Daily Archives: August 9, 2010

ok, not i am getting nervous

the economy is just looking worse and worse. will i make it through my program before the feds cancel my support because the republicans take over and just want to send money to the wealthy? robert reich had a couple of interesting suggestions:
-First item on the agenda: establishing a federal bank that will provide states and locales zero-interest loans, to be repaid when their unemployment rates drop to 5 percent or below.

Second item: eliminating payroll taxes on the first $20,000 of all incomes and make up the difference by subjecting all income above $250,000 to the payroll tax. (Remember, the wealthy save most of their after-tax income, lower-income Americans spend it.)

Third item: recreating the WPA to hire Americans directly. The Works Progress Administration put Americans back to work during the Depression rebuilding the nation