China illegally subsidizes its export industries and unlawfully manipulates its currency. That kills U.S. industry and destroys U.S. jobs. On June 19, China announced it would allow its currency value to rise on international markets. And then it didn’t. That’s flipping the bird at America. Before China’s June 19 promise, U.S. Senators and Congressmen proposed legislation that would force the U.S. Treasury Department to even the score with China. Pass the legislation. It’s time for America to flip the bird back.
|By: Leo W. Gerard Thursday September 16, 2010 8:57 am|
|By: buildingbridgesradio Tuesday September 14, 2010 4:48 pm|
Building Bridges Radio: Your Community and Labor Report, National Edition
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|By: Tracy Emblem Sunday September 5, 2010 3:53 pm|
Over 14.9 million American workers remain unemployed. Americans must demand that economic policies provide the framework to create good paying jobs at home during the next decade with the least amount of outsourced labor and materials.
|By: Eric Laursen Wednesday May 26, 2010 10:49 am|
The Bowles-Simpson deficit commission is hoping a computer game will educate Video Nation on the need for fiscal austerity. It’s been tried before.
|By: Leo W. Gerard Wednesday March 31, 2010 6:10 pm|
China and America decline to acknowledge what everyone else knows: China suppresses the value of its currency to gain a trade advantage over America. This is costing America untold numbers of manufacturers and millions of jobs. The U.S. Treasury Department, which is required by the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness Act of 1988 to name foreign currency manipulators in bi-annual reports, must label China in its April 15 account, then sanction China if it doesn’t begin balancing its currency.
|By: TheMediaConsortium Tuesday February 16, 2010 7:51 am|
>By Zach Carter, Media Consortium Blogger
One year after President Barack Obama secured passage of his critical economic stimulus package, the U.S. Senate is finally taking anther look at how to create jobs and repair the economy. These issues are more important than ever, but absurd Republican obstructionism and timid Democratic negotiation are once again threatening good public policy.
|By: Leo W. Gerard Wednesday December 2, 2009 4:52 pm|
So Obama doesn’t want to spend any more tax dollars to create jobs? Well, here’s a couple of good ways to do that: enforce and strengthen trade policy and create a manufacturing strategy.
|By: chieforganizer Wednesday September 9, 2009 7:45 pm|
When States choose to walk away from Stimulus money what happens to the poor?
|By: Pachacutec Monday November 24, 2008 7:14 am|
Chuck Schumer released a statement (below) calling for a big economic stimulus in the order of $500 billion to $700 billion. Schumer uses coded language to get Mitch McConnell interested in the plan, such as “big package” and “it has to be deep.” Crafty guy, that Chuck. I’ve long been a critic, but gotta give him props on this one.