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

Obama Pushes Medicare Cuts In Jobs Speech

By Zach Carter Huffington Post, September 8, 2011 WASHINGTON — In his jobs speech before Congress Thursday night, President Barack Obama appeared to call on congressional Democrats to cut Medicare, a politically toxic proposal that undercuts a previous Democratic campaign strategy. Obama pushed to ... Read more

HIGHLIGHTS-Bernanke speech on U.S. economic outlook

Reuters September 8, 2011 The following are highlights of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s speech on the economic outlook before the Economic Club of Minnesota on Thursday. For a story on Bernanke’s testimony, see [ID:nW1E7IR02M] For a full text of Bernanke’s remarks, ... Read more

Tax the super-rich or riots will rage in 2012

Commentary: 6 reasons we can’t stop coming economic meltdown By Paul B. Farrell, MarketWatch, August 16, 2011 Reuters Police officers in riot gear drag a man along a street in London Aug. 8, 2011. SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. (MarketWatch) — What a year. Rage in London, Egypt, Athens, Damascus. All real. ... Read more

Here’s a Jobs Plan . . .

Yesterday, I criticized the jobs plan presented by President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, below is a jobs plan that would actually get the country moving and put in place a foundation for a 21st Century economy. KZ   Sen. Bernie Sanders spells out his jobs plan WASHINGTON – September 7 ... Read more