When governments balance budgets by cutting services, they are saving money, but also causing the deaths of thousands they judge socially useless.
Two recent government reports cut through all the rhetoric and posturing, expose the heart of the ongoing economic crisis.
Calls for austerity fill the media and the political corridors of power, but it's akin to pouring gasoline on a fire.
When I heard this past week that no new jobs stimulus, WPA-type program or mortgage relief is on the table at the White House, I felt stunned.
Passage of the Fairness in Taxation Act would be an excellent way to observe the 10th anniversary of the disastrous Bush tax cuts.
Prove Marx and Engels wrong, or the workers will prove them right. Here's hoping, and working, for the latter!
Republicans call redistributing wealth un-American, but they have turned the government into a mechanism to ruthlessly redistribute wealth to the upper crust.
These cuts target our most vulnerable citizens and are being sold as a way to balance Illinois' estimated $13 billion deficit. The truth is, these cuts are short sighted and will send us on a path of destruction.
The Republicans are conducting a dangerous bluff intended to suck more cuts in working people's benefits and rights.
There's cheerful news, sort of, for those frustrated Texans who have completely given up.