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UnitedAmericans Launched To Bring Us Together As Americans

Something different is happening this 4th of July. A transformational strategy is being launched to fill the growing void between us as Americans. UnitedAmericans.com went live at 3pm today, committed to using new and innovative technologies that will empower us … Continue reading

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Honoring the American Worker – 2011

As we honor the American Worker on this Labor Day 2011, those of us who work for a living in these United States of America are increasingly uneasy about the direction of our country. For good reason. Stagnant incomes and … Continue reading

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Republicans Threaten the American Economy

The greatest source of uncertainty facing the American economy has been, and continues to be, Republican/Tea Party threats related to funding government and raising the debt ceiling. To listen to the Republicans, the Obama adminstration is creating uncertainty in our … Continue reading

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Talking Down America

American right-wing conservatives really should be ashamed of themselves. In their efforts to regain the White House and the Congress, opposition leaders have crossed the line over and over again since President Obama took office. They have opposed the President … Continue reading

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Misplaced Union Envy

Millions of Americans have lost their jobs and homes since the financial collapse of 2008.  Tens of millions more are in fear of losing their jobs and homes.  Conservatives and tea party activists have chosen to blame the government and … Continue reading

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What Kind of America Do We Want to Live In?

The lesson of the events in Wisconsin for progressives is clear.  When you let the opposition set the political agenda and frame the political discussion, losing is inevitable.  The conservative, tea party narrative asserts that government has been living beyond … Continue reading

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The America I Love

The America I love is a tolerant place. It’s a place where we see diversity all around us. We don’t worry about the race or religion or sexual preference of our neighbors. And we treat one another as fellow Americans … Continue reading

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Time to Stand Up for Our Teachers, Police, and Firefighters

State governments across the US are facing record budget deficits in the upcoming fiscal year (FY) 2012 that begins July 1, 2011 in most states.  Altogether, total state shortfalls could exceed $140 billion in FY 2012.  The biggest deficits look … Continue reading

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Growing Our Way To American Jobs

Despite all the rhetoric these days about tax and budget cuts, the reality is that we will only see real improvement in employment prospects for our nation’s workers if we start seeing strong economic growth.  What’s needed is the kind … Continue reading

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Blaming the Middle Class

Deficit reduction will need to be high on the legislative agenda of the 112th Congress. Government is borrowing too much — current policies are just not sustainable. The solutions are simple — spend less, increase revenues, or both. The politics … Continue reading

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