Revenge of the Neo-Liberals Redux
Just got off a conference call with Obama’s new economic policy director Jason Furman. He just said, and I’m paraphrasing, but not by much, that Obama’s economic plan is much more focused on tax cuts than investment.
Also, I asked if the Sen. had a position on the newly introduced TRADE Act. It’s a piece of legislation, sponsored in the Senate by Sherrod Brown and Byron Dorgan that would attempt to lay out at the very minimum some benchmarks for what we want trade agreements to accomplish and then-gasp!-have a committee set about seeing if the existing deals live up to said benchmarks. The bill is supported by a large coalition of unions, farm groups, food justice and hunger organizations.
Furman told me he wasn’t familiar with the bill. I’ll follow up.
Man, I’m already beginning to miss the primary.