European-style socialism rebranded as the “American Dream.”
(The Hill) — Liberal organizations and unions are frustrated that President Obama has not aggressively pushed a new jobs stimulus agenda and they are offering up a consolidated fall agenda for Democrats to embrace as an alternative to austerity.
Representatives of MoveOn, Rebuild the Dream and the Center for Economic Policy and Research will join Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.) on Tuesday to launch a progressive “Contract for the American Dream” to urge the administration and Congress to turn away from budget cutting and focus on job creation.
The Contract is a mix of proposals that could make their way into a fall jobs compromise with Republicans and more far reaching goals such as universal government run healthcare for all that are far less likely to be enacted.
In 10 bullet points, the Contract calls for massive new spending and taxes.
At the top of the list are items President Obama has been calling for: investing in infrastructure, clean energy strengthening public education. These “winning the future” items were included in Obama’s 2012 budget, which was rejected unanimously in the Senate which had become focused on budget cutting by late spring.
The Hill doesn’t mention his name but Van Jones is the driving force behind the “Contract for the American Dream.”