Skip to main content

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

Economy

 

Without Single GOP Vote, Senate Approves $3.5 Trillion Budget Blueprint

Sen. Bernie Sanders slammed Republicans for complaining about Democrats' use of budget reconciliation, noting that the GOP recently used the same process to force through massive tax cuts for the rich.

Jake Johnson ·


Top Scientists to Biden and Congress: 'Go Big on Climate... Do So Now'

"We must take immediate action to sharply reduce heat-trapping emissions to limit the worst climate change impacts, protect public health and lives, and limit economic harms."

Jessica Corbett ·


'Biggest Tax Story of the Year, If Not the Decade': Analysis Shows Just How Little Richest .001% Pay in Taxes

"The personal federal tax bill for the top 25 in 2018: $1.9 billion. The bill for the wage earners: $143 billion."

Jake Johnson ·


'This Is How You Lose Your Majority': Progressive Warnings Mount as Dems Drag Their Feet on Infrastructure

"Republicans aren't interested in compromise. They never were. Let's meet the scale of this crisis and pass the bold package our nation needs."

Jake Johnson ·


Republicans Accused of Economic 'Sabotage' as Florida Becomes 23rd GOP-Led State to Slash Jobless Benefits

"No one should face financial ruin for living in states run by Republicans."

Jake Johnson ·


Democrats 'Must Be Trying to Lose': Progressives Fume After Report Says Biden Budget Excludes Key Promises

"If the aim is to avoid a midterm massacre, why would you do this?" asked one political critic.

Kenny Stancil ·


'The IEA Is Starting to Get It': World Energy Body Praised for Finally Admitting Fossil Fuels Must Stay in the Ground

"Today's bombshell report from the International Energy Agency is easy to translate," said Bill McKibben. "Anyone who continues to engage or invest in fossil fuel development is wrecking the climate."

Kenny Stancil ·


Sanders Urges Labor Secretary to Protect Jobless Benefits as GOP Governors Race to Cut Them Off

The Vermont senator warned that many workers "will be forced into poverty" if Republican leaders are permitted to end emergency unemployment benefits.

Jake Johnson ·


Pay a Living Wage or 'Flip Your Own Damn Burgers': Progressives Blast Right-Wing Narrative on Jobs

"If one in four recipients are making more off unemployment than they did working, that's not an indictment of $300 a week in UI benefits. It's an indictment of corporations paying starvation wages."

Kenny Stancil ·


$152 Trillion. That's How Much Wealthy Countries 'Drained' From the Global South Since 1960

"Poor countries are developing rich countries, not the other way around."

Kenny Stancil ·

Common Dreams Logo