Today's Ideas & Actions
May 23, 2013
TAKE ACTION While college students struggle under an unprecedented debt burden, big banks are now enjoying interest rates of almost zero. Join Sen. Elizabeth Warren, CAF and Daily Kos in telling Congress to pass her bill that would give students the same rock-bottom interest rates as the big banks. Click here to tell your senators: Co-sponsor Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s Bank on Students Loan Fairness Act.
With millions out of work and the economy in trouble, the federal budget sequester is not just dumb, but dangerous. So we launched a campaign to build political pressure to repeal the sequester, including an online petition drive, public education effort and media appearances.
Follow our continuing commentary on the sequester madness and the winning arguments you can use to help end it »
A new report by the Institute for Policy Studies and the Campaign for America's Future shows how the corporate CEOs leading Fix the Debt, an organization that has helped fuel the austerity agenda in Washington, are themselves contributing to the debt as their corporations deduct their outsized compensation packages from their tax bills. Read the report »
We're working to put the plight of minimum wage workers back on the agenda. They need a raise, and the economy won't grow until they and other low-wage workers see their incomes rise.
Sign our petition to Congress: Vote for the $10.10 minimum wage bill »
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Read our series on the minimum wage »
MORNING MESSAGE: Apple Pie is American, But Apple Computer Isn’t OurFuture. Org’s Richard Eskow: “We should treat Apple and other formerly American multinationals as neutral entities with whom we can cooperate at times for our mutual benefit.
The Forces Driving America’s Education Spring
Anyone who thinks education is the “civil rights issue of our time” needs to look at what’s going on in Chicago.
Apple Pie is American, But Apple Computer Isn’t. Not Anymore.
Did you know that Apple Computer has become a foreign entity? Did you know that it’s more Irish than anything else, at least as far as taxes are concerned? Or that it pays very little in income tax, even though its products wouldn’t exist if it not for U.
Double Trouble: Get Ready For The Next IRS “Scandal”
Yes, they're already on it. I wrote about this building pseudo-scandal the other day, and it appears it's gaining steam.
Let’s Tell Multinational Corporations To Just Pay Their Taxes
At yesterday’s Senate hearing the CEO of Apple said they follow the law when they “defer” billions and billions of dollars in taxes they owe by keeping profits “out of the country.
February’s unemployment numbers were better than the average job creation for the previous three months. The new jobs figures -- an additional 236,000 jobs in February with unemployment edging down to 7.7 percent -- reveal an economy that keeps chugging along against rising headwinds. But don’t break out the bubbly. We are still in a debilitating jobs recession. There are still more than 20 million people in need of full-time work.