Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Congressional Progressives propose 'Deal for All' (video)

Now that the 2012 elections are over, the US Congress must face the "fiscal cliff". 

What is the fiscal cliff? The fiscal cliff is a collection of financial provisions-- including the infamous Bush tax cuts and the mandated "sequestration" cuts (brought about because the Super Committee couldn't reach a compromise)-- that either expire--or take effect-- between now and December 31, 2012. 

Whether or not the fiscal cliff is really a cliff or just a bump in the road depends upon which media outlets you follow.

The Congressional Progressive Caucus has proposed the Deal for All to mitigate the impact of fiscal cliff decisions on the middle class and the poor. Here are their ideas.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

PDA: Envisioning a more progressive Arizona Democratic Party

Are you one of those Democrats who grumbles about the Arizona Democratic Party’s (ADP) slide into Republican-lite territory?

Are you tired of Blue Dog Democratic candidates?
Are you tired of the party’s weak stances on hot-button issues?

Did you ever wonder why the ADP’s Progressive Caucus has so little power—despite being the state party’s largest caucus? (Maybe you didn’t even know that the ADP had a progressive caucus?)

Are you ready for change?

If you said, “Hell, yeah!” to any of the above questions, then it’s time to stop muttering and start acting.