AmericasDemocrats.org–March 25th, 2012

Teresa Ghilarducci

Teresa Ghilarducci is an expert on retirement security, and while Republicans continue their assault on Social Security, she has a new idea – let individuals get the same guaranteed-income retirement accounts that employees of the Federal Reserve have.

http://teresaghilarducci.org/

Catherine Poe

Columnist and regular contributor Catherine Poe makes the case for the Dream Act – to help children of undocumented workers who were born in the United States get a college education. She points out how Mitt Romney is way out of step with other Republicans and with his own church on  this issue.

http://communities.washingtontimes.com/staff/catherine-poe/

Charles Postel

And now, historian Charles Postel examines the “no-tax” pledge that Grover Norquist imposes on Republicans — driving moderates out of the GOP, making the rich richer and the rest of us more miserable.

http://history.sfsu.edu/faculty/defaultfaculty.htm

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.

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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