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Back in 2011, after the TEA Party wave handed Republicans control of the US House of Representatives, Michael Tomasky of The Guardian prophetically wrote : Having ...
by BetteNoir
Comment Count 10 comments on Thu Aug 14, 2014 at 10:16 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
Whenever I think of a CEO sitting in a boardroom conjuring up new ways to make money, I imagine a convict in prison contemplating all the ways they can escape...it's a never-ending venture. Every ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 14 comments on Sun May 05, 2013 at 11:08 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
The trend has continued for the past 5 years, as there aren't enough jobs to keep pace with natural population growth for high school and college graduates. And of the new jobs being created, an ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 01:28 PM PDT with 16 Recommends
If you were taking home a $520 paycheck every week and invested $1 a week for a lottery ticket, wouldn't you feel very fortunate if one day you eventually hit the jackpot for $13 million? Wouldn't ...
by Bud Meyers
Comment Count 42 comments on Sun Mar 31, 2013 at 03:28 PM PDT with 18 Recommends
Today’s Meet The Press had a very short segment that is more impactful than most would immediately imagine. Having David Gregory, who over the past several years have appeared to be either an ...
by Egberto Willies
Comment Count 99 comments on Sun Feb 24, 2013 at 08:50 AM PST with 367 Recommends
Jobs is the most important category for most voters. Especially with unemployment falling to 7.8% in September, President Obama can claim success in the jobs creation department. Probably the most ...
by mikepridmore
Comment Count 9 comments on Tue Oct 16, 2012 at 10:22 AM PDT with 4 Recommends
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by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 6 comments on Tue Oct 11, 2011 at 01:30 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
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by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 35 comments on Wed Sep 14, 2011 at 10:30 AM PDT with 23 Recommends
This was a big ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 24 comments on Sat Sep 17, 2011 at 06:55 PM PDT with 25 Recommends
I often find myself exasperated by politicians referring to the "middle class" and the "rich" and then mangling the two. Today we have to listen to tea party politicians like Alberta Darling ...
by GboGbo
Comment Count 19 comments on Sat Aug 20, 2011 at 09:47 AM PDT with 26 Recommends
Data Source: U.S. Census Chart by MB ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 201 comments on Sun Apr 24, 2011 at 03:00 PM PDT with 90 Recommends
Those with 'the means' to avoid paying their "Fair Share" of Taxes -- Do. Do , avoid it.
by jamess
Comment Count 26 comments on Sat Mar 05, 2011 at 11:59 AM PST with 41 Recommends
There's a pretty common-sense solution to all of these budget cuts and job losses that don't have to happen. All that needs to happen is a little tweaking in the tax code, and millions of jobs could ...
by Free Chicken and Beer
Comment Count 17 comments on Tue Feb 08, 2011 at 05:21 PM PST with 13 Recommends
High School graduates without higher education have seen their incomes decline substantially before and since the onset of the Great Recession. Additionally, ...
by brooklynbadboy
Comment Count 232 comments on Sun Oct 17, 2010 at 10:00 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
Ketchup is a vegetable This is the way ...
by innereye
Comment Count 2 comments on Tue May 11, 2010 at 11:56 AM PDT with 8 Recommends
Ketchup is a vegetable This is the way ...
by innereye
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Apr 27, 2010 at 10:21 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
from the ConsumerWatchdog....
by jamess
Comment Count 20 comments on Tue Dec 08, 2009 at 07:02 PM PST with 13 Recommends
One striking thing about statistics in the Great Recession is the sheer number of times you can say the worst rise in 60 years or the steepest decline since records have been kept. A record number ...
by Meteor Blades
Comment Count 44 comments on Fri Sep 11, 2009 at 06:46 PM PDT with 0 Recommends
Since the government will release figures on both poverty rates and median incomes on Thursday, now seems like a good time to summarize how the government goes about calculating poverty.
by steven pressman
Comment Count 20 comments on Tue Sep 08, 2009 at 09:01 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
$51,345.08 - Senate salary John McCain has 'earned' since he last showed up in the Senate to perform his job ...
by smintheus
Comment Count 138 comments on Tue Jul 29, 2008 at 06:25 PM PDT with 0 Recommends