Dean Baker for Truthout: A job guarantee may be a good aspirational goal, but we have a lot of messy work that we have to deal with first.
A GOP bill would neuter the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau so that it no longer serves as a watchdog against the predatory practices of financial institutions.
Sarah van Gelder is cofounder of YES! Magazine and author of The Revolution Where You Live: Stories from a 12,000-Mile Journey Through a New America. Follow her on Twitter: @sarahvangelder.