The richest Americans receive the special privilege of having half of their income taxed at a much lower rate than the vast majority of working families.
Reacting to the House Republicans' slash-and-burn 2012 budget proposals, progressives put forward a proposal that reflects "the values and priorities of working families in this country."
The leaders of the AFL-CIO and the Chamber of Commerce have teamed up to push a law that would create millions of well-paid jobs.
"It goes to the heart of whether we are serious about reducing the deficit, as opposed to just shrinking government."
A coalition in Connecticut is calling on the governor and legislators to adopt measures to help maintain vital public services during the recession including education, health, housing, job training, public safety, environmental protection, and transportation systems.
Going after those on the low end of the economic ladder, Republicans in the Michigan Legislature want to eliminate the Earned Income Tax Credit for the working poor.
The old adage that people may want the ox gored, but not their ox, appears to hold true in the findings of an Quinnipiac poll published last week in Ohio.
The Chicago Chamber of Commerce announced it's endorsement of 35 aldermanic candidates Jan. 26.
The contrast could not be starker. In the nation's capital, Congressional Republicans move to cripple, if not kill, health care reform. In California, state public officials and health care advocates move aggressively to pump life into the landmark federal Affordable Care Act.
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's State of the State address last night showed that his drive to "reinvent" Michigan is neither new nor a balm for this crisis-weary state.