While the very serious people in Washington are consumed with a fabricated crisis, millions of Americans are out of work.  The Republicans won big in 2010 by claiming they were all about job creation, but not one jobs bill has even been introduced in the Boehner-led House.

The debt ceiling controversy is a diversion from the real problems we’re facing.  The national debt could be eviscerated in 10 years if we adopted the People’s Budget, proposed by the Progressive Caucus, without the unthinkable cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security that are being discussed now.

And all of the “solutions” they’re talking about with regard to the nation’s debt do nothing in terms of job creation.  In fact, these “solutions” will likely keep our economy on the track that George W. Bush took us on when he turned a balanced budget and surplus into financial disaster with two wars and 10 years of tax cuts.

Once again, it’s the Progressives in Congress who are working on the real problems.  ProgressiveCongress.org, in conjunction with the Congressional Progressive Caucus is in the middle of their Speak Out for Good Jobs tourDarcy Burner of ProgressiveCongress.org joined me on the show to talk about what they’re doing…

The tour hits Miami this Saturday, July16.  PLEASE NOTE THE DETAILS (as I got the time wrong during the show):

Saturday July 16

Miami, FL 2p.m.- 4p.m. Miami Dade College, North Campus, Lehman Theater in the Arts Complex, 11380 NW 27th Ave. Miami, FL 33167 (click for map)

Join Representatives Raul Grijalva (AZ-CPC Co-Chair), Frederica Wilson (FL) and Ted Deutch (FL) for your opportunity to share your stories and ideas.

Text MIA to 228466 to get Miami Event Updates and Reminders or sign up for Miami reminders via email

See you there!