Oregon delivers ‘tax the rich’ message

Oregon voters  sent a message to the nation yesterday, raising taxes on corporations and the wealthy to prevent cuts in education and other public services.


Jobless rate declared dire emergency

WASHINGTON—Lawrence Mishel, president of the Economic Policy Institute told a Senate hearing Jan. 21 that unemployment is a "dire emergency" that requires federal action "on a scale that can make a difference."


‘Tax the rich’ gaining support

Seventy-three percent of Americans, including a majority of Republicans, like the idea of taxing those fat Wall Street bonuses.


Obama brings 'shot in the arm' to hard-hit Ohio

ELYRIA, Ohio - Lorain County, ravaged by closed plants, budget crises and double-digit unemployment, gave President Obama an enthusiastic welcome Friday.


Californians fight back vs. budget cuts

Californians in the crosshairs of Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's latest budget proposals have launched a statewide movement to save and improve their state's safety net.


Deficit commission slammed as ‘reckless’ attack on Social Security, Medicare

The "deficit commission" would "undemocratically subvert the normal legislative process and recklessly target Social Security and Medicare," a Campaign for America's Future leader warned.


Obama demands banks give “every dime back” to taxpayers

With Wall Street executives raking in windfall profits while the rest of the country staggered through a banker-caused recession, President Obama pledged to impose a tax on major financial firms to recoup bailout money.


No need for MTA’s draconian cuts

The MTA's cuts, targeting students and seniors, are even worse than past "doomsday" scenarios, but the truth is, none of these cuts are necessary.


Even the Washington Post agrees: It was a ‘Decade of Disaster!’

It took the Washington Post until almost a year after he left office to do it, but on its front page Jan. 2 the paper, which normally emphasizes happy economic news, printed a report that described the Bush years as the worst decade for the U.S. economy in modern times.