30 Nov 2012

The Road to Jobs and Economic Growth

One of the great lies of our time is that raising taxes on the wealthy hurts job creation and undermines economic growth. There is absolutely no evidence anywhere in the world that this claim is true. In fact, all the evidence points to the exact opposite being true: When the

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25 Oct 2012

Mitt Romney’s Say Anything Strategy

As we enter the final days of the 2012 presidential campaign, let’s take a moment to consider a quality that Americans have valued in our leaders since the birth of our great nation: Integrity. President George Washington summed up the importance of integrity when he wrote that “the character of

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16 Oct 2012

Romney and Ryan and Respect for Workers

Photo: Tracy Woodward, Washington Post A bold and innovative street artist with the simple name “JR” has transformed an unoccupied building at 14th and T Streets in Northwest Washington, DC. JR has given the nation’s capital a new and inspiring mural, an enormous version of the iconic “I Am A

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01 Oct 2012

Meet Richard Hayes: He Collects Mitt Romney’s Trash

Mitt Romney needs to meet Richard Hayes. Mr. Hayes is a city of San Diego sanitation worker. His route includes the street in La Jolla, where Mitt Romney owns a $12 million oceanfront mansion. This is the house where he’s putting in an elevator for his cars. Mitt Romney’s “47

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26 Sep 2012

The Referees Are Fighting for All of Us

The Referees Are Fighting for All of Us  By Lee Saunders Mike Pereira knows how to make a call.  He’s the former head of officiating at the National Football League, who now provides analysis for Fox TV.  Here’s what he told the New York Times about the on-going lockout of

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21 Sep 2012

“It Takes a Lot of Brass: Romney and America’s Veterans”

It takes a lot of brass, to paraphrase Pres. Bill Clinton, to tell a room full of fat cats paying $50,000 for a meal, that nearly half of the American people are freeloaders sponging off the government. Yet, as everyone now knows, that’s exactly what Mitt Romney did. He told

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31 Aug 2012

Labor Day and the Future of America

Labor Day 2012 comes at a turning point in American history. At a time when the wealthiest have prospered beyond the wildest of dreams, the vast majority of working Americans struggle to make ends meet. Millions have seen their incomes flatten, their jobs outsourced, and their hopes for retirement security

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27 Jul 2012

Taxes, Offshore Accounts and Corruption

This week, the U.S. Senate passed legislation backed by President Obama extending tax cuts for the 98 percent of Americans who need it, while allowing the Bush-era tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans to expire on schedule at the end of this year. These cuts benefit the working men and

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12 Jul 2012

Romney: “I believe in America,” but bank in Switzerland

“I believe in America” has become one of Mitt Romney’s favorite catch-phrases. “I believe in America,” he says in speeches, interviews and debates. In a recent four page fundraising letter, Romney writes “I don’t apologize for America because I believe in America,” and mentions at least six other times that,

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02 Jul 2012

Mitt Romney’s “Fake-Facts”

Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan once famously told an opponent in a debate: “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” I was reminded of that last Thursday when former corporate raider Mitt Romney, who made millions out-sourcing American jobs to foreign countries, expressed his opinion on

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