YES! - Without another gov’t stimulus package we're screwed!
NO! - The economy will receive another stumulus, preventing further economic decline.


Ema0129's picture
Ema0129 3 years 4 weeks ago

The initial Obama stimulus was far too small and too much of it was directed to tax cuts. It is time for citizens to stand proud as tax payers and recognize that our taxes built the commons. It is the commons and significant investment intheir upgrade that will once again grow the middle class.

humanitys team's picture
humanitys team 3 years 4 weeks ago

Here in the UK the public bailed out the banks to a tune of 395 billion pounds,according to the independent newspaper last week 90% of that money went to the richest 10 % of the population and just 10% of that stimulus (the public's money) went to the least well off.

The people have no idea what is going on because there is no transparency and that means no truth ,we are being played like a fiddle. .the UK has been in official recession since 2008 and austerity is not working but the power,s that be have decided that this is the road to go down.As in America we are a wash with money ,money is not the problem fairness is and the thought that there is not enough to go around.

Geraldine Rieman 3 years 4 weeks ago

On CNN Saturday, Sept. 1, 2012, for the Financial news, a financial expert (I don't recall which person) said that with Ryan's plan, that the U. S. will experience almost immediately--- austerity just like Greece. Ryan scares me.

Also one of the financial experts said that cuts should not be made until unemployment is at 6%. That it will just get worse, and that we need to feed our poor. Get people working.

PanBlaiz 3 years 4 weeks ago

So long as the money bailouts the People and NOT the banksters and corporations, I'm all for it. Let's help people not loose their homes and students with their loans first and foremost with that bailout money. If not, we are going to have a lost generation chained to so much debt that they'll be in economic slavery. Time to kill apathy. Spread empathy and compassion. Peace.

Add comment

Login or register to post comments

"The market has become tilted..."

It seems like the most popular word in this election cycle is 'inequality,' but we need more than talk to narrow the great divide between the haves and have-nots in our nation.

According to a recent article by former Labor Secretary Robert Reich, the pro-corporate elite have rigged the system against us, and it's going to take the majority of us standing together to change the system.

Latest Headlines

White House opposes bill blocking Iran nuclear deal

President Barack Obama will veto the bill, saying that the Iran nuclear deal addresses only nuclear issues

Where would Afghanistan be today if the US and Russia had just left it alone?

The United States and Russia are really in a very awkward place right now

Kremlin: Syria air strikes target 'a list' of groups

US Senator John McCain said he can confirm Russian air strikes were against the Free Syrian Army recruits
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"With the ever-growing influence of corporate CEOs and their right-wing allies in all aspects of American life, Hartmann’s work is more relevant than ever. Throughout his career, Hartmann has spoken compellingly about the value of people-centered democracy and the challenges that millions of ordinary Americans face today as a result of a dogma dedicated to putting profit above all else. This collection is a rousing call for Americans to work together and put people first again."
Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO
From The Thom Hartmann Reader:
"Thom is a national treasure. Read him, embrace him, learn from him, and follow him as we all work for social change."
Robert Greenwald, political activist and founder and president of Brave New Films
From Unequal Protection, 2nd Edition:
"Beneath the success and rise of American enterprise is an untold history that is antithetical to every value Americans hold dear. This is a seminal work, a godsend really, a clear message to every citizen about the need to reform our country, laws, and companies."
Paul Hawken, coauthor of Natural Capitalism and author of The Ecology of Commerce