By passing this one bill, Congress could repeal the mindless across-the-board budget cuts known as the sequester and at the same time close loopholes corporations use to escape paying taxes.
Sign a promise to join the Campaign for America’s Future and eight other groups representing millions of Americans in a campaign to get rid of the sequester on December 12.
The budget conference committee meets this week to hammer out a "bipartisan compromise," before kamikaze conservatives” pull the economy into another nosedive. CBO Director Doug Elmendorf has some advice:
The Washington Post went down to Georgia looking for a story on economic decline in southern "tea party" districts. Like the Devil in Charlie Daniel's famous song, the Post left empty-handed.
It is a bit worrying that the White House has to explain virtually every day now that just because it sounds like White House officials and the president are putting entitlements on the chopping block doesn't mean they really are doing it.
In Spanish, "sequester" literally means to kidnap someone, or take someone hostage. This fall, Republicans want to use the sequester to take the economy hostage again.
The President's budget is less a blueprint for government than a statement of purpose from the administration. In this divided government, it is already “dead on arrival.” For all of its volumes and detail, it is at best a list of priorities. And there it is distinctively disappointing.
The negative effects of ratcheting up security measures on schools are multifaceted. Studies conducted where is widespread presence of armed guards and security in schools have found that these measures lead to more students being pushed out of school and into the criminal justice system.
It's time to think the unthinkable: The leader of the Democratic Party is about to submit a budget which cuts Social Security benefits. And Republicans are planning a double-cross, an undertaking for which they have demonstrated talent.
Millennials – the largest, best educated, and most diverse generation in our nation’s history – have one question for Democrats seeking election in 2014: Do your values really reflect ours? […]
Jonathan Chait flagged this quote from Eric Cantor today and came up with an interesting theory as to why he said it: Mr. Cantor complained that the president, while insisting […]
“Honey, if you can’t love yourself, how the hell you gonna love someone else?…..Can I get an amen?” — RuPaul One of the most interesting things about the focus on […]
Republicans are suffering grievously from the syndrome that singer Joni Mitchell memorialized in the hit “Big Yellow Taxi” in 1970. The chorus says it all: Don’t it always seem to […]
This week our federal government effectively shut down the Fung Wah bus company.. Fung Wah had a loyal customer following because it was ridiculously dirt-cheap, $15 one-way from New York […]
The next time your Republican representative says they support the troops, laugh and call them a liar because they obviously don’t care enough to make sure the men and women […]
Campaign for America’s Future, the AFL-CIO, and more than 60 national organizations today had one simple message for Congress: Repeal the sequester. Over 300,000 activists joined forces for a national […]
Conservatives are using the sequester as leverage in their latest attempt to hold our economy and government hostage.
More than 20 members of Congress responded to over 300,000 American voices calling for passage of legislation that would repeal of the federal budget sequester. The bill, H.R. 900, is […]