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Obama To Congress: Move On The Jobs Issue

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is challenging Congress to help him create jobs and rebuild the nation's infrastructure. In his weekly r...

2014 Will Be The Year of 'Economic Populism.' Then What?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.16.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's becoming increasingly clear that, at least politically, 2014 will be "The Year of Economic Populism." Now the question is, who gets to decide what that really means?

Where the Hell Is the Outrage?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Bankers break the law with impunity, are bailed out, and go on breaking the law, richer than they were before. And yet, bizarrely, the only Americans who seem to be seething with anger are the beneficiaries of this economic injustice -- the wealthiest and most privileged among us.

The Known Unknowns

Richard C. Leone | Posted 06.25.2013 | Politics
Richard C. Leone

Before we go charging off to fight the great battles to secure America's finances in the future, we should reflect on how accurate we have been in the past when predicting the national balance sheet.

Jennifer Bendery

Job Creation Ranked Top Priority By Americans, But Congress Moves On | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress has a lot on its plate these days. Immigration reform and gun control have taken center stage in the Senate, and House Republic...

Warning: Deficit Delusions Endanger Your Job

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

A three-month downturn is a caution, not a catastrophe. But Washington seems too wrapped in its deficit delusions to pay attention to the flashing yellow lights. Here's a cautionary guide.

Unfunded Bundles of Joy

Richard C. Leone | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics
Richard C. Leone

As the debate about the deficit heats up, we are sure to be inundated with references to the many "unfunded liabilities" lurking about, ready to destroy our hope for future prosperity and happiness.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Says Congress Can Still Help The Economy, Despite Focus On Elections | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama said Monday that Congress can still get a handful of things done in the coming weeks to boost the economy, even t...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama's Jobs Agenda For Congress: Does It Actually Create Jobs? | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's become almost daily practice for President Barack Obama to point out the four things he says Congress can pass now to create jobs "...

Can Your Congressman Balance a Checkbook? (No Seriously, You Should Ask)

Keli Goff | Posted 10.01.2011 | Politics
Keli Goff

Many of our elected officials know a lot less about finance and economics than those responsible for the financial future of an entire country should. Even more terrifying, many appear to know even less about such matters than we do.

Why Congress Should Get Paid on Commission

Kelly Moore | Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics
Kelly Moore

Clearly, Congress needs some motivation. So let's pay them on commission. If they don't produce, they don't get paid. If the current state of affairs is any indication, we'd save a lot of money.

Pssst, the Economy Is Collapsing -- Don't Tell Congress

Dean Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dean Baker

This stimulus package should have been approved two months ago, but for whatever reason no action has been taken. There is no reason that the public should be forced to wait until mid-February.