Budgeting for the Great American Train Wreck
otherwords.org — In these difficult financial times our government should perform two basic tasks: (1) Stimulate the economy to create jobs; (2) Ensure that everyone pays their fair share including the wealthiest Americans. The budget deal Obama struck primarily with Republican lawmakers does neither. Instead, "the very wealthy will continue to receive taxpayer handouts, and corporations will keep their expensive federal giveaways," Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairman Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) said. "Meanwhile, millions of families unfairly lose more in this deal than they have already lost."