Acclaimed author, Berkeley professor, and Clinton-era Secretary of Labor Robert Reich lays out the what, why and how of the Fiscal “Cliff”, the showdown in Congress that Republicans created to demand painful cuts in vital domestic programs in exchange for raising taxes on the top 2%. Learn the facts, and the best way out of this forced showdown.
Jobs come first. Prosperity, not austerity. Makes sense to me.
Oh, and it’s a fiscal crossroads, not a cliff. At worst, it’s a slope or a curb… or a hiccup. This is a self-created “crisis” that the GOP is trying to use in order to cut programs that are there for the health and welfare of American citizens who need assistance in order to, you know, live.
The first thing to know about the so-called “fiscal cliff” is that it’s not a cliff—it’s a choice. It’s a choice between making the 1% richer at the expense of everyone else, or lifting up 100% of Americans. It’s a choice between American prosperity and European austerity.
In this sharp new video, former Labor Secretary Robert Reich breaks down the fiscal choice in 2 minutes and 30 seconds—with pictures too. And he gives Democrats the inside scoop on how to fight and win this fiscal showdown for the middle class.
It’s almost as if Romney’s strategists were working for us all this time.
Voters in three critical swing states broadly oppose the sweeping changes to Medicare proposed by Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryanand, by big margins, favor President Obama over Mitt Romney on the issue, according to new state polls by The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation.
Among seniors, the issue rivals the economy as a top voting issue, undercutting Romney’s appeal in Florida, Ohio and Virginia. Generally, the more voters focus on Medicare, the more likely they are to support the president’s bid for reelection.
A focus on Medicare as an issue also blunts potential fallout from Obama’s 2010 health-care reform law. The law remains controversial and is, according to an analysis of these new poll results, a drag on Obama’s reelection prospects. In Florida and Ohio, more voters have “strongly unfavorable” than “strongly favorable” impressions of the health law.
Yeah, the widows or single moms with children, the elderly and inform are all just basically lazy. You have to be really lazy to struggle thru days when you have to choose between food and housing, non existent health care options and skyrocketing housing costs. Via MM.
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