Don’t Even Talk About Cuts

Democrats won the shutdown fight. Republicans lost and the public hates them and their ideas. Here is a guiding message Democrats should use from here on out: Jobs help the economy. Cuts hurt the economy.

Dear Congress – Stop This Manufactured Crisis

Forty-one organizations, representing millions of Americans, are united in asking Congress to stand against those who would "hold our economy hostage in order to dictate the terms of the debate."
Roger Hickey
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Common Sense for the Manufactured Budget Crisis

Republicans are gearing up once more to hold the nation hostage over the budget. As the melodrama and posturing rev up, here is a common-sense field guide for the self-inflicted crisis.
Robert Borosage
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Why D.C. Mayor’s Veto Of Walmart Wage Bill Is A National Outrage

The veto is the latest in a nationwide battle to end the practices of companies such as Walmart that build their businesses on the backs of workers receiving poverty wages and on the backs of taxpayers who subsidize their businesses.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Recovery for the Rich, Recession for the Rest

Five years after the financial crisis, it’s become increasingly apparent that the government didn’t rescue “the economy.” It rescued the wealthy, while doing far too little for everyone else.
Recovery for the Rich, Recession for the Rest
Richard Eskow
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Stand With Detroit, Stand With Cities

"Stand With Detroit" is about standing up to the conservative bullies in Congress and the states who have launched a sustained attack against cities and the programs that support their economic vitality.
Isaiah J. Poole
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Bernanke to Congress: Stop Killing Jobs and Growth

In his congressional testimony yesterday, Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke called out the Congress, telling them to stop the reckless and mindless spending cuts that are killing jobs and growth.  […]
Robert Borosage
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