Our Own Agenda :: Economy
|President Barack Obama faces huge challenges as he takes office. But he's got one asset that is rarely mentioned. Large majorities of Americans agree on some of the most important issues of the day, from health care to foreign policy. “Ten Policies for a Better America” shows an agenda a majority supports—whether we vote red, blue, or some other political color. |
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Favor public works projects to create jobs.
Favor expanding unemployment benefits.
Say corporations don’t pay a fair share of taxes.
Support tax cuts for lower- and middle-income people.
Say unions help their members; 53% say unions help the economy in general.
| The economic agenda (above) is one most Americans would favor. At YES!, we’ve been taking the economic agenda several steps further, to address the foundational challenge of climate change, inequality, and the powerlessness many Americans experience every day.|
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|Sarah van Gelder wrote this article as part of Purple America, the Fall 2008 issue of YES! Magazine. Research by Noah Grant. Sarah is executive editor and Noah is editorial assistant at YES! Magazine.|
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