Were it not for the struggling American economy, President Obama would be in a commanding position in his campaign for re-election in 2012. But the current field of Republican presidential candidates is doing all they can to help him win a second term.
We need jobs to fully recover, but jobs won't come about until demand picks up. Demand won't pick up until people have money to spend. So why are our leaders hell-bent on cutting public sector jobs when we need them most?
It's important for Congress to understand proposals to restructure public sector pension plans would have national security implications, as changes to federal employee pensions will impact FBI Agents and other federal law enforcement officers.
What's happening in Wisconsin isn't about budget deficits or government spending or even public employee benefits. It's class war, wherein the big business, conservative Right tries to pit working class Americans against one another.