The Wrong Deficit

Deficit fever has swept through our capital, and President Obama has finally caught it. However, his speech is focusing on the wrong deficit. And that’s because, quite sadly, our political […]

Not Needed An Accountant In Chief

The following was originally published by Politico. With his Wednesday address to the nation, President Barack Obama enters the lists in the debate over the nation’s deficits. His path, no […]
Robert Borosage

Why Progressives Keep On Losing and the Right Keeps On Winning

Congratulations! The “grand compromise” will cut nearly thirty nine billion dollars in needed government spending, which proves how “serious” everyone is about reducing the deficit. The grand compromisers could have […]
Richard Eskow

Cutting The Economy And Jobs

Cuts are all the rage now in Versailles D.C. They cut taxes for the rich (again), then to pay for the tax cuts they cut the things We the People […]

Colombia FTA Rewarding Promises Instead of Performance

Tragically, the government of Colombia exhibits the behavior of an addict. And, just as regrettably, the United States is co-dependent, so addicted to so called free trade that it plans […]
Leo Gerard

Paul Ryan & Welfare Reforms Catastrophic Success

When conservatives start talking "welfare reform," progressives usually respond one of two ways. We either: (a) start inching towards the exits; or (b) stand in open-mouthed wonder, asking one another […]
Terrance Heath

Move Over Chamber of Commerce Meet TheMiddleClassorg [VIDEO]

Visit for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy Editor’s Note: Yesterday, Campaign for America’s Future Co-Director Roger Hickey joined MSNBC’s Dylan Ratigan to discuss the re-launch […]
Roger Hickey

TheMiddleClassorg Rates The Ryan Budget Plan Thumbs Way Down, the website that evaluates legislation and congressional votes based on their impact on middle-class people, is being officially reintroduced today with a scathing indictment of the House Republican budget […]
Isaiah J. Poole

GOP Offers No Death Panels Just Death From Lack of Care

Republicans concocted death panels in an attempt to terrify Americans about health care reform, then propagated the lie because they wanted insurance corporations to profit from illness and injury unfettered. […]
Leo Gerard

Making The Tough Decisions

Sometimes I think that the best thing that the only way our country is going to survive is if all of our political elites are forced to live like an […]

Obama Gets It Right On Education – Really

Last week, President Obama gave us a clear perspective of what’s wrong with current education policies and a positive vision for where they should be going. In a townhall meeting, […]
Jeff Bryant

Getting Worried

Charlie Cook can hardly believe what he’s seeing: [T]alking with Republican pollsters, strategists and veteran campaign professionals recently, I now hear sounds of concern that haven’t been heard in almost […]

Pay Back the Money Borrowed From Social Security

Throughout its 75 year history, Social Security has provided critical economic security to millions of retirees, families, children and the disabled. Social Security is paid for by the dedicated contributions […]

Sen Conrad Unifies Dems Against Ryan Yes Kent Conrad

House Budget chairman Paul Ryan’s budget resolution has been rightly condemned by anyone who cares about economic recovery, Medicare, Medicaid, public investment, programs for the poor and disadvantaged, tax justice, […]
Roger Hickey

One We Are One Event In Redwood City CA

I attended a We Are One event in Redwood City, California, at “Courthouse Square.” The early-evening event was well-attended with maybe 250 people and a number of speakers. Most local […]

Ryans Roadmap To Ruin

Rep. Paul Ryan’s budget plan will push rising health care costs onto those least able to afford them – the elderly, the disabled and the poor. It will do nothing […]
Robert Borosage

Mixed Results on Jobs and Opportunity

New job numbers released last Friday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics included some welcome news. The national unemployment rate dropped to a two-year low of 8.8% in March, with […]
Alan Jenkins

Today We Are One

An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity. ~ Martin Luther King Jr. […]
Terrance Heath

Watch the Acclaimed Documentary At the River I Stand

April 4 marks the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, murdered in 1968 while fighting for the rights of striking Memphis sanitation workers. This event is brilliantly […]
Brian Dockstader
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