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Edwards: Rural America and Economic Fairness

“We should have a national capital fund
to make money — capital — available to new businesses that will operate
and start in smaller towns and smaller communities. Right now all the
capital stays in big cities. We’ve got to get it out into the rural

Kerry Offers Plan for a 21st Century Economic Strategy

Today, in Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall, Senator John Kerry laid out a plan for a 21st Century economic strategy for America’s middle class in a globalized world. His plan included universal health care, tax reform, green jobs, home ownership, and a renewal of the international labor movement. Note to the ’08 Democratic candidates for president… […]

Kerry to Deliver Major Economic Speech at Faneuil Hall on Monday

John Kerry will deliver a major speech on Monday, October 1, offering a 21st Century economic strategy for America’s middle class. The speech will be delivered at Faneuil Hall in Boston at noon. Steve LeBlanc reports for AP News: President Bush is leaving a tarnished economic legacy that will haunt the middle class and their […]

Kerry to Hold Hearing On Internet Access

Senator John Kerry, Chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship announced today that Federal Communications Commissioners Michael J. Copps and Jonathan S. Adelstein will testify at a hearing Wednesday on improving internet access for small businesses to help them compete in a global economy. Copps and Adelstein will join small businesses and […]

Public Prefers Democratic Party to Republican for Handling Terrorism, Military Security

The Gallup Poll shows that the “Democratic Party enjoys a 15-point lead over the Republicans in overall favorability, 53% vs. 38%”: Since the second half of 2005, Gallup notes “the public’s positive image of the Republican Party began to show signs of decline,” and since April 2006, “the Democrats have maintained a consistently strong advantage […]

Hillary’s Healthcare Plan May Be the Ticket

I’m playing catch up here tonight, with a post about Hillary Clinton’s healthcare plan. I had hoped to get on the conference call this morning and listen to the speech and press briefing after, but this is a busy week for me (more on that in the next day or so). I have spent some […]

Hillary to Propose Universal Health Care

Hillary Clinton has taken a lot of heat in the past for the ” ill-fated plan that she and President Bill Clinton pushed in 1993 and 1994.” But, now as a candidate for president, Hillary is ready to step up to the plate and tackle the issue again, as the issue has become one of […]

The Other Housing Crisis: Affordable Rentals

I’ve been wondering when the other shoe would drop with the housing crisis and the media would get around to writing about the other housing crisis: Affordable Rentals. As the caption on the graphic below says, the “Shortage of affordable rentals in cities dwarfs issue of rising foreclosures.” Ask anyone who lives in a large […]