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Obama Small Business Plan Criticized for Hypocrisy

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

The American Small Business League (ASBL) criticizes President Barack Obama's latest plan to stimulate small businesses and the middle class economy f...

America's credit card debt Five myths about

washingtonpost.com | Robert D. Manning | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Today, Americans are more dependent on credit than savings, a radical departure from the last major economic crisis, in the 1930s. Congress's effort t...

A Message To Arianna: How to Make the Middle Class a Priority

Kenneth N. Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kenneth N. Davis

A Message to Arianna And President Obama: You're Missing The Best Way To Make The Middle Class A Top Priority (PS: It's very affordable -- no deficit ...

A Letter to President Obama From an American With Common Sense

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

I just finished watching your State of the Union address. You said something that really caught my attention. You said, "let's try common sense." I...

What I Heard On Wednesday

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

When I sat down to listen to the president Wednesday night, I had a checklist of topics that worried me. I am very pleased and relieved that the pres...

Elizabeth Warren On The Daily Show: If We Don't Act 'The Game Really Is Over' (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

On Tuesday night's Daily Show, bailout watchdog and financial reform advocate Elizabeth Warren told Jon Stewart that "this is really the moment" that ...

The Real State of the Union

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Anis Shivani

Citizens, the state of the union couldn't be any worse. In the last 20 years, we've managed to squander the prosperity, moral credibility, and the international legitimacy we won after the demise of the Soviet Union.

Before And After Obama's Speech, With Populist Caucus Chair Bruce Braley

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The news from the White House for the past week, post-Massachusetts and pre-State-Of-The-Union, has had a decidedly Populist bent to it. So, when thi...

Arianna: Obama Did Not Make Middle Class The Priority In State Of The Union Speech

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

President Obama did not make middle class Americans the centerpiece of his State of the Union speech, according to Arianna. She weighed in on the pre...

What I'll Be Listening for Tonight

Deborah Weinstein | Posted 01.27.2010 | Politics
Deborah Weinstein

Tonight as the President speaks I'll be listening and hoping that the President agrees that the best way through these times is by pursuing opportunity for all.

Media Coverage of State of the Union Address Will Ignore Obama's Empty Promises to Middle Class

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

President Obama's State of the Union address this evening will be dissected by thousands of journalists across the nation. Panels of journalists and p...

Arthur Delaney

Reactions To The State Of The Union From People Being Squeezed Out Of The Middle Class

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama spoke in his State of the Union address about how health insurance reform could help middle class families. "I took on health care b...

More Child Care Credit Among Economic Initiatives Outlined By President Obama

cnn.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama proposed nearly doubling the child care tax credit for middle-class families Monday, the latest administration initiative meant to rea...

Obama State of the Union Address Will be More Rhetoric and No Substance for The Middle Class

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

I can already hear the empty pandering to the middle class in President Obama's State of the Union speech. He will be reading one of the most well wri...

State of the Union: Is Obama Ready to Make the Middle Class His Priority?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Will the president throw everything he has at the crisis the middle class is facing -- just as he did for Wall Street? Or do we need to become Brazil first, with the super-rich living behind fortified gates, with guards protecting their children from kidnapping? READ MORE Obama's State of the Focus Group Speech Sleep Challenge 2010: Trying to Get Enough Sleep While Logging More Air Miles Than Clooney in Up in the Air Sleep Challenge 2010: Sleep As the Key to Happiness and Peak Performance WATCH: Arianna on Squawk Box Discussing Need for Obama to Do More About Jobs WATCH: Arianna Discusses Intersection of Politics, Media, and Money on Canadian TV WATCH: Arianna Reviews Obama's State of the Union Speech on Larry King Live

Is The Middle-Class American Dream Still In Reach?

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama and Vice President Biden previewed their proposals to help the middle class on Monday. The president said the "middle class has been u...

How to Live on $0 a Day: Finding Job Opportunities in a Trickle-Down Economy

Lesley Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Lesley Stern

Are you one of the many Americans despairing that the trillions in taxpayer dollars spent stabilizing the economy still hasn't translated into job creation? Be patient, grasshopper, work will come.

The Next Great Recession Will Occur in This Decade

Jerry Chautin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jerry Chautin

I am writing a novel. It is about the next Great Recession that will occur in this decade. The book's subtext will cite the next Great Real Estate Bub...

Obama's First Year in Office Marred By Many Broken Campaign Promises

Lloyd Chapman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Lloyd Chapman

President Barack Obama campaigned on the promise of "change we can believe in" and "an end to business as usual in Washington." After just one year i...

A Sorry State of the City

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

Mayor Bloomberg needs to acknowledge that residents require more than just minimum-wage employment to survive and thrive.

Great Challenges Make Great Presidents? Obama Not There Yet

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

I wrote this article today for Salon.com reviewing President Obama's performance over the past year.

America Absolutely Needs a National Manufacturing Policy, Urges Senator Sherrod Brown

Kathleen Wells, J.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kathleen Wells, J.D.

Over the past year, Brown held a series of hearings examining ways to rebuild U.S. manufacturing and is also fighting to ensure that our nation's trade laws work for domestic manufacturing and American workers.

Shahien Nasiripour

Will The Banks Win Again? Bailout Watchdog Rallies Support For Consumer Protection Agency

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The battle in the Senate over a proposed consumer financial protection agency is the final show-down between banks and American families, bailout watc...

Elizabeth Warren Talks Death Of The Middle Class On Morning Joe (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Elizabeth Warren, chair of the Congressional Oversight Panel created to monitor TARP and a Huffington Post blogger, appeared on MSNBC's Morning Joe ea...

America Without a Middle Class

Sen. Elizabeth Warren | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Sen. Elizabeth Warren

Can you imagine an America without a strong middle class? If you can, would it still be America as we know it?