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Let's Use Taxes to Put America to Work

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 06.17.2012 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Instead of giving the wealthiest Americans a free ride, why shouldn't we ask them to pay their fair share? That's the only way we are going to bring fairness to our tax system and make our nation stronger, healthier and more competitive.

Why You Might Feel Like Your Bus Is Breaking Down All The Time

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 06.16.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON — Driven by high gas prices and an uncertain economy, Americans are turning to trains and buses to get around in greater numbers than...

In the Public Interest : Led by Youth Americans Are Driving Less, But When Will Lawmakers Notice?

Phineas Baxandall | Posted 06.13.2012 | Politics
Phineas Baxandall

More than older generations, they say that they will sometimes choose to take alternative transportation as a way to help the environment. Will our leaders notice this important trend? You wouldn't know it looking at Congress.

Consider Yourself Briefed (On the Trust)

Tom Tresser | Posted 06.09.2012 | Chicago
Tom Tresser

I will state my bias plainly for all Huffington Post readers. I don't trust The Trust. It's not privatization. It's worse: it's corporatization

Romney-Ryan's Why Nations Fail Economy vs. Obama's Built to Last Economy

Paul Abrams | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

One cannot read Why Nations Fail during this campaign season without recognizing on every page the authors' criteria for successful nations fulfilled by President Obama's built-to-last economic policies and the failing nations' policies being consciously pursued by Romney-Ryan.

Republican Budget Represents a Bleak Future for America

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

All of us want to put America back on a sustainable fiscal path, but to do so everyone must be asked to pitch in. The Republican budget, however, places the entire burden of deficit reduction on the middle class, seniors, and the most vulnerable.

Dave Jamieson

Dem Calls For Higher Minimum Wage, Paid Sick Days For All

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 03.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Legislation introduced by Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) on Thursday included a litany of measures aimed at boosting income for low-wage worke...

Rediscovering Government

Jeff Madrick | Posted 05.28.2012 | Business
Jeff Madrick

There is no economy without government; there is no America without government. If all this seems a little elementary, it serves a point. The language we use suggests at the outset an assumption that government should be limited.

Matt Sledge

Ray LaHood, New Jersey Senators To John Boehner: 'Let's Not Allow the House Tea Party To Hold Jobs Hostage'

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

HOBOKEN, N.J. -- Federal and state leaders pleaded Monday with House Speaker John Boehner to take up the Senate's transportation bill, which passed la...

There Is Consensus on How to Fix Economy

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.19.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

We have to reverse the corporate/conservative, anti-government, pro-1% policies that started about 35 years ago.

We Need to Invest in Infrastructure

Gov. Martin O'Malley | Posted 05.15.2012 | Business
Gov. Martin O'Malley

Less traffic, better transit, and an upgraded infrastructure and a better quality of life make a big difference for our top priority of retaining, attracting and growing jobs in Maryland.

What About Fred?

Robert A. Berman | Posted 05.14.2012 | Small Business
Robert A. Berman

After all the Congressional testimony about small business, after all the talking heads retire to their New York co-ops, this remains: 99 percent of the small contractors in this country will never get -- or even bid on -- any part of the public work the most recent jobs bill creates.

An Economic Recovery That Doesn't Leave Hispanics Behind

Kristian Ramos | Posted 05.12.2012 | Latino Voices
Kristian Ramos

Republican Party's embrace of austerity over investment underscores the GOP's current unwillingness to invest in Hispanics and other low income communities hit hardest by this past recession.

Pay Even More At The Pump? Gas Tax Hikes Prove Unpopular

AP | By BRIAN WITTE | Posted 03.06.2012 | Detroit

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- As if gas prices weren't high enough, several states across the U.S. are looking to raise fuel taxes they say are needed to pay for ...

The City 2.0 - Dream It, Build It

Amy Novogratz | Posted 05.02.2012 | Impact
Amy Novogratz

Every day -- from Rio to New York to Mumbai -- decisions are made around transportation, energy, public space, housing, and law. Rather than leaving these decisions in the hands of others, theCity2.org provides a platform so we can all become part of the solution.

Clinton, Emanuel Announce Chicago 'Infrastructure Trust'

Chicago Tribune | Posted 03.01.2012 | Chicago

Chicago will create an “Infrastructure Trust”— with five financing giants providing as much as $1.7 billion in “initial investment capacity”...

Matt Sledge

Water Pipe Fix Could Cost U.S. $1 Trillion

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.28.2012 | Business

Plugging the leaks in water pipes and building new ones to keep up with a growing population could cost the United States $1 trillion over the next 25...

As the House Transportation Bill Languishes, There's Still Time to 'Fix It First'

Geoffrey Anderson | Posted 04.23.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey Anderson

Americans are ready for an economically sound, people-friendly, and bipartisan transportation bill. It's a good thing our elected officials have extra time to meet those expectations.

Insourcing Infrastructure: A Local Transit Director's Plan to Bring Back Jobs

Tim Robertson | Posted 04.16.2012 | Politics
Tim Robertson

"Many jobs these days require a B.A., a series of unpaid internships, and a graduate degree. Most young people cannot afford to put in that much time and take on that much debt. If we create another path with a shorter timeline, young people will be more likely to stay in school."

Matt Sledge

House Transportation Bill Promotes A New Roadside Attraction: Lottery Machines

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

A little-noticed provision of the House transportation bill would allow states to privatize interstate rest areas, open them up to advertisers, and le...

Matt Sledge

Gowanus Canal To Feature 'Sponge Park' Green Infrastructure

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.07.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Where Second Street dead ends with the Gowanus Canal, a New Yorker comes face to face, but hopefully not hand to water, with a slice of th...

Matt Sledge

Infrastructure Problems In U.S. Go Far Beyond Dollars

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- When travelers from abroad come to this city, the financial and cultural capital of the world's richest nation, two dilapidated and depres...

Matt Sledge

House Transportation Committee Rolls Out A Poison Pill Transportation Bill, Sponsored By Drilling

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

House Transportation Chair John Mica introduced Americans to the GOP vision for transportation on Tuesday -- more highways and more toll roads. To pay...

Job Creation Should Be Government's Focus, Not Regulations

Job Creators Network | Posted 03.28.2012 | Business
Job Creators Network

Job creation always needs to be the focus of the government and businesses, but now the urgency is particularly critical. The health of our country will be the result of how well we create jobs and support business -- not how much we regulate.

Eco Etiquette: Is 'Made In America' Better For The Environment?

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 03.26.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Does buying American-made also help the environment, as your friend suggests? As a general rule, I believe it does.