Tuesday, December 31, 2013

A New Year's resolution for a new and stronger New Deal

(In 2014, Americans need to come together and create an economic system that offers more opportunities, and allows for shared prosperity. WPA poster, image courtesy of the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division.)

Instead of creating policies that add billions to the fortunes of billionaires, I think we should all make a New Year's resolution to fight for an economy that provides a living wage for everyone willing to work, a public jobs program for people shut out by the private sector, an expansion of Social Security, and universal health care for our citizens (sorta like the health care that every other developed country has).

In other words, a New Year's resolution for a new and stronger New Deal--a deal where no American is kicked to the curb.

Heck, I bet even some billionaires would agree with me on this! In fact, billionaire investor Bill Gross recently wrote, "...it’s time to kick out and share some of your good fortune by paying higher taxes or reforming them to favor economic growth and labor, as opposed to corporate profits and individual gazillions."

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