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2014 Warning to Dems

Brent Budowsky | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

To mobilize the Democratic base, the president and Democrats in Congress are going to have to do things much differently -- fight much harder, battle much more visibly and act much more boldly than they have in recent years.

Time Out!

Atiba Madyun | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Atiba Madyun

Politics has become a childish blame game. Right now led by Republicans pointing fingers at everyone but yourselves, in the U.S. Congress. So We The People want you to go to the Time Out corner.

Invest in Things You Understand

Ryan Caldbeck | Posted 02.04.2013 | Business
Ryan Caldbeck

Complex financial schemes and investment theses lend themselves to inefficiency and un-internalized risks. That's why investors may want to take a look at consumer products. As consumers themselves, they "speak the same language."

Elizabeth Warren Is the Democrats' Pride, Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock Are the Republicans' Shame

Brent Budowsky | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Elizabeth Warren is one of the most exciting and uplifting Democratic candidates in many years. Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock will leave a different legacy in this election: They dramatize the Republican problem with women, and the Republican problem with rape.

Obama Could've Closed the Deal Last Night... But Didn't

Trey Ellis | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Trey Ellis

Last night the president still left unsaid what he plans to do in his second term. Romney, on the other hand, trumpets a clear message of hope and of change.

WATCH: How Washington Screwed A Generation Of Vets

Posted 09.27.2012 | Impact

Senate Republicans blocked a bill Wednesday that would have provided a billion dollars towards helping veterans find work. The reason? They cited the ...

Jobs Are an American Issue, Not a Republican or Democratic Issue

Kay Koplovitz | Posted 11.06.2012 | Small Business
Kay Koplovitz

I am also a product of the middle class whose only real path to success was through my education, my imagination and my ability to execute. Honestly, these values I believe are basic human values and basic American values. That's why I believe in a strong middle class.

Thank You, Republicans!

Andy Ostroy | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Thank you for being unyieldingly stubborn, monumentally petty, manically obsessive, irrationally dogmatic, divisively partisan and, most of all, woefully transparent. See you in November.

What Friday's Job Numbers Mean

Robert Reich | Posted 06.06.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

President Obama will claim the economy is improving -- and, technically, it is. Growth this year will most likely average around 2 percent. The problem is, most Americans aren't feeling it in their paychecks.

It's Tax Time: Is It Also a Time to Occupy the IRS?

Danny Schechter | Posted 06.05.2012 | Business
Danny Schechter

Today, especially thanks to Occupy Wall Street, we know how economic inequality had grown while the people with the most money in society work the hardest to not pay their fair share. They have been resisting for years, "legally," they claim.

The 'JOBS Act' Is a Fraud on America

Frank A. Weil | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Frank A. Weil

How many of those who voted for it knew what was in it? And how many of those who read it connected its provisions to the lessons of the last decade? The answer must be very few.

Small Business Bill Heads To Obama

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Despite warnings that less government oversight might mean more investment scams, Congress on Tuesday sent President Barack Obama l...

Designing a Blueprint for Accountability

Eliot Spitzer | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
Eliot Spitzer

Simply passing a bill designed by the Chamber of Commerce and the banks is a cheap move to appease donors and those whose economic theories have been proven wrong at every turn over the past several decades. But that is, unfortunately, what we have come to expect.

Fiscal Affairs: Last Ditch Attempt to Save a Little Bit of Investor Protection in the U.S.

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.22.2012 | Business
Simon Johnson

Much of the 1930s-era Securities legislation, which served us well for more than 70 years, is about to be repealed in a moment of bipartisan madness.

Fiscal Affairs: "JOBS" Disaster Looms

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.21.2012 | Business
Simon Johnson

The Senate will vote today on whether to adopt the main provisions of the House bill. Passing this bill would be a major public policy mistake -- akin to the disastrous (and bipartisan) deregulation of the financial sector in the 1990s.

Which Lobby Wrote the "JOBS" ("Jivers' Opportunity to Bilk Suckers") Act? Solving a "Bipartisan" Mystery

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

It's hard to figure out who's behind the bill when many wealthy and powerful interests stand to benefit from it.

Why Credit Unions Matter

Gary Oakland | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business
Gary Oakland

Credit unions serve more than 90 million Americans and play a key role in supporting our economic recovery. Unfortunately, current law imposes requirements which unfairly penalize healthy credit unions for growing to meet the needs of their members.

The Wisdom of the Crowd

Tim Rowe | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business
Tim Rowe

It's time to return to a world in which we can help each other get to work. The JOBS Bill will substantially increase business and job growth in ways we can only begin to imagine.

Fiscal Affairs: CFA Institute Against the "JOBS" Bill

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.20.2012 | Business
Simon Johnson

Overwhelmingly, members of the CFA Institute are against the "JOBs" bill as it currently stands. According to a survey released yesterday, and available through MarketWatch, 33 percent of CFA members in the U.S. think that the Senate should "not pass this bill."

Fiscal Affairs: A Colossal Mistake of Historic Proportions: The "JOBS" Bill

Simon Johnson | Posted 05.19.2012 | Business
Simon Johnson

With the so-called JOBS bill, Congress is about to abandon much of the 1930s-era securities legislation that both served investors well and helped make the U.S. one of the best places in the world to raise capital. We find ourselves again on a bipartisan route to disaster.

New Jobs Bill Great Except For The Financial Fraud Thing

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 03.15.2012 | Business

Congress might soon pass a bill aimed at creating jobs. But there's a catch. Regulators say the bill -- known as the Jumpstart Our Business Startup...

Why Congress's Latest Jobs Effort Falls Flat

ProPublica | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics

Finally, the House passed a jobs bill last week. And what a bill it is! ...

An Economic Recovery That Doesn't Leave Hispanics Behind

Kristian Ramos | Posted 05.12.2012 | Latino Voices
Kristian Ramos

Republican Party's embrace of austerity over investment underscores the GOP's current unwillingness to invest in Hispanics and other low income communities hit hardest by this past recession.

Bonnie Kavoussi

Labor Leaders And Economists Unimpressed With Jobs Proposals In Obama's State Of The Union

HuffingtonPost.com | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 01.25.2012 | Business

President Obama's emphasis on creating manufacturing jobs in his State of the Union address on Tuesday sounded just right to union leaders. But ev...

Shortening the War Would Pay for Half of the Payroll Tax Holiday

Robert Naiman | Posted 01.29.2012 | Politics
Robert Naiman

We're now spending well over $100 billion a year on the war. If we removed all "regular U.S. combat troops by the end of 2012, that could easily save well over $100 billion.