TPP: A Deregulation Treaty Not A Trade Treaty

The upcoming Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement is using a process that is rigged from the start. It is being negotiated by executive for the benefit of the corporations they serve. Democracy is not part of the process.

Deficit Problem Solved, Someone Tell Congress

Washington remains focused on a "deficit problem" when there is no deficit problem. According to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) the 2013 budget deficit will be down 60 percent as a share of gross domestic product from FY 2009.

Contact Senators To Save American Jobs

The Communications Workers of America is asking people to contact their senators to block an effort to undermine American workers using the H-1B visa program. Here’s the story. What Is […]

Obama Visits Texas On Jobs, Manufacturing Tour

President Obama is in Texas to launch a “Middle-Class Jobs and Opportunity Tour” that focuses on manufacturing. The president announced an executive order creating three “manufacturing hubs” — Manufacturing Innovation […]

Another Trade Scam – “Duty Evasion”

“Duty evasion” is when foreign competitors undermine American producers using fraudulent schemes to avoid paying the duties they owe. The foreign companies get a competitive advantage from lower prices that […]

CEO Pay And SEC Delay

Earlier this week I wrote about Executive PayWatch from the AFL-CIO. This site tracks the huge wage gap between CEO pay and the average employee. Something many people don’t know […]

CEO Pay And SEC Delay

Earlier this week I wrote about Executive PayWatch from the AFL-CIO. This site tracks the huge wage gap between CEO pay and the average employee. Something many people don’t know […]

What Obama Got Right in His Budget

President Obama's budget proposal was officially released into the wild today. The White House and the media are talking a lot about the deficit reductions and other priorities of the 1%. But there are things in this budget that help the economy and the rest of us, too.

Today’s One-Two Punch Of Jobs And Cuts

Today's news was a one-two punch in the gut for the middle class. First, a terrible jobs report, then a Democratic President offers a budget that proposes cuts to Social Security and Medicare.
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