The Trump administration, as have all Republican administrations, is promoting tax cuts for the rich, saying they will “create growth.” Tax cuts actually force cuts in the things our government does to make our lives better.
Tax cuts mean cuts to infrastructure, schools, health care, scientific research and all the things our government does to make our lives better — and to help our economy prosper.
It's not just Trump. The Republican Party is using him to engage in a general assault on protections from corruption, pollution, corporate fraud and financial scams. This is who they are.
As Senator Chuck Schumer puts it: "You could not have picked a worse nominee to uphold these goals than Andew Puzder. Everything in his career is antithetical to the goals of the Department of Labor."
The #ResistTrumpTuesdays movement is urging lawmakers to "Make a Date" to hold town hall meetings with their constituents during an upcoming congressional recess that will run February 18-26.
Senate Republicans silenced Elizabeth Warren when she was reading aloud a critical letter from three decades ago about Jeff Sessions during a debate over his confirmation as attorney general. She persisted.
A trade deficit can be a good thing if it's temporary and if the deficit is used for things that help our economy, like productive investment at home. But our trade deficit isn't doing anything productive.
The post-inauguration wave of protests is continuing and morphing. They are becoming more focused and following some of the tactics that proved successful for the tea party. It looks like they may be starting to get results.
Clearly, automation is killing American jobs, but more manufacturing should still be happening at home for many reasons. The trade deficit with China is draining us.
There's no better time to speak out: February 1 is a national call-in day to oppose Trump's nomination of Andy Puzder for Secretary of Labor.
The point of Holocaust Remembrance Day was to counter people who say “lots of people suffered, not just Jews." The Trump administration's statement said just that.
The nominee for Secretary of Labor, the department with the mission of promoting rights and higher wages for working people, was hit this week with 33 anti-worker charges.
Donald Trump made big but vague promises about creating millions of jobs building "beautiful" roads, bridges and other public assets. Now that he is president, details matter.
Though TPP was killed by a long progressive fight that resulted in it not having the votes to pass Congress, of course, he took credit for killing it himself. So now that that’s over, how should our country trade with the world?
Wow. Huge, huge crowds, even the little places, even in the "heartland." Some say it was the biggest demonstration in US history. The Tea Party had all that Koch money pushing media coverage. We the People have democracy.
In his inaugural address President Trump said that "the wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed all across the world." Trump's "Strategic and Policy Forum" is doing just that.
Reagan and both Bushes cut taxes for the rich and their corporations, promising that the "benefits" would "trickle down' to the rest of us. So did Kansas and Puerto Rico. How'd that work out for them -- and us?
People's Action urges people to call their congressperson at (202) 224-3121 to tell them to protect the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). But that's just a start.
In a "big win" for working people, the management of the United States Postal Service is dropping a privatization pilot program that involved allowing Staples stores to act as Post Offices.
Decades of selling off our manufacturing ecosystem, laying off millions and keeping wages stagnant for the rest brought us Trump's finger on the nuclear button.
Ninety-four percent of us pay into Social Security from every paycheck we receive. A few of us stop paying into Social Security in the first few working hours of the year.
Just ten multinational conglomerates control almost all of the food and beverage "brands" we all recognize. These ten companies "collectively generate revenues of more than $1.1bn a day."
Lightizer's nomination signals that Trump is likely to oppose the "free trade" ideology and policy of the last several decades, as wel as much of the Republican coalition.
Remember how the "news" media was going on and on about the Clinton Foundation -- at least when they weren't going on and on abut Hillary Clinton's emails, or airing entire Trump rallies for free?
Coal miners, their communities and Faith groups are calling on President-presumed-Elect Donald Trump to honor his campaign promise to help coal workers.
The coalition warns "Trump’s policies present a dire threat to the lives and well-being of workers and contractors across the tech sector ... be they immigrants, women, workers or Muslim Americans."
Radical changes coming, the will of We the People notwithstanding. We need to organize, protest, resist and most of all apply pressure to politicians. We can't let them get away with this.
Before we accept the coming destruction of our government as "normal" or "just politics," here is something to think about. Our government is supposed to work for us, We the People, for our benefit, to make our lives better.
Outgoing Louisiana Republican Congressman Charles Boustany is being talked about as a contender for becoming Donald Trump's US Trade Representative (USTR).
Trump, believe it or not, is President-elect of the United States. That is a position of great power, commanding great influence over what people think and do.
Donald Trump has promised that “every policy decision we make must pass a simple test: Does it create more jobs and better wages for Americans?” Will he at least make federal contractors stop stealing wages from their workers?
Our Revolution and Good Jobs Nation will hold a rally with low-wage federal contract workers Wednesday to call on President-elect Trump to honor his promises to working people, including federal contractor employees.
A trade deficit is a deficit in people's jobs and livelihoods. Forty straight years of trade deficits is a big part of what led to Donald Trump.
Corporate-backed Republicans in Congress are pushing to strip "Buy America" provisions from a bill to help fix the country's water systems. Trump campaigned on government help for American manufacturing and jobs. How will this play out?
The tea leaves -- and that's all we have from this already-secretive administration -- are telling us that things are going to be very, very bad for America's workers under a Donald "wages are too high" Trump administration.
The hits just keep on coming. It looks like the self-described "great negotiator" is giving away our tax dollars to a company he promised to "penalize" – even before taking office.
A report from NELP shows that since 2012 Fight for $15 has already achieved nearly $62 billion in raises for American workers.
Underlying Trump's plan to "eliminate" government regulations is the premise that "government regulation" is itself a bad thing. And underlying that is the premise that government of by and for the people itself is illegitimate.
How did it get to be "normal" that actual, verifiable ballots are not actually counted, yet we trust the reported results? Instead of publicly counting ballots we rely on results reported by computer tabulators
Trump's plan does not call for public investment in public infrastructure, nor does it call for hiring local construction companies using American suppliers and creating jobs for American union workers.