Democracy lost in Wisconsin. Gov. Scott Walker kept his job only after outspending the recall movement 8 to 1. And that doesn’t even count the millions spent by secretive third-party groups.
The following was drafted for delivery at the Protest The Fiscal Summit demonstration outside the Peter G. Peterson Fiscal Summit in Washington on May 15.
On Tuesday, May 15, one of America's wealthiest men, Peter G. Peterson, will use his foundation's money to lecture the rest of us about why the federal deficit is the most serious problem facing our country.
House Republicans are trying to snooker the public with a vote today, around 12 PM ET, on a sham student loan bill. We need you to call House switchboard at 202-225-3121 NOW, ask for your representative and say "Vote No."
This is big: Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist, will address the “Take Back the American Dream” conference in June.
On Tuesday House Republicans, led by Budget Committee chair Paul Ryan, will unveil a suicide pact in the form of a new budget that ignores the clear views of the majority of Americans – and which, if they embrace it almost unanimously, as they did last year’s similar Ryan Budget, will put a gun ...
Republicans have slashed public investment and blocked the President’s American Jobs Act. With 14 million Americans officially unemployed and many millions more having given up finding jobs, you would think […]
The reason members of the Super Committee didn’t reach an agreement is that Republican members insisted on damaging cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and Medicare – AND they wouldn’t budge […]
Politicians beholden to the 1% are trying to evict the Occupy movement, from Wall Street and elsewhere around the country. Meanwhile, in Washington, the “Super Committee” threatens to cut Medicare, […]
Last night, The Thom Hartmann Show hosted Roger Hickey, who delivered a warning to the Democrats of the “Super Committee” who are threatening to cut Social Security and Medicare benefits, […]
TAKE ACTION Sign this petition calling on Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker Boehner to not let the congressional deficit-reduction supercommittee cut Social Security and Medicare. At a […]
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 […]
The Wall Street Journal and other media are reporting definitively on the Obama deficit plan to be announced on Monday. The big news: the President will not propose raising the […]
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 […]
The United Steelworkers Union’s new video, “Fighting Spirit” inspires us all to mobilize and fight back against the big money and right-wing forces that are attacking the rights of working […]
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. […]
Are you disgusted with a Washington held hostage by right-wing Republicans, putting retirement security, health care, and public investment on the chopping block – and ignoring the jobs crisis? What’s […]
Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) should use their power to appoint members of the “Super Committee” created by the new debt ceiling […]
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 […]
The Washington Post and NY Times report that President Obama will offer Republican negotiators major cuts to Social Security and Medicare when they meet today. Supporters of these essential programs […]
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 […]
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” […]
The front page of today’s Wall Street Journal features an article [Key Seniors Association Pivots on Benefit Cut] reporting that AARP “is dropping its longstanding opposition to cutting Social Security […]
Send The Vice-President A Message: Stand With The American Majority. Reject Republican Cuts To Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. Republicans are holding the economy hostage again, threatening to destroy America’s […]
The Campaign for America’s Future released the following statement after joining with several progressive allies for a successful petition drive calling for a rapid military withdrawal from Afghanistan. *** The […]
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. […]
Last week’s special election in New York’s 26th Congressional district was a political earthquake, demonstrating that the American majority, even in the most Republican of districts, will reject a candidate […]
Out in America, unemployment is back up to 9 percent, but inside the Washington Beltway bubble the consensus, driven by conservatives, seems to be for austerity. An unholy alliance of […]
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 […]
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, […]
Ezra Klein has a prominently displayed piece in the Washington Post this morning, entitled The Pro-Social Security case for Social Security reform. He takes to task liberals most committed to […]
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 […]
[Note: The following column was rejected by The Washington Post after two of its regular columnists had done similar op-eds calling for President Obama to cut Social Security and Medicare. […]
The terrible shootings in Arizona should make us all get beyond the sound-bite wars. Will the media let us? As soon as the story leaked that President Obama was about […]
Republican hostage-takers got President Obama to go along with their tax cuts for the wealthy by threatening to raise taxes on the middle class and blocking even modest stimulus funds […]
Picture everyone sitting around the table this Thanksgiving and the cranky old uncle lobs a political hot potato at you designed to push the conversation to a shouting match. He […]
Hundreds of thousands of Americans have now called for Senator Alan Simpson, co-chair of the White House deficit commission, to step down – after he insulted the head of the […]
I support smart economic policies to reduce the structural deficit over time. However, I want to share three major concerns. 1. We are in danger of killing or weakening needed […]
On Saturday, the group known as America Speaks (funded by Wall Street mogul Peter G. Peterson and two other foundations) brought together several thousand people in meetings in 60 cities. […]