned at all in Treasury Secretary Jack Lew's speech on the economy last week: the trade deficit.
The U.S. Treasury secretary gave a major speech on the economy. The discussion that followed reveals much about the disconnect between financial/political elites and the rest of us.
Massive income inequality is not new. Yet there are still conservative myths floating around about why it is and what we can do. Here are a few of the real reasons ordinary Americans languish economically.
This week Democrats added 23 new bills to the comprehensive Make It In America plan. These new bills are not like the usual Republican "giving tax cuts to rich people fixes everything" nonsense. These bills contain real substance.
Did our nation’s news media fulfill its duty to keep you informed about what is going on with your government? Here is what much of the media reported about Wednesday's student loan relief vote in the Senate.
Senators Sherrod Brown and Jeff Sessions have issued an appeal to President Obama to crack down on currency manipulation, which has cost 5.8 million U.S. jobs and increased the federal budget deficit.
Corporations currently owe up to $700 billion in unpaid, “deferred” taxes. Congress can make them pay, or let them off the hook. Guess which choice Congress is about to make.
Republicans flat-out bribe a Virginia state senator to resign, so they can block Obamacare's Medicaid expansion. This shows just how far "rich people government people" Republicans will go.
Instead of creating jobs, a 2011 trade deal with South Korea has cost jobs and increased our trade deficit. Now there are signs that job loss could get much, much worse.
Low wage jobs drive a race to the bottom as people pull back, forcing more layoffs and wage cuts. But America has been replacing good-paying jobs with low-wage jobs for decades. It's time to raise America's pay.
A new study finds that privatization of government services "contributes to the decline of the middle class and the rise in poverty-level jobs, thereby exacerbating growing economic inequality."
Imagine that American factories and other businesses had received $44.2 billion more in orders last month, and every single month, and you can visualize the effect of this.
Sen. Bernie Sanders is introducing an update of the Veterans Administration bill that Republicans filibustered in February. Will Republicans vote to solve the VA scandal or milk it for political gain?
There have been reports that the Trans-Pacific Partnership treaty would ban requirements that government agencies "Buy America" first. The House has voted to protect these provisions from being negotiated away.
Since we signed a "free trade" agreement with Colombia, 73 trade unionists have been murdered there. So 153 Democrats are insisting on stronger labor protections in the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement.
An unfair tax dodge lets corporations hoard their money abroad. This puts honest companies that make things here and pay their taxes at a competitive disadvantage.
The Republican strategy: Step 1: Block the bill (and any/every bill that makes things better). Step 2: Blame Democrats for the damage done by their blocking the bill.
Who did it? Republicans are beginning to harvest the fruits of their obstruction. The strategy is to set the stage for the election by obstructing everything. Then campaign against Democrats because things are not getting better.
Wouldn't a country run of, by and for We the People set things up to benefit We the People – and not just a few already-wealthy people at the expense of the rest of us, our country, and our economy?
Democrats and Republicans pay no price for their robotic votes for trade deal after trade deal, hoping no one will notice. Our job is to notice, turn up the heat and make them pay a price.
The right put its resources into long-term movement building. On our side the money, resources and effort tend to go into looking for "messiah" candidates. It is a remarkably ineffective approach.
There is simply no reason whatsoever that we can't have full employment – except for policies that are intentionally keeping us from having full employment. Our New Populism conference will make that a central theme.
Has privatization saved taxpayers money and improved services to citizens? Simple answer: of course not. Taxpayers are getting fleeced. But the private companies now doing public functions have gotten rich off of the deal.
Another leak of another secretly negotiated treaty reveals another assault on our ability to make our own laws and another boost for the largest (and dirtiest) corporations.
The terrible damage done to working Americans by these trade agreements have become so clear that a New Populist movement is rising up to fight them. The New Populism Conference will explore this movement.
Our government doesn't confront countries that do things like manipulate their currency. The result is American companies shut American factories and lay off American workers.
There is a new populist movement that is driving minimum wage and other reforms across the country. It forms part of a template for how we build independent movements to improve the economy for regular people.