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350 Economists Reject Austerity Measures

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A group of 350 prominent economists, including economic experts from the AFL-CIO, issued a joint statement warning that the type of austerity measures favored by Republicans and suggested by the bipartisan commission, led by Erskine Bowles and Alan Simpson, would further harm the economy and weaken the social safety net that millions of working families rely upon. They argue that the seemingly obsessive focus on the deficit obscures what the country really needs to focus on—creating jobs.

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Working America’s Actions Part of Swing States Ground Game Series

Working America’s Actions Part of Swing States Ground Game Series

A recurring theme in the media’s horse race coverage of the presidential election is a so-called diminished enthusiasm among voters who backed President Obama in 2008 and a corresponding burst of excitement on the right for Mitt Romney.

Don’t tell that to Working America’s Peter Drummond, who along with hundreds of other Working America members in Wisconsin, is talking to working family voters every night. He tells the American Prospect:

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