Which Members of Congress Are Standing Up for Economic Decency – And Which “Progressives” Aren’t

By: Wednesday March 13, 2013 2:40 pm

Every member of Congress has chosen whether to sign a letter making a crucial commitment: “We will vote against any and every cut to Medicare, Medicaid, or Social Security benefits — including raising the retirement age or cutting the cost of living adjustments that our constituents earned and need.

The Democratic Party hierarchy doesn’t like the letter.

 

Housing Groups Point to Justice Department as Stonewalling Investigations Into Banks

By: Thursday July 12, 2012 11:43 am

This shift toward Holder, however, deserves scrutiny. There have been plenty of documented stories of reluctance toward investigation from Treasury and the SEC and HUD. This centers all the attention on DoJ, however. It’s not entirely credible that Holder is operating independently to slow-walk an investigation that has been slow-walked by virtually every official in the Obama Administration at one point or another. It feels as if Holder has become the “rotating villain” in this scheme, someone to deflect attention away from the whole policy framework to let the banks off for their crimes. Ultimately, the buck has to stop at the very top, with the President.

Why Is CNN Pimping for Billionaires Against Social Security?

By: Saturday April 10, 2010 12:30 pm

The Pete Peterson Institute has been promoting deficit hysteria as part of a campaign to cripple Social Security and Medicare. It used the Washington Post to run Institute propaganda and numerous deficit hysteria “articles” as front page news. Now CNN is giving Peterson’s crowd two hours of free air time this weekend to give us more of the propaganda. Time to call out CNN.

Jobs Creation or Deficit Reduction? The Public Has Decided

By: Thursday December 3, 2009 1:30 pm

      Stop by any corner grocery store and ask the people standing in line:  What do you worry about most—jobs or the nation’s budget deficit? If they don’t choke up laughing, chances are real high they’ll give the same response as did the public in two recent polls: Priority #1: Jobs. Priority #2: [...]

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