Come October, absent a reauthorization, people currently receiving assistance will continue to do so, but newly laid-off
Is TPP the Most Progressive Trade Agreement in History? Not If You Need Access to Affordable Medicines
The May 10th Agreement struck the right balance between the need to promote innovation and the need to protect public health. TPP must meet the standards set in the May 10th Agreement. Right now, it does not.
I have deep concern -- and some dismay -- when the president says that "we are just wrong," or we are "satisfied with the status quo," or worse, we are "making this stuff up" when we express concerns about the status of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade negotiations.
Repealing the estate tax isn't just a boon for the 5,500 wealthiest Americans; it is a bust to federal taxpayers, who would be on the hook for its quarter-of-a-trillion-dollars cost. And it gets worse: Combined with other tax bills approved by House Republicans so far this year, our debt would grow by $584 billion to finance tax cuts for the wealthy.
These are standard Democratic objections to the TPP -- that whatever gains the deal might create for economic growth will
Republicans feared that trying to pay for their tax cuts by shifting to the highly uncertain dynamic scoring may not be enough. So they are further trying to rig the system with baseline games and make permanent tax provisions outside tax reform.
The IMF Guidelines demonstrate that the United States is not manipulating its currency and would not be at risk of losing a dispute. The far greater risk is that more middle class jobs will be lost in the United States as a result of foreign governments' currency manipulation. We need strong and enforceable disciplines in TPP to help prevent that from happening.
It's Nice to See Republicans Tout the Economic Recovery. But Why on Earth Would They Think They're the Cause?
The major reversal from deep decline to economic growth occurred despite Republican opposition to President Obama's proposals, repeated GOP threats to default on our debt obligations, and an incredibly harmful 16-day government shutdown. And not only have Republicans stood in the way of Democratic policies, but they're now attempting to take credit for the recovery itself.
Americans want quality, affordable health insurance and have found it within the Affordable Care Act. Indeed, new enrollment numbers offer the firmest evidence yet that the health care law is working.
"Just doing simple correlations you oftentimes are misled in an economy as complicated as ours is," Shierholz said. She pointed
WASHINGTON -- The word “certainty” trumped the word “deficit” Thursday as the House of Representatives passed the next two
Asked about the benefits on Monday, White House spokesman Josh Earnest said that the White House continued to back the compromise
Many of the loopholes that the tax-writing committee voted to extend Thursday are popular, including breaks for charitable
The House Ways and Means Committee voted this week to add $310 billion to the U.S. deficit by making permanent six tax credits for businesses. To put their fiscal irresponsibility into context, $310 billion represents half of the entire federal deficit this year -- which is the lowest it has been since President Obama took office.
Levin said that "[the GOP] can't say that people aren't looking for work when they are." Rep. Sandy Levin (D-Mich.) stressed
"This meant that during that lapse, States continued to take claims in anticipation of an agreement," the statement continued
Despite demanding House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) keep the House of Representatives in session to deal with expired unemployment insurance, Democratic lawmakers aren't going to hang around now that the House has adjourned.
Rangel has had difficulty fundraising recently, according to Roll Call, and he faced a serious primary challenger in 2012