“During the campaign season, President Obama claimed voters must choose between two visions for America. We could choose to move forward towards shared prosperity or rely on the same reckless policies that led to economic collapse. On November 6, the American people spoke in favor of shared prosperity. A majority of Americans cast ballots for the President […]Read more "Dear Mr. President: Stop Compromising, Start Leading"
“I want to thank Senator Durbin for responding to my letter last week. I believe the health of our representative democracy depends upon dialogue between elected officials and their constituents. I also want to applaud the Senator for pointing out that Social Security hasn’t added a cent to our deficit and should not be cut. […]Read more "Response to Senator Durbin: We Need Your Progressive Leadership"
(Credit for text: Toby Chow)Read more "CEO Kitteh Meme"
“Our political leaders returned to Washington last week to work on the federal budget. SenatorDurbin, the Senate Majority Whip, has a choice to make. He must decide between meeting the needs of working class people in Illinois and across America and satisfying the desires of Wall Street CEOs. So far, Durbin has opted to side with Wall […]Read more "Ill. Senator Dick Durbin Siding with Wall Street CEOs Over His Own Constituents"
Last week, Senator Durbin criticized progressive Democrats who are standing up for what the majority of Americans – Democrats and Republicans alike — believe: that maintaining benefits for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid is more important than reducing the federal deficit. Durbin himself, representing a state that just cut $1.6 billion in Medicare funding, is […]Read more "Durbin is wrong about taxing the rich"
(The slogan #durbinville was a creation of IIRON leadership.)Read more "#durbinville 2013 meme"