Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Links 08/25/10

Big Unions to Pool Money for Fall Elections Wall Street Journal ...The AFL-CIO and SEIU plan to target elections in 26 states, all but five of which they consider battleground territory, including California, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Ohio.

Our Blue-Collar Great Depression Wall Street Journal ...the current Great Recession for younger blue-collar workers feels more like a depression—with no end in sight.

Let Congress Fix the Multi-Employer Pensions It Broke Wall Street Journal ... Your article attributes widespread underfunding to mismanagement and failure to negotiate adequate contributions; our research proved unequivocally that the market crash was to blame.

As midterms loom, Democrats work to shore up faltering recovery Washington Post ...the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office affirmed that view of the stimulus package, estimating that it added as many as 3.3 million jobs to the economy during the second quarter of this year and may have prevented the nation from lapsing into recession.

Biden slams GOP's economic plan Politico "...For eight years before we arrived, Mr. Boehner and his party ran this economy and the middle class into the ground,” Biden said. “They took the $237 billion surplus they inherited from the Clinton Administration and left us with a $1.3 trillion deficit, and, in the process, quadrupled the national debt – all before we had turned on the lights in the West Wing.”