A great old Calvin & Hobbes comic strip tells us a lot about the current budget debate: it's the mattress fire of budget proposals. It’s not going anywhere, and it wasn’t designed to. So, what’s next?
This is nothing more than a basket of gleeful, surgical giveaways to big-dollar Republican donors. We need to expose, at every opportunity, that we’re watching. We need to make it clear that we will remember this in 2018 and 2020.
Contrary to industry lies, predatory payday loans do not provide access to credit. Instead, lenders take advantage of borrowers’ financial need to trap them in debt indefinitely.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is releasing the first-ever proposed federal rules that rein in payday lenders. Grassroots pressure led to the rules; we'll need more pressure to fend off the industry attack.
In Iowa, grassroots leaders asked tough questions of Democratic presidential candidates Martin O’Malley and Bernie Sanders about actual solutions to poverty and the other struggles facing real Americans.