Editors' Blog

Congressional Progressive Caucus: Bloice's Quote of the Day

Quote of the Day April 12, 2012'We hope the people of Florida's 22nd Congressional District will note that he repeatedly polarizes the American people instead of focusing on their interests.

Most correct position on tax cuts I've read so far

From Americans United for Change:

Congress' Tax Alamo

After watching the debate over the President's tax framework in the House last night on C-SPAN, I have to admit to being somewhat amused.

Guest blog: Response to congressional opposition to the tax deal

So where was all of this opposition during the Bush administration? How come these democrats can stand firm against Obama and were hardly heard when Bush was president? Why didn't Bernie Sanders and other progressive stalwarts stage some drama against the original tax cut legislation or the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq? And why are the tax cuts for the wealthy the only issue when around 3 million need unemployment benefits? 3 million people represents a lot of people with large political and economic implications.

Call for unemployment benefits extension – today

The following is from the Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, civilrights.org:

What the coming compromise will look like, oh, and the Republicans are still the main enemy of the working class

With the change in the balance of power in Congress and many outgoing members unwilling to risk future corporate lobbying positions with risky votes, it is increasingly plain that the White House has been forced back from a more progressive agenda.

Demand Congress extend unemployment benefits

With the Lame Duck session beginning, the fight for jobs, extending unemployment benefits and protecting Social Security has begun.

Demands for the "lame duck" Congress

1. Do not extend the Bush/Republican tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires.