Community Bridge closes out with Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting's Peter Hart for a discussion of the People's Budget. This week Sen. Bernie Sanders challenged President Obama - and over 50,000 people co-signed his letter to the President - to stand with the poor of our nation and demand that the Republicans raise taxes on the wealthy. People's Budget was put forward by the co-chairs of the 80-member Congressional Progressive Caucus. Their plan is humane, responsible, and most of all sensible, reflecting the true values of the American people and the real needs of the floundering economy. Unlike Paul Ryan's almost absurdly vicious attack on the poor and working class, the People's Budget would close the deficit by raising taxes on the rich, taming health care costs (including a public option), and ending the military spending on wars and wasteful weapons systems.
The People's Budget - Congressional Progressive Caucus.
CHART: As Services For Main Street Are Gutted, Richest Pay Lowest Taxes In A Generation
People’s Budget offers sound alternative to Ryan’s draconian plan, Economic Policy Institute, April 13, 2011.
The People's Budget, Jeffery Sachs, the Huffington Post, April 8, 2011.
Progressive Caucus Budget: The Only Honest Plan on the Table, Tim Dickinson, Rolling Stone, April 28, 2011.
The Only Responsible Budget in Town, Michael Tomasky, The Guardian UK, April21, 2011.
Wonkbook: A Congress problem, not a deficit problem, Erza Klein, The Washington Post, June 23, 2001.
The Truth About the Economy
Robert Reich connects the dots on the economy, in less than 2 minutes and 15 seconds. Who knew he could draw!?!