Yet another fiscal showdown is about to begin, and Republicans are bent on holding the economy hostage again.
They want to bully us into believing cuts to Social Security, Medicare and other dangerous budget cuts —such as those that would take food aid from hungry children, weaken education and let our bridges and roads crumble — are the only things we should be talking about.
Working families shouldn’t take the hit again so we can maintain tax loopholes for Wall Street, drug companies, corporations that outsource jobs and the richest 2 percent of Americans.
The most serious economic challenge facing America is the continuing jobs crisis.
Our priorities should be creating jobs by investing in infrastructure and education, raising wages, reducing inequality and increasing economic security for working people.
And we can do it by first ending tax giveaways.
Regina Valente Little, Parkland