It is simple line between those who want to re-start the economy and those who do not, those who believe in an economic future and those who do not, those who recognize reality and those who are paid to lie.
Right wing politicians are loathe to credit the New Deal with any success in hoisting the US out of the Great Depression, but credit WWII for that achievement. But that claim, however, undermines their entire premise.
To ignore needed public investments based on anti-spending ideology is to create an infrastructure deficit much more worrisome and damaging to the long-term economic well-being of this nation than the federal budget deficit.
Today, we would rather bicker amongst ourselves than find ways of working together as a team to open up the economy, and rapidly grow our pie. As a result, we find ourselves embracing a no-jobs in our back yard philosophy.
A big national push to build modern infrastructure will ensure America's return to being an engine of production. That's why Congress needs to make room for a National Infrastructure Bank to rebuild America.
As protesters demanding the extension of the millionaire's tax descend on Albany, Cuomo and the state Senate Republican leadership have held firm on their desire to cut taxes for the state's wealthiest.
There are limits to how much a government can receive as grants from donors or borrow. So raising tax revenues is a necessary element for governments to spend on providing more of these essential services and, in turn, reduce poverty.