economy

CEOs Get Big Fat Raise; Workers Get Nothing
While CEOs fight any raise to the minimum wage, their average pay leaped up to $10.5 million. Read more...
Biden: Raising Minimum Wage Good For Business
"In this week’s address, Vice President Biden discusses the importance of raising the federal minimum wage. It’s good for workers, it’s good for business, and it would help close the gender pay gap, as women make up more than half of the workers who stand to benefit from a raise." Read more...
Jobs In The President's Sure-To-Be-Obstructed Budget
Again and again, President Obama has proposed programs to help the economy and create jobs. Again and again, these proposals have been obstructed by Republicans in Congress. Read more...
Paul Ryan Attacks Obama Budget As 'Raising White Flag' For Not Gutting Social Safety Nets
Rep. Paul Ryan continues to find refuge with friendly media outlets like Fox to pretend that the majority of Americans agree with his cruel budget proposals. Read more...
Bob Corker Wants A Race To The Bottom For Tennessee Workers
Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker's lies and threats to the VW workers in his state over unionization may have just guaranteed they won't build in the anti-union south again any time soon. Read more...

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Nicolle Wallace Likens Stimulus Package To 'Generational Theft'
Former Bushie and McCain campaign manager Nicolle Wallace wants us to believe that the stimulus package -- not the bank bailouts -- was what we should consider "generational theft." Read more...
Jennifer Rubin: Thank Bush And Paulson For Saving U.S. From Great Depression
The Washington Post's Jennifer Rubin admits we were heading into a second Great Depression when President Obama took office, but says give Bush and Paulson credit for saving us, not the stimulus package. Read more...
Fox Celebrates Fifth Anniversary Of Stimulus By Spreading GOP Zombie Lies On Recovery
On the fifth anniversary of the passage of the American Recovery Act, Fox "news" was happy to help Republicans continue to tell the same zombie lies they've been spreading for years on what's holding back economic growth. Read more...
No Fast Track To TPP: Fix NAFTA First
We have to stop fast-track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Then we should take the momentum from that to demand Congress and President Obama instead fix NAFTA first. Read more...
Minimum Wage, Maximum Importance
This is a great day for low wage workers in America. Not just those immediately affected by this, but those who will be touched by the ripples of hope coming from this action. Read more...