In our post-mortem of the 2012 elections, the Campaign for America’s Future was one of the few organizations willing to say that “class war” was not only the common theme of many of the Democratic Party’s electoral successes but it is a strategy that the party should proudly embrace as it moves toward the 2014 [...]
Wage Class War
Take a look at the 2013 Edition of the website called Executive PayWatch from the AFL-CIO. This site, active since 1997, helps drive awareness of the huge wage gap between CEO pay and the average employee. Compare your pay to the pay of top executives. Heck, you might even make more than they do! (Hint: [...]
As our nation promotes representative democracy around the world, it is time to finally bring it to those who don’t have it here in the United States — the citizens of Washington, D.C.
Bloggers have learned some hard lessons about engaging with right-wing nutcases who leave nasty comments: “Don’t feed the trolls.” Starve them of the attention they seek. Ignore them and move on. This advice also applies to the right-wing nutcases threatening to bring down our economy by refusing to raise the debt-ceiling limit. They won’t get any traction on this unless Democrats engage with them. So ignore them, isolate them and scorn them but do not engage with them. Their billionaire & Wall Street funders will stop them and the pubic will see them for what they are, but only if we all just leave them alone. They aren’t really going to hold their breath until we all die.
What happened to jobs? The pubic wants government to do something about jobs and getting the economy moving, and in DC the only thing is this weird argument about … anything but jobs and getting the economy moving! “Fiscal cliff?” What about jobs? Fixing the economy will fix the debt, not the other way around. [...]
“All of a sudden it seems like there is a movement afoot of people saying we’re going to push back.” “And you know what? There should be a pushback.” Henry Blodgett, in Why We Need Labor Unions After All Anyway, it would be great if companies would start sharing their wealth voluntarily. But, as yet, [...]
In eight of the 10 battleground states (Florida, Iowa, Nevada, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Wisconsin), President Obama won voters with incomes under $50,000 while losing voters with incomes of more than $50,000. In the other two swing states (New Hampshire and Colorado), Obama won voters with incomes under $50,000 while tying voters over $50,000 (and losing the subset of voters with incomes over $100,000).
UPDATE 9/22/10 7:45 PM ET: Sen. Durbin’s view was not reported accurately by Bloomberg. He believes we should not begin deficit reduction until unemployment drops below 6%, not 9% as stated in the initial post below. More details here. Last week, 300 economists warned Washington of the “grave danger” that a “premature focus on deficit [...]
I didn’t expect to see serious economic policy discussions in the “Republican Pledge To America,” but even by Washington, D.C. standards, this document is staggeringly disingenuous. Not once in the entire 48-page screed do Republicans mention the words “Wall Street,” “subprime,” or “foreclosure.” It’s a deliberate effort to obscure the fact that today’s economic mess [...]
Each morning, Bill Scher and Terrance Heath serve up what progressives need to affect change on the kitchen-table issues families face: jobs, health care, green energy, financial reform, affordable education and retirement security. Conservative Candidates Attack Minimum Wage Several conservative Senate candidates want to lower the minimum wage … some want it to be zero. [...]