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We are witnessing one of the most eventful weeks in modern history. Stocks and oil prices plunged on Monday and bounced on Tuesday; credit markets seem to be freezing; the Congress remains in gridlock as members watch the approaching elections fearful of what could happen to their incumbency.
As Congress becomes swiftly distracted and preoccupied with rearranging the deck chairs on the $700 billion Wall Street bailout package, the stubborn if overlooked gigantic elephant sitting in one of them ain’t budging.
As you know, the Bush administration sent Congress a request last Saturday for $700 billion to bail out the financial industry as we face the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression.
A number of efforts to address the high cost of energy have failed on the House floor in recent weeks. While those that voted against the legislation claim to be for lower prices at the pump, it remains to be seen why they have taken positions that would prevent Congress […]
The worst-ever president of the United States strutted into the Rose Garden again yesterday to berate Congress for resisting his pressure to open up offshore oil drilling.
As gasoline prices pass $4 per gallon and begin to eat away at our well-being and the fabric of our civilization, the realization is slowly growing that indeed there is something we can do — slow down. Currently this concept has less than zero traction in Congress. Recent polls show […]
The housing and credit crisis has left no community untouched. Odds are someone in your neighborhood has already fallen behind on their mortgage payments. For those whose mortgages have not stretched their budgets past the point of breaking, it’s tempting to rest in the belief that your neighbor’s struggles are […]
As gasoline prices go higher and higher and as the polls show voters more and more concerned about how they are going to fill their tanks, the Congress is starting to stir.
Tuesday marks Earth Day, the annual event reminding all Americans that a livable, sustainable world cannot be achieved without action. In the last year, the New Direction Congress has taken up that challenge, beginning to reverse the old, failed energy policies of the past, breaking ground on new measures to […]