Editors' Blog

AFL-CIO Joins Call for a Fair Budget for Penn. Working Families

Pa. AFL-CIO Joins Thousands of Workers In Calling for a Fair Budget that Protects Pennsylvania's Middle Class

A tale of three budget plans

Yesterday, President Obama outlined a fiscal policy proposal to reduce the federal debt by $4 trillion.

A Bad Budget Deal for the People

President Obama has struck a deal with the Republicans that is reminiscent of the policies associated with George HW Bush and Bill Clinton, that is, to reduce public spending in major areas while in a less direct way, taxation.

Taxing the Rich Makes Economic Sense

Even as President Obama addressed the nation today with a deficit-cutting plan, which included the call for cuts in defense spending and higher taxes on the rich, some wealthy Americans have joined a campaign to "tax wealth like work."

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.

Michiganders protest Republican anti-working families budget proposal

Tax hikes for working families? See the video:

Republicans want to pay for rich tax cuts on the backs of working families

Coalition on Human Needs released the following data on the human impact of the House Republicans' budget proposal.

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.

What the coming compromise will look like, oh, and the Republicans are still the main enemy of the working class

With the change in the balance of power in Congress and many outgoing members unwilling to risk future corporate lobbying positions with risky votes, it is increasingly plain that the White House has been forced back from a more progressive agenda.

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