Slashing government spending now is just going to make our nation poorer.
Richard Kirsch is a Senior Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute and the author of Fighting for Our Health: The Epic Battle to Make Health Care a Right in the United States, published in February 2012 by the Rockefeller Institute Press. He is also Senior Adviser to USAction and an Institute Fellow at the Rockefeller institute.
The showdown in Washington isn't just about political posturing.
President Obama should issue an executive order to guarantee a living wage for millions of workers employed by federal contractors.
The economy that matters is measured by whether enough Americans hold decent jobs, not the Dow Jones Industrial Average.