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I've got an op-ed in today's special budget edition of The Hill newspaper, including a preview of the upcoming Congressional Progressive Caucus budget proposal. You'll be hearing more about this ...
by Raul Grijalva
Comment Count 17 comments on Wed Feb 15, 2012 at 08:15 AM PST with 34 Recommends
Empirical evidence below. The story behind the 20,000 people laid off by Caterpillar. I don't mean to harp on Caterpillar. However, the trends of increased overseas production, the huge layoffs, ...
by War on Error
Comment Count 20 comments on Sat Jan 07, 2012 at 07:56 PM PST with 24 Recommends
Been quite a year, huh? We’ll remember this one for a long time. This new generation of Republicans, the self-styled Tea Partiers, want to repeal just about all of the 20th century. They don’t ...
by Michael Lux
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Dec 22, 2011 at 11:56 AM PST with 5 Recommends
I found early December job number reports for 2009, 2010, and 2011. Very similar sounding from year to year. The sound bites are eerily similar every early December. 2009 Sadly, the embedding has ...
by War on Error
Comment Count 3 comments on Fri Dec 02, 2011 at 08:33 PM PST with 2 Recommends
Simply shocking, how clueless these GOP wantabees are about the real scope of the Unemployment problem that exists in America -- due to their Credit Card leadership all throughout the last decade.
by jamess
Comment Count 37 comments on Sun Nov 20, 2011 at 10:11 AM PST with 20 Recommends
I am a 44 year old executive for a biomedical research organization. I have an advanced degree and graduated with little debt (less than $15,000) because I worked while I went to school. With my ...
by TPADCAD33
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Nov 09, 2011 at 06:50 PM PST with 5 Recommends
I told my neighbor and friend and Iraqi vet who just finished two tours of Iraq about OWS Saturday when I heard about it. I will call him John (not his real name) He asked where my vet was. They ...
by Vetwife
Comment Count 15 comments on Mon Oct 31, 2011 at 03:19 PM PDT with 35 Recommends
What is the Difference between the Job Creators and the Job Occupiers? Oh about 8.3 Percent .
by jamess
Comment Count 8 comments on Sun Oct 30, 2011 at 09:29 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
I heard this question asked on Bill Maher's show last night, by Cornell West as I recall. Rough paraphrased, it went like this: We have "Deficit Commissions" -- But where ...
by jamess
Comment Count 17 comments on Sat Oct 29, 2011 at 02:03 PM PDT with 17 Recommends
This diary is going to be short but I am begging anyone in the middle Florida area to join Occupy Inverness ..WE ARE THE 99 PERCENT. Three people and more joining are now occupying Inverness, ...
by Vetwife
Comment Count 9 comments on Sat Oct 29, 2011 at 11:27 AM PDT with 16 Recommends
The Occupy Wall Street movement has been up and active for just over a month and its impact has been huge. It has hit the headlines around the world and spawned similar occupations at multiple ...
by newsofthewild
Comment Count 1 comments on Thu Oct 20, 2011 at 04:47 AM PDT with 0 Recommends
As co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, I've been pushing all year for real job creation and a government that takes the American peoples' demands for reform seriously. I certainly haven'
by Raul Grijalva
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Oct 18, 2011 at 01:54 PM PDT with 41 Recommends
While the moneychangers coddle those who are still solvent, especially their wealthy and the extremely wealthy customers making sure they keep that wealth within their bank vaults, they continue to ...
by jimstaro
Comment Count 4 comments on Sun Oct 16, 2011 at 05:00 AM PDT with 5 Recommends
How many millionaires do we got anyways? They're not making any more of them, you know ... or are they?
by jamess
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Oct 12, 2011 at 04:35 AM PDT with 24 Recommends
Remember the 99ers? Remember the unemployed who had been unemployed for more than 99 weeks, losing unemployment benefits, losing access to health care, losing their homes, being booted out into the ...
by Karen Hedwig Backman
Comment Count 1 comments on Tue Oct 11, 2011 at 01:46 PM PDT with 3 Recommends
There were a couple of local reports, last night, on the economic extreme troubles that have only been expanding. There have been many over the past decade and with each one I can use this ...
by jimstaro
Comment Count 5 comments on Fri Oct 07, 2011 at 06:27 AM PDT with 1 Recommend
I heard this stat, while watching a clip of Chris Hayes' new show -- and it struck a chord, because the same thing happened to me, back in the day. Only it was not very common then. It was a ...
by jamess
Comment Count 40 comments on Sun Oct 02, 2011 at 10:16 AM PDT with 26 Recommends
There is a regular meeting of the "Governors" -- that decides our Economic Future -- a meeting that hardly ever gets any press. Thing is, these "Governors" aren't elected ; these "...
by jamess
Comment Count 15 comments on Sat Oct 01, 2011 at 09:56 AM PDT with 6 Recommends
As a couple diarists have already mentioned, the House Education and the Workforce Committee Democrats are currently running an ‘eForum’ on the jobs crisis through our website. We are collecting ...
by Congressman George Miller
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Sep 29, 2011 at 10:06 AM PDT with 20 Recommends
That other people have said it better, is no excuse for me to say nothing. That some may not agree with me does not relieve me of my responsibility to say something. And it IS a responsibility. I ...
by laurustina
Comment Count 9 comments on Wed Sep 28, 2011 at 09:55 AM PDT with 13 Recommends