"Gutting the ACA funding would only further add to our already egregious levels of economic inequality"
Justice has not only been denied to a worthy Supreme Court nominee and the work of the high court. It continues to be denied to the American people.
Clinton promises to be a champion for education by not taking advice from people interested in breaking unions and privatizing schools.
Witness the reality of the GOP's keep-the worker-down economics and its persistent drive to re-distribute wealth from the bottom to the top
The percentage of middle-class households dropped in every state in the Union between 2000 and 2013, along with median income
According to pediatricians, doctors should start screening their child patients for hunger, and the lesser-known problem of food insecurity
The economy is growing for the extremely wealthy, but there were 3 million more children living in extreme poverty in 2013 than in 2008
Donald Trump wants to pit his fourth-grade level rhetoric against the Pope to convince him only capitalism can keep ISIL out of the Vatican
Trump's plan to help U.S. automakers sounds an awful lot like Mitt Romney's underhanded tactics at Bain Capital
The International Monetary Fund (IMF), has finally conducted comprehensive research and reported what every conscious human being on Earth already knows like they know the Sun rises in the East; GOP trickle-down economics is a certifiable economic disaster that reliably retards economic growth, kills jobs, and increases income inequality.
Kansas' Republican legislators are all but admitting their precious trickle down experiment was not only a failure, it is a scam. In fact, although not quite stating "our only economic policy is a scam to enrich corporations and the wealthy," just admitting they have to raise taxes to plug gaping revenue holes and more recently, that income inequality is a problem in America, is just as good.
The wealthiest member of Congress, Republican Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) has a message for America's poor people. During an interview with CNN, Issa said that America's poor are the envy of the world.
Speaker of the House John Boehner will hold a vote to repeal the "Estate Tax" and give the very richest of the rich another government handout at the expense of the rest of the population.
Have we really reached the point where asking the wealthy to pay their fair share of taxes is a form of vilification?
In fact, there is absolutely nothing whatsoever that Republicans represent that Dr. King would even tepidly support, and in fact he would be leading the fight against everything conservatives stand for; whether they are social, racial, or economic policies.
Republicans ran on, and won big with, their claim that the GOP is "the party of solutions" founded on conservative pro-growth economic policies, deregulation, and tax cuts for the rich they claimed were more successful than anything "hapless" Democrats or Obama could ever hope to achieve. This is despite the President's nearly five-year job growth record, world-leading GDP growth, and increased revenue paying down the nation's debt at a record pace.
If the President simply adjusted the salary threshold for inflation since it was last raised in 1975, it would be a more significant income increase for over 10 million low and low middle-class American workers that raising the hourly wage to $15 per hour for the rest of the poverty-wage workforce.
If, as privatization "reformers" in Republican, corporate, and Obama Education Department claim that America's public schools are dire failures, then America's wealthy public schools with unionized teachers, and tenure, would be failing and not at the "top of the international charts."
Perry's message is clear; there is no reason to address poverty, income inequality, or make any effort to help those suffering, and people in Texas are suffering, but not because it is written in scripture.
As long as the wealthy continue benefitting from the President's economic recovery, Republicans will stay the austerity course that continues retarding growth despite one 4th quarter report that GDP ticked up to 3 percent.