Women have been disproportionately impacted by economic distress: they're the first ones to lose their jobs during cutbacks, and they're the primary caretakers for their families in cash-strapped times.
Why should small business get nothing while Wall Street benefits? It's shortsighted, and it will only serve to speed the spiral effect of the economic downturn as these enterprises stop investing, and continue to lay off workers.
MySpace and Facebook have utterly failed to improve any significant aspect of the American economy -- and have "succeeded" at wasting millions of manhours that could have gone toward boosting our national productivity.
Robert Reich: "Capitalism has always required regulation in order to ensure against fraud and excessive speculation. Greenspan allowed the economic crisis to happen because he believed that capitalism was self-correcting."
In the wake of the failure of Bear Stearns, with layoffs at all the major financial institutions and the threat of more bank failures, it's entrepreneurs and small business owners who are investing in the American dream.
The Democratic leadership's latest move giving Bush & Co. billions more dollars for the fraud-based war and occupation of Iraq is Shakespearean: The good guys, turns out, are working with the bad guys!