One of the most memorable things for me about the story Howard’s End (other than the visual of walking through the night to arrive in a field of wildflowers at dawn) is the vivid portrayal of a worker’s professional downfall. The character leaves one job because of bad advice from a One Percenter, and then [...]
Last week, 45 U.S. Senators banded together to halt unemployment insurance for 1.5 million out-of-work Americans.
The average estimated net worth of those 45 Senators is $6.98 million.
The full list:
Senator Voting Against Unemployment Insurance Senator’s Estimated Net Worth Risch (R-ID) $ 53,517,527.00 Corker (R-TN) $ 49,114,509.00 Hoeven (R-ND) $ 37,115,538.00 Johnson (R-WI) $ [...]
On June 7 of this year, Tom Girsch of Lean Left questioned those who’ve credited Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker for a decline in the unemployment rate in the state since he took office on January 2011:
… it seems a lot of people are giving Gov. Walker credit for the job growth in Wisconsin… it’s [...]
163 Democrats in Congress couldn’t work on a jobs bill this week because they were too busy helping Republicans pass a resolution pushing Christian religion onto everybody. [...]
Pandering to hatred against homosexual Americans, Barack Obama is now on the record: He’s protecting policies that kick gays and lesbians out of work in the middle of this time of high unemployment. [...]
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 [...]
In a time of high unemployment, Congressman Mike Coffman has introduced legislation that would mandate the layoffs of huge numbers of Americans. [...]
The legislation extends unemployment benefits for an additional 13 weeks, but only in those states where the unemployment rate exceeds 8.5 percent. [...]
Congressman Mark Souder’s claim that environmentalists want everyone to live in the thrall of outdated technology rings hollow. It’s Souder who is acting like a luddite, protesting against the development of newer, more efficient technology that would benefit the American economy and the global environment at the same time. [...]