"I hope that before your time on earth ends, as mine is now ending, you will find the strength of character to beg for forgiveness."
To: George W. Bush and Dick Cheney From: Tomas Young
There are two budgets in front of the House now. These are the “Back To Work Budget” offered by the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) and the Paul Ryan/GOP budget. Will the absolutely overwhelming (see polling below) wishes and needs of We, the People determine what the final budget will be? Will the American Majority win this one?
Earlier this week, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) released a budget proposal that would undermine America’s long-term economic growth and competitiveness by slashing critical investments in education, science and technology, and infrastructure.
It has been a big week for budget documents. In fact, members of Congress have presented not one but two full-fledged, serious proposals for spending and taxes over the next decade.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus introduced a budget this week that it says would bring total deficit reduction to $4.4 trillion through defense cuts, new revenues, and economic growth that would result from measures to boost the economy and education.
Will the Pope's complicity with a military dictatorship that tortured thousands of Argentines receive the same attention as the Vatican's sexual abuse scandal? Not likely, in part because the tortures in question were inflicted in one country, Argentina, rather than globally, as in the case of sexual abuse.
The correct counterpart to the unbridled ambition of the Ryan budget isn’t the cautious plan released by the Senate Democrats. It’s the “Back to Work” budget released by the House Progressives.
‘If this is success, we’re in a heap of trouble,’ says USW Pres. Gerard
WASHINGTON, D.C. (March 14, 2013) – Leo W. Gerard, International President of the United Steelworkers (USW) issued the following statement today in advance of tomorrow’s one-year anniversary of the implementation of the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement.
We have to start somewhere.
Senators Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have introduced a bill, S. 505, that would prohibit drone killings of U.S. citizens on U.S. soil if they do not represent an imminent threat.
Washington, D.C. – Leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, including Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva and Keith Ellison and Budget Taskforce members Reps. Jim McDermott, Jan Schakowsky, Barbara Lee and Mark Pocan, today released their fiscal year 2014 budget alternative, the Back to Work Budget, which creates almost 7 million jobs over the first year and reduces the deficit by $4.4 trillion over the next 10 years.