Opinion

What if Congress does not raise the debt ceiling?

The Republicans are conducting a dangerous bluff intended to suck more cuts in working people's benefits and rights.

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Tax Day at a bank near you

Bank of America, Citibank, GE, Exxon Mobil and billionaire CEOs were all found guilty today - on the streets of New York and around the country.

Social Security and Medicare cutters, back off

Your senators and representative in Washington need to hear from you on this.

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Fair taxation requires more brackets at the top

Some of the most affluent Americans actually pay lower effective tax rates than many middle class Americans.

Budget showdown outrage

The Republicans are playing a dangerous game, and anyone who thinks it's "all under control" should consider consuming a stiff drink as soon as possible.

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Deficit reality: Income inequality is the problem

Don't ask working people, employed or unemployed, who have few or no financial reserves, to solve the problem of exploding deficits.

Obama’s budget tradeoffs leave vital steps missing

"It's significantly less bad than the Republican budget - but it's not going to bring down unemployment in my hometown," one reporter commented at a White House press conference.

Budget cuts must be fought

While far better than the GOP's right-wing wrecking ball budget, the president's budget unfortunately finds savings in cutting assistance to help poor and working people and keep them warm.

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Simple solutions for deficits and debt

A few weeks ago Citigroup’s Robert Rubin wrote a column advising readers and policymakers on how to surmount the current economic and financial crisis. Beware of such counsel!

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Right-wing “blizzard narrative” is anti-worker snow job

As a massive winter storm pounds much of the country, the tea party/Republicans are pushing a disastrous narrative: strangle vital public services, like snowplowing,  then blame public workers and their unions.

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