It's Tax Day! And right now Congress is working on Tax Day giveaways for the big corporations. When corporations avoid paying their fair share of taxes, the rest of us end up picking up the tab. So Happy Tax Day!
Paul says "We can't be the party of the plutocrats and the rich people." Then he pretends Reagan was the last president to create jobs. But there was this guy named Bill Clinton...
Rep. Paul Ryan, who authored the House's anti-Robin Hood spending plan, said the budget “comes down to a matter of trust.” Trust, he believes, should be placed in the rich and D.C. politicians like him, a Prince John man.
At the end of 2013 a pack of corporate tax breaks that long ago should have been weeded out of the tax code finally expired. Today is a good day to tell Congress to stop trying to revive these tax zombies.
Call Speaker Boehner at (661)-BOEHNER (661-263-4637) to reach one of his three Ohio offices. Tell him you want an up-or-down House vote on the unemployment insurance bill already passed by the Senate.
This budget dramatically cuts taxes on the wealthy and their corporations, paying for it with enormous cuts in the safety net and in the things government does to make our lives better.
We measure a lot of stuff in our society. But it’s rare that we try to measure our progress in achieving the American ideal of opportunity, especially when it comes to our nation’s young people.
Millions of Americans file their federal income tax returns on April 15 each year with no idea what the government actually does with all that money. Here's the surprising truth behind where your federal income tax dollars go.
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will finish her five-year tenure having implemented the biggest expansion of health insurance in 50 years. What should we learn from her success story?
If Citi and its peers hadn’t committed their fraud, America’s young people – along with millions of other Americans – wouldn’t need employment assistance today.
Pay is really low, and employment practices make companies "look awesome on paper" even as they "wreak havoc on the lives and incomes of workers" as well as the overall economy.
It’s testing season in America, and despite of how students do, it’s clear who is already flunking the exams: Major media outlets and an entrenched education regime that’s prevailed in policy making for over 30 years.
A recent poll found that nine out of ten fast-food workers report having wages stolen from them. Keep in mind that these are people already paid only at or near the way-too-low minimum wage. Here's what we can do.
The battle over the principles and policies in the Progressive Caucus budget, contrasted against the federal budget proposal by Rep. Paul Ryan, will continue all the way through the November elections.
Republicans are suddenly talking about compromises in order to pass the Senate's extended unemployment insurance bill. They are feeling the pressure. Give them some more by calling Boehner at (513) 285-9008.
Your annual statement of earned Social Security benefits? Gone. Social Security field offices? Cut. Phone service? Slashed. All the evidence points to one conclusion: These cuts are motivated by ideology.
Campaign for America's Future has set up a special phone number - (513) 285-9008 - that will connect you directly to the Speaker, so you can demand he allow a vote on the Senate bill.
Tell your member of Congress (MOC) to vote for the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) “Better Off Budget’ (BOB). The public needs to know that this progressive approach addresses so many of the country's problems.
A Wall Street Journal story today alleges "systematic scrutiny" of tea-party groups by the IRS. It has become a "truth" on the right that the IRS "targets" conservative "political" groups. Here is what is going on.
Baseball’s top hitter and Wall Street power suits both ply their trades in a high-speed world. That hitter will make over a quarter-billion in the next decade. The top suits stand to ‘earn’ astonishingly more.
This week, the House of Representatives will vote on the Republican-Ryan budget and the Progressive Caucus "Better off Budget." The former is nonsense; the latter common sense. One of them is likely to pass.
As a recent Pew study reported, millennial disaffection with the two-party system appears to be at record levels. But Sen. Rand Paul gravely misunderstands the nature of that political disaffection.
The March jobs report is more of the same. Slow growth, not nearly enough to make a dent in mass unemployment. Congress continues to dig potholes that slow growth. Americans are paying a harsh price for folly.
What one of the Koch brothers calls "character assassination" in a Wall Street Journal editorial, others would describe as a simple recounting of the facts. So let's turn the question over to an unimpeachable authority.
Creating jobs is our most immediate priority. We could create 4.6 million right away by passing the Progressive Caucus "Better Off Budget" and another 5.8 million by confronting currency manipulation.
Even in a conservative fantasy world, where you can cut, cut, cut to your heart's content, the budget still doesn't balance unless you cheat. You can look at that mathematical reality the Palin way, or the sane way.
It doesn't matter how much we might increase exports if we don't do something about imports, too, because if imports are higher than exports, that is a net loss of jobs and wealth.
Democrats left K-12 education out of its "Fair Shot" agenda. But if they want a fair shot at economic success for all workers, Democrats need to press for a fair shot at education for all students.
This latest Supreme Court ruling is a decisive battle in a determined and wealthy minority’s war against the popular will. And the people will continue to lose – until the rules of engagement are changed.
Where the Ryan budget cuts, the Better Off Budget invests. Where the Ryan budget attacks the poor, the Better Off Budget lifts up the poor. Where the Ryan budget kills jobs, the Better Off Budget creates jobs.
I am confident our federal government has learned its lessons from Obamacare's early problems. But the media, which employed so much alarmist coverage, I am not so sure.
The common thread to all of the New Jersey governor scandals is a set of mutually beneficial relationships with Big Money and corporate-connected firms. Personal loyalty and ambition seem to trump the public interest.
The latest proposal from the House Budget Committee chairman is less April Fool's joke and more cruel hoax. This budget – and more importantly, the values and priorities that it enshrines – must be challenged.
A Senate report looks into how the world's largest maker of construction and mining equipment avoided $2.4 billion in taxes. Those taxes could pay teachers, fix bridges and feed hungry people.
Former Sen. Ted Kaufman, one of the great heroes in the fight for financial reform, doesn’t pull any punches in reacting to a report highlighting a lack of zeal in prosecuting Wall Street foreclosure fraud.
If Democrats draw a clear contrast with Republicans on these key issues and do what they need to do to bypass the corporate media gatekeepers and reach the public, they will win.
As Senate Democrats rolled out their "Fair Shot for Everyone" agenda, Republicans were arguing that Obama's populist message had failed with swing voters. But populism hasn't failed; it just hasn't been tried yet.
Corporations are legally required to allow timely union elections. So Republicans are trying to pass legislation to drag the process out and give time for companies to put pressure on workers.
When Speaker John Boehner really wants to get something done, he gets it done. Accounting gimmicks. Bending House procedural rules. He just did for doctors. What about the jobless?