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Back to Work Budget

Budgeting for Job Creation and Economic Growth

Lawrence Mishel | Posted 05.25.2013 | Politics
Lawrence Mishel

Too often our recent macroeconomic policy decisions and debates have been steered by a misguided obsession with deficit reduction. Instead, as the Back to Work budget does, we need to let our nation's needs guide us and find the revenue sources and defense savings that enable us to achieve our goals.

David Brooks vs. Progressives: Genteel Ignorance as Economic Warfare

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.19.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

David Brooks may not understand economics or public policy, but his uninformed pronouncements have a music that moves Washington insiders. These uncomprehending arias may have comic-opera overtones, but they build a consensus for tragedy.

Paul Ryan Disses 'The Help' Again

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.18.2013 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The American people don't serve Paul Ryan. They're not "The Help." He's "The Help." And right now, by demanding austerity that Americans already rejected, Paul Ryan is back-talking the boss. It's insolent, insubordinate and disrespectful.

Tell Dems: Vote for Back to Work Budget -- And Win in 2014

Roger Hickey | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics
Roger Hickey

Despite a presidential campaign that revolved a lot on who had the better jobs plan, the political debate in Washington, driven by the party that lost the presidency, is once again dominated by the question of which party has the best plan to cut deficits. But Democrats should not forget that voters still care most about jobs.

The Only Budget That Matters

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Despite the fact that it will never be enacted, right now the CPC budget vote is the most important budget battle in the country. It's the only plan that makes economic sense, the only plan that fully reflects the best of our nation, the only plan that represents the public's will.

A Budget That Gets America Working Again

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 05.14.2013 | Green
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

The Back to Work Budget is a good start in creating the kind of world we want our kids and grandkids to grow up in -- a world with clean air and water, safe neighborhoods, and healthy, high-wage jobs for more Americans.

A Tale of Two Futures: Ryan Against the Congressional Progressive Caucus

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

Both parties agree that we suffer from mass unemployment, declining wages, and growing inequality. Both agree that rising future deficits should be addressed. But they offer completely different responses to these realities. The question, of course, is where Congress lines up.

72000+ to 2: "Wired for Republican" Media Ignores CPC/Dem Back-to-Work Budget

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.13.2013 | Media
Dave Johnson

This week the Republican "Ryan Budget" was released. As I write this Google News yields more than 72,000 stories. The Congressional Progressive Caucus released their "Back To Work Budget" this morning. So far a Google News search for "Back To Work Budget" yields... two results.