The Ryan budget would undermine economic growth and job creation for years and exacerbate ever-widening income inequality. Instead of these reckless cuts, job creation and strengthening the economic recovery must be our priority.
Investment in education is the best way to achieve faster economic growth, more jobs, greater productivity, and more widely shared prosperity. Yet many of our children are still getting a substandard education.
Republicans are obfuscating about the real reason for their opposition to extending unemployment benefits, the way Enron CEO Ken Lay concealed the truth about billions in losses his corporation racked up.
In the real world, there are millions of people out of work and getting by on an average unemployment benefit of $293 a week. And there are millionaires, who receive about $110,000 a year from the Bush tax cuts.
"No more benefit cuts" is actually a middle-ground position, since benefits were already cut back in the last Social Security overhaul in 1983. Under normal circumstances, Democrats should be seeking to reverse the 1983 cuts, not add to them.
Household income for the average working family has continued to fall, but men, Latinos and those without a college education have experienced an especially sharp deceleration of wage growth since the recession
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's Op-Ed in the New York Times is titled, with no intended irony, "Welcome to the Recovery." His story is essentially this: Don't believe what you experience in your own life; believe us.