Editors' Blog

Great Gains for the Rich -- by Thomas Riggins

According to the Economic Policy Institute, as reported by the Debs Foundation Newsletter (Fall 2015), the following figures represent  the real increase in income of the various levels of the U.S. population over the last 30 years: both Democrats and Republicans have controlled the government during this period.

Clnton Crashing? by Thomas Riggins

Clinton Crashing? by Thomas Riggins

All in the Republican Family

Italian journalists interviewing some of Santorum’s relatives discovered that they were staunch, proud, and in the case of his grandfather prominent Communists.

GOP's manufactured debt crisis was all about killing jobs

The Republican-manufactured debt crisis and the subsequent compromise "budget control act" will kill jobs, more than 300,000 by some estimates.

House Republicans seek to reverse Obama's Cuba travel regulations

This week the House Republicans added an amendment to a bill that would rescind new family travel regulations ordered by President Obama that loosened rules about travel to Cuba by family members.

GOP Agenda: End Medicare AND Social Security

This note from labor-affiliated Alliance for Retired Americans:

Ending Medicare is GOP's pet project

People with longer memories than most will recall there have been three major Medicare fights in the past 16 years.

Broadly speaking: Rational views on the Republican's anti-working families budget plan

-----HOUSE BUDGET PROPOSAL IS POLITICAL AND DISINGENUOUSPurports to balance the budget but slashes programs for the poor, maintains tax breaks for the wealthy(Washington, D.C.) Following is a statement by Alan W. Houseman, executive director of CLASP, the Center for Law and Social Policy, regarding the U.S. House budget proposal for FY 2012.

Republican Government Shutdown Would Stop Social Security Payments

This from the Stregnthen Social Security Campaign:

Republican budget cuts would kill jobs, slow recovery

New economic analysis reveals that a projected GDP growth of between 3 and 4 percent could be cut in half if the budget cuts voted in by House Republicans are allowed to pass into law.

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