Today's Ideas & Actions
May 25, 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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The Audacity Of Apple’s “Ingenuity”
This week, Apple CEO Tim Cook was questioned in a Congressional Hearing about his company's complex scheme to avoid paying taxes.
The following chart measures the growth of hunger over the past few years in Europe and the US:.
Another Bridge Falls — Fixing Infrastructure Fixes Jobs And Deficits
Another aging highway bridge falls, cars and people in the water… This problem was well-known and urgent years ago! But Republicans block it, saying fixing our infrastructure is “more government spending.
MORNING MESSAGE: Washington’s Literal Sinkhole, And Our Idiotic Fixation On Deficits OurFuture. Org’s Robert Borosage: “On Tuesday, a “sinkhole” suddenly sank in Washington D.
Even With College Degrees, Youth Struggle In A Weak Economy
The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s recent data on college graduates has been a gift that keeps on giving.
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.