I’m trying to decide what to write for the Urban News this month. One of the biggest problems that I have is that I’m always turning in my articles as the new job numbers come out. So, I tend to want to talk about jobs. Jobs are important. They are probably the most important thing that is facing America right now. I could talk about how the GOP has blocked programs which are designed to help low- and middle-class families get jobs and get ahead.
I guess I could talk about Paul Ryan’s budget and his plan. He basically wants to give money to the rich and simply cut government down to size. If we enacted Ryan’s plan, the rich would take home about $265,000, plus the moolah from the Bush tax cuts, which would be extended. It cuts Medicaid, job grants, Pell grants and other programs which are designed to help the poor and middle class then you have most of the savings from Paul Ryan’s plan.
I could chat about CEO salaries. The average CEO pay rose more than 700% from 1978 until 2011. The average work pay has only increased by 5.7% during the same time period.
I don’t know. What do you think that I should write about??