The co-chairs of the President's National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform have a plan to address the nation's deficit and debt challenges by weakening Social Security and Medicare. They'll unveil it tomorrow. Today, Americans should tell Congress and the White House that there is no mandate for balancing the budget on the backs of working Americans. Call Congress. Raise a ruckus. Say: "Strengthen Social Security—Don't Cut It!"
The former majority leader's conviction serves as a reminder of just how crooked Congress was during the Bush years.
Cutting taxes for millioniares doesn't create jobs or spur business growth. It just widens the gap between the rich and the rest of us. Who says? Millionaires who actually care about America.
Fiscal Commission member Rep. Jan Schakowsky "gets" that working families should not bear the overwhelming majority of the burden for putting the nation's fiscal house in order.
With Republicans threatening on orgy of partisan excess in the new Congress, an aggressive and determined Democrat want to take over as the ranking member of the House committee charged with oversight of the Obama administration. "We cannot simply stand by idly and hope that such a reckless approach to the use of the power of the chair will not happen, especially since it is not only being promised, but demonstrated by the person who will hold the gavel," says Kucinich.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will now be House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, as Democratic leader wins by 3-1 margin in caucus vote.
The Speaker will remain Democratic leader. Now she is going to have to take the lead in sorting out the Congressional response to the messy case of a veteran Democrat.