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.
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.
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.
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.
“This budget chooses to protect tax breaks and special interests at the expense of education, kids, the social safety net, and seniors,” said ranking Budget Committee member Chris Van Hollen.
In this video, Rep. Keith Ellison explains how the Progressive Caucus' Better Off Budget will address the economic problems of high school and college graduates. “We can’t let young people believe that nobody cares.”
It’s clear that some lawmakers’ visions are out of step with the priorities of the American public on key issues such as job creation, education, and tax loopholes.
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.
The Ryan/Republican budget cuts $5.1 trillion from spending on things that make our lives better, while reducing taxes on the wealthy and corporations. How does this compare to polls of what the public wants?
The Progressive Caucus "Better Off Budget" sets the bar higher than any other economic plan when it comes to job creation. But even that budget accepts limits to the economic policy debate that we should push beyond.
Joshua Smith of EPI talks about the Progressive Caucus budget on "The Zero Hour," and explains how the budget is really "a correction" toward the mainstream the right has pulled the nation away from.
You would think a budget from the largest group of Democrats in the House, that lines up with the American people’s wishes and solves the country’s budget problems, would get some news media coverage.
The CPC budget offers Americans a common-sense set of choices on vital priorities. To do so, it has to take on big money and entrenched special interests. Common sense, it turns out, requires courage.
The Caucus' proposal is a loud and audacious rebuke to conservative austerity economics. It will be a sharp contrast to the budget expected to be introduced in April by House Budget Committee Chair Rep. Paul Ryan.