Are we really supposed to believe that Bank of America wants to give Rick Perry nothing more than advice about job creation? Bank of America itself isn’t creating jobs. It’s destroying jobs by the thousands. What possible advice on job creation could Bank of America give to Rick Perry? [...]
The Alabama Environmental Council is just one example of the way that environmentalism is creating economic opportunity and cutting waste. [...]
The hand towels featured the official logo of the Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear, and the logo of Reese’s, which makes candies with chocolate that’s harvested by child slaves in Africa. The towel itself was manufactured not in the USA, but in India, where textiles factories have a long and consistent history of using child labor, paid pennies a day to work in dangerous sweatshop conditions, if the children are paid at all. [...]
A chart from the Congressional Budget Office shows the likely impact of lowered income taxes on job growth, and compares that impact to the likely result of other policy choices. [...]
American politicians love to talk about the importance of jobs for Americans. But when push comes to shove, you have to watch what the politicians do, not what they say.
Right now, in the middle of the worst jobless slump of a generation, the American tax structure perversely rewards corporations that fire American workers, then [...]
What the Republicans call a hiring freeze would really be a job freeze – in a time of already high unemployment. [...]
In a time of high unemployment, Congressman Mike Coffman has introduced legislation that would mandate the layoffs of huge numbers of Americans. [...]
On the subject of jobs, congressman Patrick Tiberi likes to talk tough, declaring over and over again what Congress must do to bring jobs back to America:
Jobs, not health care, should be the focus of Congress and the president, U.S. Rep. Pat Tiberi (R-Genoa Township) told the Westerville Area Chamber of Commerce Tuesday.
The U.S. Outdoor Act is clear in its practical effect: by lowering import tariffs on “recreational performance outerwear” (high-tech pants and jackets made for outdoorsy activities), the bill would lower the cost of making those products in factories overseas. But in trying to justify those lowered import tariffs, the bill (S. 1439 in the Senate, [...]
By Obama’s own measure, he’s not taking the action on climate change or labor that America needs from its President. [...]
Daniel Dunkle of the Camden Herald Gazette makes a point about the importance of libraries in troubled economic times:
As the recession continues, local public libraries are seeing an increased need for their services. In some cases residents are coming in to polish up their resumes and use library computers to search for jobs. Others [...]