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Transportation is a great example of the positive role government can play in providing services. But Republicans have prevented the passage of a transportation budget, and without further, Metro Transit will have to make drastic cut to bus routes. Mayors, city council member and the business community are nearly unanimous in calling for passage of […]
Five years ago the wheels came off the financial system in our country. The risk-taking and gambling with other people’s money caught up with the financial giants who ruled the economic roost. This collapse grew out of the 2001 recession. The policy of then-President Bush and the GOP-controlled Congress and Senate was to lower taxes, […]
Our senator, Patty Murray, is co-chair of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction. Although Murray’s record for progressive goals is better than most other Democratic senators’, scuttlebutt from the other Washington says that the six Democrats on the Super Committee are leaning to the right of the Cat Food Commission in their recommendations for […]