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Obama: ‘This is not class warfare; it’s math’

President Barack Obama Monday introduced his plan to trim the deficit, including a “Buffett rule” — named after billionaire Warren Buffett — which would ensure that people making over $1 million a year would pay a tax rate as high as the people that work for them. “Middle class families…

Van Jones on the deficit: ‘We are not stupid. We can do the math.’

Van Jones, Obama’s former green jobs czar, kicked off a new progressive movement at New York City’s Town Hall last night with an ambitious goal — to build a vocal counterweight to the Tea Party, who he says has monopolized the dialogue on America’s economic woes. “We are trying to…

Obama touts education as path to win global competition

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US President Barack Obama highlighted Saturday the importance of improving the US education system as a means of maintaining America’s competitive edge in the modern world. “Over the next 10 years, nearly half of all new jobs will require education beyond high school, many requiring proficiency in…

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