Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Jobs, Not Cuts: Battlecry For 'American Dream' Movement

Van Jones

After the 2008 financial collapse and Barack Obama’s election, millions of Americans hoped that our country would create a New Deal for the 21st century.
Instead, it feels like we are getting a Raw Deal, one that drags us back toward the 19th century.
This summer, a minority of extremists somehow grabbed what should have been a routine legislative act and used it to highjack our democracy, undermine our nation’s standing in the world, jeopardize our shaky economic recovery and impose massive, job-killing cutbacks — all while blocking any tax increases on the rich.
Many Democrats fought hard to limit the damage. (Special thanks are owed to House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi, the Progressive Congressional Caucus and the Congressional Black Caucus.

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