Medical Device Tax Tricks

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.

Ford Assembly Line — 100 Years

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.

It’s MFG Day!

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.

Even In Shutdown, TPP Still Troubles

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.

A New Website Had A Glitch! Shut Down the Government!

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?

How The “Magic Asterisk” Caused The Shutdown

If you want to understand how we got to the point of a government shutdown, ask any Republican exactly what they would cut from the budget, and ask them to give actual dollar amounts of how much money that would "save."

Dems Say Don’t Lock In Sequester

Stop harming the economy. Budget cuts and the sequester are killing the economic recovery and jobs. Let's get back to funding government. Fortunately several top Dems agree.
Dems Say Don’t Lock In Sequester

Don’t Just Accept The Sequester

Never mind the Obamacare misdirection taking place in this budget battle. Don't let Republicans lock in the terrible and cruel “sequester” budget levels as the new budget base.

The Shutdown Opportunity For Senate Democrats

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.

AFL-CIO To Fight “Trade” Deals Like TPP

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?

Don’t Let Republicans Make The Economy Even Worse!

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.

Enormous, Humongous Trade Deficit Grows

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.

Fresh Hell When Congress Returns

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?
Fresh Hell When Congress Returns

Take The Texas Job-Poaching Test

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?

My Dream — It All Starts With Jobs

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.
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