President Obama wants to blame the Republicans for his inability to pass progressive legislation. Indeed the Republicans are bad news. But Obama bent over backwards to protect Republicans and their corporate allies from accountability for their many crimes. Rather than fight them, he coddled them, surrounded himself with Wall Street executives and Bush holdovers, and compromised early and often. Now, during another election campaign, he wants to paint himself as a friend of the middle class. His actions belie his words. He can’t have it both ways.
While Republicans maneuver to slash social programs, they ignore the tax avoidance schemes that keep the rich rich. “America’s largest global corporations are holding $1.5 trillion dollars in profits overseas in order to avoid US taxes.” (source) After Taking A $10 Billion Bailout, Goldman Sachs Announces It Will Outsource 1,000 Jobs To Singapore. America’s largest […]
The House of Representatives is going to vote on Paul Ryan’s latest budget Thursday. If we want to stop this wrongheaded proposal, now is the time to act. Call your Representative! Ask him/her to support the Back to Work Budget, the budget of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. Main Switchboard (202) 224-3121 Judith Shattuck, Chair Washington […]
Some progressive writers have claimed that it’s a myth that Ralph Nader caused Al Gore to lose the 2000 presidential election to Bush. They say there were other reasons for the loss: the Supreme Court, bad ballots in Florida, Gore’s losing in his home state, etc. They fail to realize two things. First, events can […]