Infrastructure

The Congressional Progressive Caucus Fiscal Year 2013 budget, Budget for All, offers an important alternative to both the Obama Administration’s budget and that presented last week by Paul Ryan and the House Budget Committee. The CPC budget would accomplish several important goals at once: 1)...
03/29/2012
Publication
The concerns of municipal officials are validated by the ratings agency Moody’s, which downgraded the debt of Rockland County and Utica last month, and Yonkers and Long Beach last year. New York is hardly alone, and certainly not the worst; for four straight years, Moody’s has had a negative...
03/13/2012
News/Resource
Well, you have to hand it to the House GOP. They are consistent, if nothing else. Their proposed transportation bill, the American Energy and Infrastructure Act, continues their attack on the environment and working folks by opening up virtually all areas for offshore drilling and eliminating...
02/10/2012
Blog
I’m at sea this week -- literally, for once -- and learning helpful nautical stuff. For example, the old, three-mile limit for territorial waters was established in 1702 as the maximum distance a cannon ball could reach when fired from shore. It’s even more useful to gain some distance from...
11/03/2011
News/Resource
Next week, the Senate wil consider the next piece of Obama's jobs proposal -- $60 billion for infrastructure development -- which, in all likelihood, Senate Republicans will successfully block. This opposition is worse that just shortsighted and partisan; according to a recent report co-authored by...
10/26/2011
Blog
Audi runs ads in hopes of selling cars. That’s what ads are supposed to do. But, in yesterday’s New York Times, a full-page ad for the Audi A6 appeared twice and it not only aimed to sell cars, it promoted the idea that wealthy Americans can buy protection from the public decay likely...
09/19/2011
Blog
The biggest domestic policy failure has been the refusal of top officials in the White House and in Congress to recognize the severity of the employment crisis that has settled like a plague over American workers. There is no longer any excuse for believing that the Great Recession and its...
08/30/2011
Blog
Today there are almost 29 million people in the United States for whom the economy has failed to perform its most important function: providing enough jobs to go around. This reality is dimming the lights on the American Dream. It threatens to steal from an entire generation the dignity that comes...
03/07/2011
Publication
Washington, DC — The need for our nation to rebuild the middle class — the real engine of our economy — was completely overlooked in the new job-killing recommendations from the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform earlier today. Tamara Draut, Vice President of Policy and...
12/03/2010
Press Release
Washington, DC — The need for our nation to rebuild the middle class-the real engine of our economy-was completely overlooked in the new job-killing recommendations from the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform earlier today. Tamara Draut, Vice President of Policy and...
12/01/2010
Press Release
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