Obama announced his proposal for a two year wage freeze for all non-military government workers. The proposal is a terrible idea. It's bad for the economy and feeds into racist, anti-worker stereotypes of the "lazy" public worker.
It is possible to have job creation, reinvestment in America, improvement in retirement security and health care for all, while at the same time balancing the budget.
Is today's corporate elite meaner than capitalists and wealthy families of the previous era? Perhaps, but there are more fundamental reasons for their behavior.
How can you tell whether you live in a plutocracy? Easy. Just conduct this simple test.
What is delaying an economic recovery is not too much spending and a growing deficit, but not enough federal spending.
Wow - Election 2010 is over. I am still tryin' to put the whole thing in perspective.
At few times in our nation's history has the cry for jobs - and the need to organize those doing the crying - been more apparent and more possible.
The main sections of capital, like right-wing extremism that does its bidding, are comfortable with a slow-growth economy - but they can be beat.
Corporate taxes are not too high - they are way too low. In fact the majority of big corporations operating in the U.S. pay no taxes at all. That's right: zero.
Give a business owner a million dollars a day in "incentives" - if no one is coming into the store, the owner will not create a single new job.