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SHOCKING NEWS: Tax Cuts for the Wealthy Only Help the Wealthy

Yes, yes…another day, another incredibly well-executed, painstakingly researched, critically-praised study published that just flies in the face of everything Republicans blindly promote at the urge of their billionaire overlords believe in. Ready for the big surprise? Tax cuts for the rich don’t help the economy.   They make the rich richer and promote income inequality. As […]

September 18th

The Anniversary Party

Happy Anniversary, American Jobs Act! It was just a year ago Saturday that Obama introduced you to congress, and the country.  As the economy continued to sputter along (albeit, in a positive direction) following the 2008-2009 crisis and the emergency injection of funding from the Stimulus Act, lawmakers from both sides of the aisle came […]

September 13th

Republicans Fail Basic Math

No one’s saying that its never been better. No one’s saying that Obama waved a magic wand and made it all alright. No one’s saying that our economy has never been stronger, that we can all now relax and ease on into an era of unprecedented prosperity and comfort… But the republicans need a better […]

September 6th

Clean Energy Funding: Truth vs. Truthiness

Former Governor and republican presidential candidate Willard Mitt Romney knows how to rile up his base.  “Do you know how much money he (President Obama) invested in so-called green energy companies?” asked Romney of his carefully selected crowd of supporters at a campaign speech in New Hampshire. “Ninety billion. Ninety billion!” Oh, how could he?  How […]

August 24th

Obama Makes Federal Clean Energy Commitments (Again)

With US gas prices returning to the previous shock levels–Summer of 2008–President Obama responded to the pressure with a speech today at Georgetown University, just a few miles west of the White House. The Energy Department reports that prices at the pump are up 15% for the year since February 7, which is undoubtedly causing […]

March 30th

People want Renewable Energy. Who will give it to them?

Two new polls out this week show that Americans want their future energy supply to be renewable. A mid-January USA Today/Gallup poll found that 83 percent of Americans want incentives for alternative energy, which put it at the top of their list for Congress to work on. And a February 7 Pike Research survey on […]

February 7th

Obama Administration Tacking on Climate Change Strategy

It’s been three days since the State of the Union, and while myriad pundits have already weighed in on the substance (the President averaged a C+) and style (B) of the address, a key issue that was once a campaign promise has evaporated into the cold Washington night: climate change policy. Mr. Obama did indeed […]

January 28th

Obama Criticizes BP for Spending Money on Ad Campaigns and Shareholders

President Obama warns BP not to “nickle and dime” Gulf Coast fisherman and business owners while spending money on expensive ads and paying billions to shareholders. Have you seen BP’s latest ad campaign? A forlorn Tony Hayward says he’s “deeply sorry” and thanks the volunteers and government for their “strong support.” He promises that BP […]

June 6th

Is Social Security “Windfall” Penalty Fair to Labor?

The Texas American Federation of Teachers (AFT) cites the case of a widowed public school teacher that retired with a $900 monthly pension. She would have been eligible to receive $600 survivor benefits based on her husband’s Social Security contribution, but the windfall elimination provision (WEP) eliminated all of her survivor benefits.

September 7th

More Money for the Auto Industry

Three more car companies received sizeable loans from the federal government yesterday, but don’t worry; it’s not another bailout. In fact, the$8 billion is just the start of a larger $25 billion project called the Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Loan Program (ATVM for short) that was thought up back in 2007 and funded by Congress […]

June 24th