Forty-one organizations, representing millions of Americans, are united in asking Congress to stand against those who would "hold our economy hostage in order to dictate the terms of the debate."
"Inequality for All" dramatizes the growing income gap in the United States and the implications for the health of the American economy. You should see this film – and you should get others to see it.
For four long years after the recession officially ended, conservative austerity policies have sabotaged America’s economic recovery, condemning millions of Americans to unemployment and poverty. And in Europe, the same […]
In testimony last week Apple CEO Timothy Cook proudly described the ingenious ways in which Apple tax attorneys have gamed the U.S. tax system to make sure their company pays […]
President Obama’s decision to include cuts to Social Security benefits in his budget is wrong policy and dumb politics. His chained CPI plan is wrong because it hurts Americans who […]
Every American who cares about jobs and a healthy U.S. economy should pick up the phone right now, call your Congressperson’s office, and tell whoever answers, “I want my representative […]
Our month-long campaign to “disarm the austerity bomb” and repeal the sequester is gaining traction in Washington. On Monday, leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus joined our call, saying if […]
How many economists does it take to make the Congress, President Obama and the media pay attention? Nobel laureate Paul Krugman has been warning of the dangers of austerity in […]
With tonight’s State of the Union address, President Obama attempted to refocus his new second term with a focus on jobs and supporting the middle class. He clearly wants to […]
A report in The Hill newspaper last night suggested that Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) may be floating a proposal that includes cuts to Social Security and Medicare. If Sen. Schumer's proposal was accurately reported, the senator could not be more wrong.
Here we go again.
For years now, various gangs of Senators - the Gang of 8, or 6, or 14 - have declared dire deficit emergencies and called for austerity: Cut public spending and cut Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security benefits, they tell us.
Election Day was a smashing victory for progressives and middle-class populism. But the deficit hysterics, budget slashers and Social Security haters refuse to heed our voices. Within hours of the […]
In addressing the deficit today, President Obama opened his remarks with the crucial truth: “at a time when our economy’s still recovering from the great recession, our top priority has […]
They call it the "fiscal cliff," but it's Social Security that's going to be pushed over it, unless we speak out now.
President Obama is enjoying a post-convention bump in job approval (Gallup says 7 percentage points – from 45 to 52 percent) after the negative and divisive Republican convention, followed by the energetic populism of the Democrats in Charlotte.
The following is a short version of the visionary report "Prosperity Economics" by Jacob S.
At a campaign stop in south central Virginia this past Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden said to a relieved coffee shop patron that, "Number one, I guarantee you, flat guarantee you, there will be no changes in Social Security. I flat guarantee you."
The Affordable Care Act is already working.