All of the 'fiscal cliff' discussions have centered on how to cut government spending on public programs or raise enough revenues to diminish the deficit. But in fact there would be a much smaller deficit if the negotiations included reversing the neglect of our public resources.
We're still cleaning up the physical damage -- though the damage to the lives of so many thousands of us will last for years. Let's not wait until this happens again. Let the planning to find "the fix" start tomorrow... literally tomorrow.
It's easy for Congress to show it cares about American security, the American economy and American manufacturing. All it takes is a vote to secure and upgrade a dam. And, you know, the rest of the nation's infrastructure.
As protesters demanding the extension of the millionaire's tax descend on Albany, Cuomo and the state Senate Republican leadership have held firm on their desire to cut taxes for the state's wealthiest.