The same Republicans who demanded an extension of the Bush tax cuts for the rich want to let the payroll tax cut expire, a move that would raise taxes on working families and kill jobs across the country.
Republicans are insisting that the payroll tax cut expire, a move that would raise taxes on working families and kill jobs across the country.
The Associated Press wrote yesterday: “Many of the same Republicans who fought hammer-and-tong to keep the George W. Bush-era income tax cuts from expiring on schedule are now saying a different 'temporary' tax cut should end as planned. By their own definition, that amounts to a tax increase.”
It’s further proof that Republicans care more about the rich than American families, who will have to pay an average of $1,000 more a year to the federal government if the tax cut isn’t renewed.
Just days after she dismissed the idea of a jobs bill in Congress, Senator McCaskill doubled down, saying, "The American people have now figured out that deficits matter."
But 67 percent of Americans say they would rather see Congress focus on job creation than the deficit, according to a recent poll.
After years of running up the deficit, Congress is looking to reduce the deficit the exact wrong way - through shared pain, rather than shared gain. Creating jobs will not only put our economy on the path to recovery but will also reduce the deficit over time.
If Democrats like Senator McCaskill cave to the Tea Party and fail to stand up for jobs, there will be no new jobs. And, as the New York Times recently wrote, "Without more jobs, both the economy and the budget will deteriorate further."
Help us keep the pressure on McCaskill by sharing our petition on Facebook and Twitter.
Hi, this is Evan Miller. I'm part of a team of recent college graduates working to start Jobs Now PAC, a political action committee that will give a voice to the 26 million Americans who are out of work or underemployed. We're different than the big liberal groups that routinely hit you up for money: we're young, have no money, and can only claim a small network.
But we've experienced firsthand the problems that Americans face in finding work: a job market over-saturated with talented, experienced individuals and lacking in new opportunities; an economy still reeling from the Great Recession; a government of disconnected elites who have lost sight of their responsibility to create jobs or, worse, would keep their constituents jobless in order to win elections.
Today, we're launching a campaign to demand that members of Congress return from their undeserved vacation to fulfill their promise to create jobs.
Organizing for America has dropped the demand for the public option from their open letter to members of Congress. As recently as Sept. 11, the letter featured on OFA's Health Care Action Center stated that health care reform must:
"Guarantee choice - Every American must have the freedom to choose their plan and doctor - including the choice of a public insurance option."
A cached version of OFA's site from Sept. 11 can be viewed here.
Amidst the smothering coverage of President Obama's speech in Cairo, there was a very fiery exchange between MSNBC host Tamron Hall and Republican strategist Alex Conant.
During a conversation about radio host and de facto GOP leader Rush Limbaugh's comments comparing President Obama to Al-Qaeda, Alex begins reminiscing about Limbaugh's challenge to MSNBC to not mention his name on air for 30 days.
Hall fired back:
"We have a right to cover people who are speaking out. This has nothing to do with this network. You tell me now if it is right -- stop -- to compare the President of the United States to Al-Qaeda. Do not try to call out this network for doing our job. Many people listen to this man, we have a responsibility to report all sides."
Watch the entire exchange here, it is quite amusing. Plus, Bill Press said "balls" on-air:
Adam Green did great work coining the term cancer-gate to describe Arlen Specter tricking the public into thinking they were funding cancer research when really they were funding his 2010 reelection campaign.
It seems that Specter will do anything to get reelected.
Join myself and Andrew Perez, founders of The New Argument in demanding that Specter give that money to its rightful recipients - an organization that actually works to advance medical research.
Breaking news - the National Republican Senatorial Committee has given up on Norm Coleman! For the past few months, the NRSC has been pushing their visitors to a donate page supporting Coleman's efforts. Now, with the most recent court decision going in Al Franken's favor, it seems that the GOP doesn't want to urge anymore of their supporters to fund a lost cause.
Overt the past week, there has been a lot said about the tax-day tea parties. Here is my attempt at a complete round-up of facts and coverage from the protests.
Nate Silver has used reports from local newspapers to compile a list documenting how many were in attendance at each party. As of now Atlanta, GA comes in first with approximately 15,000 people showing up to teabag the White House. Silver estimates the nation-wide grand total to be over 300,000 strong.