Four Republican Bills That Are Not About Jobs

Four Republican Senators — Thune, Toomey, Hutchison, and Brown — held a press conference today, to remind Americans about their job creation legislation.
Terrance Heath

Will American Anti-Labor Policies Infect Europe?

I want to send a warning to working people in Europe: when you let your businesses save money by mistreating workers in other countries, it might teach them to think they can save money by mistreating you, too. Over here in the US we have learned this the hard way.

Payroll Tax Compromise Common Sense With A Bitter Aftertaste

“If you want to have an argument about whether you want to help people making $40,000 or people making $1 million, we’re happy to have that argument,” Nadeam Elshami, a spokesman for House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, was quoted today by the Christian Science Monitor
Isaiah J. Poole

China Is Very “Business-Friendly”

China is very, very "business-friendly." Corporate conservatives lecture us that we should be more "business-friendly," in order to "compete" with China. They say we need to cut wages and benefits, work longer hours, get rid of overtime and sick pay -- even lunch breaks.

Mitt’s Michigan Bailout Wreck

In this morning's Progressive Breakfast, I referred to Mitt Romney's Michigan TV spot as "Romney's Auto Bailout Spin-Out.
Terrance Heath

Wingnut Welfare Climate Con

Not that we didn't already know it, but the wingnut welfare industry is thoroughly corrupt and it turns out that one of the most thoroughly corrupt is the climate science skeptic sector:

Will Scott Walkers Love Affair with Realtors Be Part of the John Doe Investigation

Governor Scott Walker and his new team of criminal defense lawyers will be meeting with the Milwaukee County District Attorney soon to answer questions in a multifaceted "John Doe" probe being conducted by the DA into potentially illegal activities of Walker’s staff during the time he served as Mi...
Mary Bottari

Rick Santorum – WFT (What The Frack)

I'd like to urge Mitt Romney to disregard his fellow Republicans' warnings not to destroy Rick Santorum, and step up his attacks on
Terrance Heath

Infrastructure And Manufacturing In The Presidents Budget

Saying the country can't "cut our way to growth," the President has some serious infrastructure money in his budget, along with serious help for America's manufacturers. This will create jobs and make our economy more competitive. Republicans are already blasting it as "more government spending."

At CPAC The Worst of Both Worlds

The Republican coalition, and indeed American conservatism itself over the past 30 years, has been characterized as an odd, almost unnatural pairing of "culture warrior" social conservatives and Ayn-Rand-fixated fiscal conservative, held together by little more that intellectually inconsistent rheto...
Terrance Heath

Free Markets not Free Love

I have always wondered why the libertarians almost always choose the right wing party in America, when theoretically, they could just as easily choose the left.

Trickle-Down in the Other Down Under

GOP White House hopefuls want taxes on the rich cut even lower than they've already been cut. What might a tax-the-rich-even-less future bring? The land of the kiwi offers one frightful answer.

Mitt Romney CPAC Rock Star

I have to admit, for a progressive being at CPAC can feel like being a "stranger in a strange land.
Terrance Heath

The Sound of Santorum

Rick Santorum arrived at CPAC today, but he was everywhere at CPAC yesterday.
Terrance Heath

Newts CPAC Schedule

OK. I'll admit it. Newt Gingrich got me on this one. I walked into the CPAC 2012 conference this morning with my guard down (first mistake), and picked up what I thought was up updated schedule of events for the main ballroom. Then I read it.
Terrance Heath

Here Is A Budget That Works

President Obama is preparing to roll out his 2013 budget. If he wants a budget that gets rid of the deficit, meets human needs and does the things that polls show the public overwhelmingly wants done, The People's Budget Is The Template!

Digging Holes at CPAC

I knew it was going to be a good day when the first thing I saw at CPAC was Herman Cain's bus. I'm going to give Herman the benefit of the doubt that he sat in the front of the bus this time.
Terrance Heath

Bachmann & Bin Laden at CPAC

Michele Bachmann's speech at CPAC 2012 wasn't quite the start turn that her appearance in 2011 — when Americas Bachmannia infection started spreading.
Terrance Heath

Foreclosure Fraud Scoring the Deal Continuing the Fight

The Federal government and the Attorneys General from 49 states have signed a deal with five major banks over charges of fraud, including reported acts of widespread perjury and forgery, in the so-called “robo-signing” scandal.
Richard Eskow

Manufacturing On Planet Economus

Economist Christina Romer had an op-ed in the NY Times this weekend, Do Manufacturers Need Special Treatment? The question that keep coming back to me is why did she feel the need to write an op-ed to diss manufacturing? Is it just an economist thing?
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