Nurses Protest in 60 Cities, Demanding Tax on Wall Street

By Mischa Gaus Labor Notes, September 3, 2011 Thousands of nurses and supporters descended on their local Congressional offices nationwide Thursday, demanding that Wall Street pay for the crisis it created. Thousands of nurses and supporters descended on their local Congressional offices ... Read more

The Payroll Tax Holiday: Talk about a Ponzi Scheme!

By Wendy Mink Common Dreams, September 9, 2011 Is President Obama trying to kill Social Security without explicitly saying so?  He put Social Security “on the table” for consideration by his Deficit Commission — even though Social Security has not contributed to creating or ... Read more

How to Put America Back to Work

by Joseph E. Stiglitz Politico, September 8, 2011 The country is — or should be — focused on jobs. Some 25 million Americans who want a full-time job can’t get one. The youth unemployment rate is as much as twice that of the already unacceptable national average. America has always thought of itself as a land of ... Read more

Moody’s: Obama plan would add 1.9M jobs

United Press International Sept.ember 9, 2011 U.S. President Barack Obama outlines his job creation plan before a Joint Session of Congress in the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, Sept. 8, 2011. UPI/Kevin Diet RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 9 (UPI) — President Barack Obama’s $447 billion job-creation ... Read more

The Role of Government, an Excerpt from Obama’s Jobs Speech

Here’s a portion of the speech that highlights the conflict over the role of government.  Obama stated it pretty well. I just wish he had put forward a more aggressive job creating bill to go with this rhetoric. KZ On the Tone and Structure of the Obama Jobs Speech By James Fallows ... Read more