Warning To Supercommittee Dont Cut Medicare

The members of Congress’ deficit-reduction “supercommittee” should be on notice: When the time comes to pay to clean up the mess that Wall Street’s excesses caused in our economy, Americans […]
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Labor Day Is A Time To Act

Today’s unemployment report, which shows zero net job creation and 14 million people officially unemployed, shows that the economy is dead in the water, and the focus on deficit reduction […]
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Put Bernie On The Super Committee

The immediate impact of the “debt deal” was bad enough: painful cuts without any tax increases for the wealthy. But Phase Two could be much worse–unless we push back hard. […]
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Stop Disastrous Debt Deal Save the American Dream

Americans have learned in the past few days that conservative Republicans in Congress are willing to risk default on America’s financial obligations, to protect the tax breaks for the rich […]
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Budget Austerity Is Crippling The Economy

The unemployment numbers released today are terrible, and they show that budget austerity is crippling the recovery. After the worst recession since the Great Depression, the federal government made an […]
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Conrad’s 50-50 Proposal Is a Good Sign

The following is an statement distributed to the news media earlier today. You can call on your representatives in Congress to support a deficit reduction plan based on “shared sacrifice” […]
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10 Years Of Bush Tax Cuts Is Enough

Tomorrow is the 10th anniversary of the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy. And we’re going to commemorate these costly handouts … by taking action to get rid of them. […]
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Move Over Chamber of Commerce Meet TheMiddleClassorg [VIDEO]

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Editor’s Note: Yesterday, Campaign for America’s Future Co-Director Roger Hickey joined MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan to discuss the re-launch […]
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Sen Conrad Unifies Dems Against Ryan Yes Kent Conrad

House Budget chairman Paul Ryan’s budget resolution has been rightly condemned by anyone who cares about economic recovery, Medicare, Medicaid, public investment, programs for the poor and disadvantaged, tax justice, […]
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Tomorrow We Build The Jobs Movement [VIDEO]

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Yesterday, Campaign For America’s Future Co-Director Roger Hickey appeared on MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan Show to preview tomorrow’s “Summit […]
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URGENT: Stop CNN From Airing Deficit Propaganda

This weekend, CNN is giving four hours of free airtime to the leading propagandist fanning the flames of deficit hysteria, Pete Peterson, along with his lackeys.  Bloggers and online activists […]
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Now Obama Owns a Deficit Commission – and Senator Simpson

This morning President Obama signed an executive order creating a National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform. This commission is based on an idea promoted by two Senators, Kent Conrad […]
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Don’t Kill the Health Reform Bill. Improve It.

The blogosphere is aflame with debate over the Senate health care bill. I’ve just been sent 10 reasons (in one blog post) why progressives should kill the bill and start […]
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