With gridlock and malicious behavior paralyzing our government, it is now up to we, the people, to become more visible and vocal, to show Congress what needs to be done. Here are some thoughts and ideas on where we need to go from here, and how we can become involved.
The Simpson-Bowles personal profit tour reveals that for them, for their creation -- the speciously labeled Campaign to Fix the Debt -- and for the CEOs, right-wing groups and Republicans rallying round them, the effort has nothing to do with deficits or fixing anything.
Simpson co-chaired President Barack Obama's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform in 2010, along with former
When we hear Erskine Bowles and his friends rant about the deficit this week, we should remember that once again they are distracting the public from the country's real problems. And this crew is at the center of those problems; it is not the solution.
Sometimes you just get the feeling that the various people with whom you're arguing all got together a few days ago and agreed on a talking point. In almost every single debate I've had regarding the president's budget plan, when confronted with the fact that they have thus far refused to accept new tax revenues as part of a deal for deficit reduction, conservatives cry foul. To the contrary, they cry. They'd be happy with far more revenue than the $1.5 trillion called for in the president's budget. But it must come from "lowering the rates and broadening the base." So let's explore exactly what this means.
Congress exempted Group Purchasing Organizations from anti-kickback statutes in the 1980s, in what critics say was a direct violation of anti-trust law. In the past three decades there has been no serious effort to correct this gross fleecing of patients and taxpayers.
Jan Schakowsky Draws Conservative Ire, Said Americans 'Don't Deserve To Keep All' Their Money (AUDIO)
Listen to Schakowsky's comments from the radio show here: Alternatively, the tax plan that Schakowsky proposed earlier this
“So what does that leave the committee to do?” Reid said. “Should Pelosi and I just not appoint and walk away?” "If they
The government's deficits were very much containable until the collapse of the housing bubble sank the economy. It was the economic collapse that gave us large deficits.
WASHINGTON -- During the first three months of 2011 employees of JPMorgan Chase piled in campaign contributions to the campaign
It's important for the Obama White House, the 'Biden Group' and Democrats on Capitol Hill to stand firm for a budget deal that meets the demands of the middle class.