Under conservative policies everything was spiraling downwards. The stimulus clearly worked and stopped the death sprial, but was not enough.
The DC and business elite don't feel it. They explain the problem by blaming the people they put out of work, saying the unemployed are just lazy, and unemployment checks keep them from looking for work.
Tax increases did not slow the economy or cost jobs, and tax cuts did not create jobs. It's obvious, right in front of our faces. So how do conservatives distract from this fact? Well, they just lie!
Who counts and who doesn't count? We hear so much about the "middle class" but rarely about the plight of the poor. And of course we hear again and ...
It is important to understand that some of the country's most powerful entrenched, wealthy interests no longer depend on the success of America's economy and the prosperity of our people.
This discussion of whether to get rid of the Bush tax cuts for the rich has been a learning experience. I have been listening on the radio and readin...
One after another, our business leaders and economists are realizing that the "free trade" ideology has not worked out very well for the U.S.. We were told by the "experts" that new jobs would replace those lost. They didn't.