AmericasDemocrats.org–February 19, 2012

Charles Postel

Historian Charles Postel has studied the value and successes of various political pledges throughout history – against slavery, for prohibition and for woman’s suffrage – but he says the Republicans’ universal pledge to oppose any new tax is different because it is destructive … and forever.

Book

Fred Rotondaro

A senior fellow at the Center for American Progress says Mitt Romney’s claim that Democrats are envious of the rich is the “most extreme and stupid comment” he has ever made. In reality, he says, by attacking government so much, the rich actually get benefits from the government that keep them from having to compete fairly.

Center for American Progress

Cecilia Munoz

The director of the White House Domestic Policy Council says President Obama made some hard choices in his budget … a budget that asks all Americans to do their fair share.

Bill Press