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GALLUP: Broader underemployment worsened to 19% in December — up sharply from 17.2% at end of Nov…

January 6, 2011

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Broader underemployment worsened to 19% in December — up sharply from 17.2% at end of Nov… Whatever the government reports about unemployment on Friday, Gallup’s U.S. underemployment data for the end of 2010 show that nearly one in five Americans continue to be unemployed or employed part-time looking for full-time work. In turn, this underscores […]

Killing Bush tax cuts means killing jobs

December 5, 2010

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Newsflash: The unemployment rate jumped to 9.8 percent in November. Backlash: Democrats immediately set to making matters worse. With the Bush tax cuts due to expire on Dec. 31, House and Senate Dems wasted precious hours this week on symbolic votes as they tried to ignite class warfare against Republicans. Sen. Claire McCaskill suggested taxpayers […]

Federal Reserve’s ‘astounding’ report: We loaned banks trillions

December 1, 2010

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The Federal Reserve offers details on the loans it gave to banks and others at the height of the financial crisis. One program alone doled out nearly $9 trillion. The numbers are staggering, encompassing more than a dozen emergency programs set up starting in 2007 or 2008. In one program alone the Fed doled out […]

Unemployment extension unlikely; jobless file for last checks

November 30, 2010

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Although the deadline to file for extended unemployment insurance is officially Nov. 30, many jobless have already filed their last claim for benefits. And since lawmakers aren’t likely to extend the deadline anytime soon, many more unemployed Americans will run out of their extended federal benefits in coming weeks. About 2 million people are expected […]

Video: GOP Rep. Buyer Blasts Acting Dem Speaker: “This is why the People have Thrown You Out”

November 30, 2010

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In case anyone thought the ongoing lame duck session of Congress would be absent political confrontations, here’s Exhibit A for Not. A little video clip courtesy of a feed from the national treasure C-SPAN from Monday’s session of a nearly-deserted House of Representatives. When Indiana Republican Rep. Steve Buyer sought recognition to speak for five […]

Video – Senator On Lame Duck Session: “it’s all rigged”

November 30, 2010

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A hot microphone caught a conversation between a male and female Senator. “Because — because, it’s all rigged. I mean, the whole conversation is rigged. The fact that we don’t get to discussion before the break about what we’re going to do in the lame duck is just rigged. This stuff’s rigged,” the Senator said. […]

Forty-four percent (44%) of American’s believe the US Government in not following the US Constitution

November 23, 2010

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A new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that just 39% of Likely U.S. Voters believe the federal government currently operates within the limits established by the Constitution of the United States. Forty-four percent (44%) disagree and say it is not functioning within those limits, while another 17% aren’t sure. via Many Say Government Now […]