Language is powerful. We have come to believe certain things about our government because we have been fed a steady diet of metaphors that embed scary images in our minds.
Our lawmakers’ arguments over raising the debt ceiling aren’t just reckless – they’re pointless. Congress should end its outdated budget control rules.
How we treat the least in society reflects our values. As a nation, we need to ask ourselves what it really means to be a citizen in America? In fact, we should go further as ask what it means to be a human.
We have a place of agreement to start from – let’s ensure everyone has access to the health care they need and deserve as part of our great American family.
During the 2016 presidential election Donald Trump repeatedly emphasized the impact of U.S. trade policy on unemployment. The effectiveness of this message to the workers of America was quite revealing.
Infrastructure is better thought of as the entire apparatus of publicly orchestrated institutions and development that provide benefit to society as a whole, raising living standards across the entire spectrum of our communities, and creating the platform upon which private enterprise can grow and thrive.
Real hope, like fear, creates its own future. As a nation, we get to choose which kind of future we want.
There have been many regrettable moments in the 2016 Presidential Election. At a time when we could be having a national conversation about how to create a sustainable and broadly shared prosperity for ourselves and future generations, we seem instead to be subjected to something closer to a reality TV show.
Congress is never constrained by the amount of taxes received. So when we raise federal taxes on those with high incomes it should be either to help maintain a strong currency or because doing so serves some benefit to the economy or society.
Full employment requires the right balance of federal spending and taxation, both of which are in the domain of Congress.
I signed up, not to wear a new title – which is frankly a bit embarrassing for someone like me – but to add my voice to the vital movement of rescuing our democracy from the grip of money and bad economics.
We’ve forgotten that money doesn’t grow on rich people. We make our own money via the institution of government and it’s time we remembered how to use it properly.
We are asking that our politicians to stop pandering to millionaires, and focus on what will help our economy grow. Raising minimum wages, lowering taxes on wage earners, and ending tax favoritism for unearned income is a good place to start.