When Democrats took control of Congress after the 2006 elections, one of the first laws they passed was a three-step increase in the federal minimum wage from $5.15 an hour to $7.25 an hour. Before then, under Republican control of the House of Representatives, the minimum wage had been frozen for a decade.Last week, a … Continue reading This is perhaps the biggest difference between Democrats and Republicans
Stop the return of the bigger criminal class, the Party of War, the people who (with a few Democratic enablers) manufactured the very mess we are in.
Not since the explosive years of the civil rights movement and the hard-fought debut of government-supported health care for the elderly and poor have so many big things - love them or hate them - been done so quickly.
Dear Eye On Citrus Rand Paul, the Tea Party leader running against me for Senate in Kentucky, thinks Social Security is unconstitutional. Other Republicans across the nation are also campaigning on privatization and Social Security cuts. With a Tea Party deep on the fringe, the way for Democrats to win in 2010 is to have … Continue reading A major announcement
I'm an independent. So why am I writing on behalf of Democrats? Because we're only 28 days out, and polls show close races in at least 15 states. The GOP only needs to win 10 to take the majority. And their candidates are the most reactionary I've ever seen. Yes, it's easy to get frustrated … Continue reading Letter to the Editor: Frustrated Bernie Sanders
Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a Democratic plan to encourage companies to bring jobs back from overseas