Today's Ideas & Actions
May 24, 2013
TAKE ACTION While college students struggle under an unprecedented debt burden, big banks are now enjoying interest rates of almost zero. Join Sen. Elizabeth Warren, CAF and Daily Kos in telling Congress to pass her bill that would give students the same rock-bottom interest rates as the big banks. Click here to tell your senators: Co-sponsor Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Bank on Students Loan Fairness Act.
With millions out of work and the economy in trouble, the federal budget sequester is not just dumb, but dangerous. So we launched a campaign to build political pressure to repeal the sequester, including an online petition drive, public education effort and media appearances.
Follow our continuing commentary on the sequester madness and the winning arguments you can use to help end it »
A new report by the Institute for Policy Studies and the Campaign for America's Future shows how the corporate CEOs leading Fix the Debt, an organization that has helped fuel the austerity agenda in Washington, are themselves contributing to the debt as their corporations deduct their outsized compensation packages from their tax bills. Read the report »
We're working to put the plight of minimum wage workers back on the agenda. They need a raise, and the economy won't grow until they and other low-wage workers see their incomes rise.
Sign our petition to Congress: Vote for the $10.10 minimum wage bill »
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Read our series on the minimum wage »
MORNING MESSAGE: Washington’s Literal Sinkhole, And Our Idiotic Fixation On Deficits OurFuture. Org’s Robert Borosage: “On Tuesday, a “sinkhole” suddenly sank in Washington D.
Even With College Degrees, Youth Struggle In A Weak Economy
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s recent data on college graduates has been a gift that keeps on giving.
Washington’s Literal Sinkhole, And Our Idiotic Fixation On Deficits
On Tuesday, a “sinkhole” suddenly sank in Washington D. Three blocks from the White House. Not a metaphor, but a massive hole in the road as “long as a Ford Explorer,” double the width of a train car and 17 feet deep.
TPP: A Deregulation Treaty Not A Trade Treaty
The upcoming Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement is using a process that is rigged from the start. It is not being negotiated by governments for the benefit of their people, it is being negotiated by executives (or future executives/lobbyists currently in government) largely for the benefit of the giant corporations they serve.
Offset This, Sen. Coburn
As I noted in my previous post, even before the winds died down in his home state, Oklahoma Republican Sen.
February’s unemployment numbers were better than the average job creation for the previous three months. The new jobs figures -- an additional 236,000 jobs in February with unemployment edging down to 7.7 percent -- reveal an economy that keeps chugging along against rising headwinds. But don’t break out the bubbly. We are still in a debilitating jobs recession. There are still more than 20 million people in need of full-time work.