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A Moral And Economic Imperative to Extend Unemployment Benefits

A Moral And Economic Imperative to Extend Unemployment Benefits
Federal unemployment assistance for 1.3 million people who have been unemployed longer than 26 weeks expired last Saturday, after Republicans blocked efforts to extend them. 3.6 million more people will lose these benefits over this year. Restoring these benefits is a moral, economic and political imperative.
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As Workers Suffer, Conservative House Manufactures Budget Crisis

As Workers Suffer, Conservative House Manufactures Budget Crisis
Over 21 million people are in need of full-time work. Wages are stagnant. The too-big-to-fail banks are bigger and more concentrated than ever. The wealthiest Americans have captured virtually all of the rewards of growth, while most Americans have yet to experience any recovery. Now the Republican Party in the Congress is concocting another manufactured budget crisis.
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Zero Manufacturing Jobs Added — Zero

Zero Manufacturing Jobs Added — Zero
President Obama set a goal of 1 million new manufacturing jobs in his second term. Last month we added zero. Not one. Nada. Zip. We did add low-wage jobs, though. Maybe we can talk about a national manufacturing strategy now?
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Obama's 'Rising American Electorate' Hardest Hit By the Economy

Obama's 'Rising American Electorate' Hardest Hit By the Economy
The rising American electorate is sinking together in this economy. The faltering jobless recovery isn’t working for most working families. Over 20 million are still in need of full-time work. Wages and family income are falling.
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Studies Find: DC Does What Wealthiest Want, Majority Opposes

Studies Find: DC Does What Wealthiest Want, Majority Opposes
Why do policymakers focus so intently on the deficit issue? Because the small minority of wealthy individuals that see the deficit as the nation’s priority have more clout than the majority that didn’t.
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Sequester Cuts Confirm Republicans Are Party of Deadbeat Dads

Sequester Cuts Confirm Republicans Are Party of Deadbeat Dads
It’s a popular analogy among fans of the political game to call Republicans the “Daddy Party” and assign “Mommy Party” to Democratic folk. Deadbeat dads are famous for withholding financial support from children. So Republicans seem to fit the mold here.
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Are We, the People Stealing from Ourselves and Blaming Others for Tax Theft?

Are We, the People Stealing from Ourselves and Blaming Others for Tax Theft?
The Speaker of the House last week said that taxing people to pay for government is theft. Let’s look at just where actual theft is occurring.
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Only 6% of People Know Deficit is Falling at Fastest Rate Since World War II

Only 6% of People Know Deficit is Falling at Fastest Rate Since World War II
There is no deficit problem. The deficit is down 50 percent as a share of gross domestic product just since President Bush’s fiscal year 2009 deficit and is falling at the fastest rate since the end of World War II. Yet the Washington debate is about how and where to cut us back into recession. Why?
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14 Reasons to Repeal Sequestration

14 Reasons to Repeal Sequestration
It’s been four years since Wall Street ruined the economy, we’re nearly nine million jobs behind where we need to be, and for years our politicians have debated how much less – not how much more – they’ll do about it.
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While Washington Bickers, Bad Trade Deals Bleed Our Economy Dry

While Washington Bickers, Bad Trade Deals Bleed Our Economy Dry
While politicians in Washington squabble, they ignore report after report that show how one-sided trade deals with China and others are killing off our jobs , factories, industries, and economy.
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