Trumka, president of the AFL-CIO, recently spoke with The National Memo about the sequester's automatic budget cuts, the
danger of cuts to Social Security, the Keystone XL pipeline, immigration
Raising taxes on
the rich alone won't close the deficit or erase the national debt, as
Republicans superciliously inform us over and over again. But in their
negotiations with the White House to avert the so-called fiscal cliff
finally starting to have a serious conversation about our revenue crisis, there
are obvious reasons to limit the amount of mortgage interest that Americans can
deduct from their taxable income
Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan is taking a beating from fact-checkers, who have had to work overtime to try to verify the claims he made last week when accepting the nomination for vice president at the Republican National Convention...
In the name of curtailing deficits, politicians across the country are hacking away at programs that aim to make children healthier. In Congress, for example, House Republicans are spearheading a budget that eviscerates funding for food assistance and effectively defunds the wildly successful Children's Health...