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Like mushrooms after a spring rain, signs pop up at this time of year in hardscrabble urban neighborhoods across the country, promising quick and easy money.

It is not exactly that he lies, but Alan Greenspan certainly ranks among the most duplicitous figures to serve in modern American government.

Sentient observers know that American state and local governments face a
historic crisis--that they are cutting vital services and raising taxes,
mainly on those already most stressed in diffic

Just in case you didn't have a clue who George W.

In his address to the nation on the eve of the invasion of Iraq, George
W.

George W. Bush's budget sketches the precipitous decline in our fortunes
on his watch, while blurring the full costs of his shameless pander to
privilege.

Bush's Gulf of Credibility

The President's State of the Union address deepened the gulf between
word and deed. Poll-tested packaging hid the untruths within.

There is a stunning disconnect between the terrible budget shortfalls
facing states and localities and the priorities of federal tax-cutters.
States face budget deficits of more than $60 billio

Money is needed for social programs. And the rich have more than their
share.

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Before we’re forced to pick our flavor of austerity, we should close tax loopholes in the financial sector to raise much-needed revenue.

February 4, 2013

Coverage and commentary on the “fiscal cliff” deal has failed to note its affect on low-income Americans.

January 2, 2013

This deal was a mixed bag, and the next one will likely be worse.

January 2, 2013

Congress’s late-night fiscal cliff deal was overall bad news for progressives.

January 2, 2013

Barack Obama now has a higher percentage of the vote than Kennedy, Nixon, Clinton, Bush—or Reagan in 1980.

November 26, 2012

In a time of recession, why should the most vulnerable Americans—and not the richest 2 percent—pay the price of US debt?

November 19, 2012

After a recent White House meeting, liberal groups were heartened by the president's tough talk on tax breaks for the wealthy. 

November 14, 2012

As Congress nears the so-called "fiscal cliff," they should listen to voters: austerity cuts are unacceptable.

November 13, 2012

How hard will it be to negotiate with congressional Republicans? Ask the Republican senator who thinks voters are ignorant about fiscal math.

November 12, 2012

Romney’s campaign has yet to release a lot of damning information about the GOP candidate’s tax returns. 

October 24, 2012