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Burn the TPP

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 12.14.2015 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Division and diversion help the one percent capture government, securing policies that further enrich the rich, like trickle-down economics under which no benefits ever actually descend, bailouts for Wall Street but not Main Street and job-destroying trade deals like NAFTA and the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Helpful Public Policy Would Make It a Great Manufacturing Day

Scott Paul | Posted 10.02.2016 | Politics
Scott Paul

I'm happy to be celebrating manufacturing and Made in America. Heck, I do it every day. But I must admit: I get a bit aggravated by politicians who readily treat factory workers and their hardhats as political props but fail to deliver on public policies.

TPP Would Gut Buy American: Happy July 4th!

Lori Wallach | Posted 09.02.2014 | World
Lori Wallach

'Buy American' would be gutted, and American jobs lost, under the TPP, the sweeping "trade" deal that President Obama says he wants to sign this year with 11 Pacific Rim nations.

DC Should Talk About Fixing the Trade Deficit

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.06.2013 | Business
Dave Johnson

Economics 101, Europe's austerity experiment and the experience of history all tell us that cutting government is contractionary policy. This is the time to invest, and the investment returns will pay for the investment and more.

Zach Carter

Trade Revolt Against Obama Intensifies | Zach Carter | Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) introduced legislation late Wednesday to protest the Obama administration's refusal to share information about c...

Zach Carter

Issa Leaks Secret Document To Pressure Obama On Trade Deal | Zach Carter | Posted 06.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has taken the unprecedented step of leaking a secret U.S. trade document, in ...

Zach Carter

Congress Revolts On Obama Plan That Would Ban 'Buy American' | Zach Carter | Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A group of 68 House Democrats and one Republican sent a letter to President Barack Obama on Thursday urging him to reconsider an element...

House Republicans Continue to Block Commonsense Make It In America Policies

Rep. John Garamendi | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Garamendi

Citizens of all political stripes have wondered what this Congress has been up to. Here is a quick recap.

President Obama is Right: We Need to Create American Jobs Now

Rep. John Garamendi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rep. John Garamendi

With his State of the Union address, President Obama delivered an important message that Congress and the American people need to hear: our nation's l...

Investment & Enterprise, Not Protectionism

Tom Vander Ark | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Vander Ark

India is building infrastructure and encouraging private enterprise. The US should invest and partner, not ignore and protect. We run the risk of becoming less relevant in Southeast Asia -- and the world.

Senators to Obama: Stop Sending Clean Energy Jobs Abroad

Scott Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Scott Paul

Four Democratic Senators want to ensure that tax dollars are creating clean energy manufacturing jobs in America, not China. Now, they are under vigorous attack by the Obama Administration and multinational companies, many of whom have heavily subsidized operations in Europe and Asia.

Steele Blasts Buy America For Being Too Weak, but GOP Opposed Buy America

Mike Elk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mike Elk

Steele's criticism is interesting because stimulus money going to overseas firms was the direct result of conservative opposition to attempts to keep that money in America

Obama Freeze Forfeits America's Future

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

Obama's plan to unveil tonight a non-defense discretionary spending freeze for the next three years will essentially forfeit America's growth future to China. The President, one year into his job, and still dealing with the tail winds of the worst economic disaster in global markets and the U.S. economy since the Great Depression, is saying that he is going to freeze spending on virtually everything but the wars we have on hand. America needs to invest in itself.

Still Campaigning

Sen. Fritz Hollings | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sen. Fritz Hollings

The president's time is limited, and he's got no time like a member of Congress for hit-and-run needs. He has to lead for the real needs of the country.

Obama Struggles To Resurrect American Manufacturing | LOUIS UCHITELLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

If the Obama administration has a strategy for reviving manufacturing, Douglas Bartlett would like to know what it is. Buffeted by foreign competiti...

Time to End the Inquisition against Buy America Advocates

Scott Paul | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Scott Paul

It's time to end the intolerant theocracy of free trade and usher in a responsible dialogue about what works and what doesn't work. Get out of the gutter and into the debate.

Trade War Brewing Over Obama's "Buy American" Policy

Huffington Post via The Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Times (UK) reports on a brewing trade war between the EU and the US over President Obama's "Buy American" remarks: The European Union warned the ...

EU Warns Obama Over Stimulus

Times Online | Rory Watson, Brussels | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The European Union warned the United States today that attempts to enshrine "Buy America" conditions in the country's economic rescue package could fu...