The Senate convenes today to continue debate on the "American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act of 2010." A summary is here. Many members of Congress, including most of the GOPers (but plenty of Democrats), seem to think we've moved past the economic crisis and should only be focused on the deficit and debt. Now, of course, far too many American are still mired in the crisis, which many of those same members of Congress helped created. Let's just say, members of Congress aren't suffering economically. So, the focus for many on the Hill is reducing the deficit. But, they won't close tax loopholes for the richest Americans and they won't extend benefits for people who are suffering. Still looking out for Wall Street, not Main Street.Howie P.S.: I believe Obama has shown leadership already. It's just that his job keeps demanding even more from him, given the realities he is facing.
Monday, June 14, 2010
"This could be a big week for Obama. People are waiting for a leader...."
Joe Sudbay (AMERICAblog):