debt ceiling

Friday, August 12th, 2011

Latino Politico To Staff Debt Reduction Committee

California Congressman Xavier Becerra was appointed to the bipartisan Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, along with two other Democrats on Thursday. The panel will be the one to decide which parts of the budget will be trimmed by more than $1 trillion over the next few months. Basically, the fear is that programs that are

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Debt Deadlock: It’s About Race, Stupid

I’ve heard lots of people complaining about “these congressional Republicans that have hijacked our government” and I only have one thing to tell them: get over it! Let me clarify my statement. The entire debt ceiling debate that held the...

Tuesday, July 26th, 2011

Obama Needs More Than A Latino Dance Partner

Before President Obama took to the prime-time airwaves to state his case for how the debt ceiling should be lifted, he brought his talking points out for a test run before the National Council of la Raza....

Monday, July 11th, 2011

Latinos Haven’t Lost Faith In America

One of the subtle lies held about Latinos in the U.S. is that we’re not invested in this country, in the love-it-or-leave-it sense. To put it another way, Latinos, the lie goes, don’t have the country’s back....