Fight Tuesday For 2 Million Unemployed

There are 2 million people who are about to lose their unemployment benefits starting at the end of this month, and yet there is a real possibility that the lame-duck […]
Isaiah J. Poole

Its About Jobs Not Deficits

What is the matter with people in Washington and New York? There is obviously a jobs emergency and they’re talking about deficits — and in the middle of a frenzy […]

SimpsonBowles A Predawn Raid on the Middle Class

The following was co-written with Roger Hickey. Wednesday, the Presidential Deficit Commission’s co-chairs released a radically right-wing budget proposal. They acted without any prior announcement, just three weeks before the […]
Richard Eskow

Hey Were Gonna Balance the Budget But Seriously Folks

Heard any good jokes lately? This headline was making the Internet rounds yesterday: “Sen. Conrad: Extend All Tax Cuts; Time to Get ‘Serious’ About Deficit.” It’s easy to see the […]
Richard Eskow

To Lift The Economy Lift Wages

To lift the economy, we have to lift wages. Increased wages will restore demand. The changes that will increase wages will help restore democracy. The social contract used to be […]

Businesses Do Not Create Jobs

Businesses do not create jobs. In fact, the way our economy is structured the incentive is for businesses to get rid of as many jobs as they can. Demand Creates […]

Bravo To Geithner Trade Balance Plan

In October Treasury Secretary Geithner sent a letter to the G20 member nations asking them to join and set targets limiting trade imbalances to ensure “orderly rebalancing of global demand.” […]

Tea Party Betrayed Earmarks

I have been writing about the Tea Party, and asking what they will do if/when the DC Republicans betray them. CAF has set up a page for the Tea Party […]

Sit Stay A New York Times Chew Toy for Blue Dogs

The conservative wing of the Democratic Party just drove it over a cliff, but you’d never know if from reading Matt Bai’s latest New York Times piece. It’s the latest […]
Richard Eskow

Conservatives Kill Jobs & Come Back For More

If, in the future, Republicans ever again ask “Where are the jobs?” it will be because they’ve forgotten where they buried the ones they killed. For now, though, it’s clear […]
Terrance Heath

The Voters Message Manufacturing a Solution

No doubt voters sent a message last Tuesday. Deciphering it correctly is crucial. Republican cryptographers interpreted the election results that gave the GOP control of one house of Congress as […]
Leo Gerard

Tea Party Betrayed Already

I have been writing about the Tea Party, and asking what they will do if/when the DC Republicans betray them. CAF has set up a page for the Tea Party […]

Ridiculous Idea of The Day Melissa Bean for CFPB

This is a joke. Politico is floating the idea that notorious Wall Street crony Rep. Melissa Bean, D-Ill., could be tapped to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau if she […]
Zach Carter

Jobs Its BOLD PLAN Time

Today’s jobs report showed that the economy added 151,000 jobs in October, the biggest rise since May. The 159,000 increase in private sector employment was the second-largest monthly rise of […]

The GOPs Pyrrhic Victory Why It Wont Work Pt 1

First, let’s just face it. For the next couple of years, at least, this is the end of any progress on jobs or the economy. Democrats will probably have to […]
Terrance Heath

The GOPs Pyrrhic Victory Why It Wont Work Pt 3

It Won’t Work Not to pick on Kathleen Parker, but the "narrative" she suggested the Democrats take from midterm elections — "You can’t sell people what they don’t want" — […]
Terrance Heath

The Fightin Side of Nancy Pelosi

Nancy Pelosi has just announced that she’s running for the position of House Minority Leader. As a San Franciscan, maybe she understood that turning her leadership role over to the […]
Richard Eskow
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