Economics

Fox's Henninger: 'Rookie Pope' Should Be More Careful About Choosing His Words
The talking heads on Fox really want this new pope to stop talking about the poor and income inequality. Read more...
'Up Against The Clock' Contestants - Flyover Ignorance?
Contestants on Steve Kornacki's Up Against the Clock can't answer the lead question in Illinois Read more...
Want To Cut Food Stamp Spending? Raise The Minimum Wage
The right way to cut spending on government assistance is to decrease the need for that assistance, not cut assistance for those in need. Read more...
David Brooks: Focusing On Economic Theory A 'Little Out Of The Pope's Lane'
From this Friday's The PBS Newshour, resident hack and professional Republican turd-polisher David Brooks took a shot at Pope Francis as being "a little out of his lane" because he dared to criticize the problems being caused by record income disparity, unfettered capitalism and the idolatry of money. Read more...
Rush Limbaugh Calls Pope A 'Marxist' For Critique Of Inequality
I'm sure everyone saw this one coming a mile away as well. El Rushbo couldn't let the talking heads on Fox be the only ones getting in on the Pope bashing after he dared to speak out against unfettered capitalism and the idolatry of money. Read more...

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Krauthammer Claims Attempts To Reduce Inequality Will Harm Economic Growth
Once again, it's upside down land over at Faux "news" with Bill-O and his buddy Charles Krauthammer. Never mind how many times their trickle-down economic theories have been proven wrong they're got their story line down and they're sticking to it. Read more...
A new study reveals that a single trader may have been responsible for making the race seem closer than it really was in the final stretch to Election Day. Read more...
DC Mayor Runs To Fox 'News' After Vetoing 'Living Wage' Bill
Surprise, surprise. After vetoing a bill that would have required the largest retailers in his city to raise their minimum wage, DC Mayor Vincent Gray went running to the loving arms of the union-bashing Neil Cavuto on Fox. Read more...
Fox Panel Bemoans Welfare Benefits Being Higher Than Minimum Wage In Some States
Last week, these wingnuts on the Fox "business block" were upset about the lack of consumer spending, but ignoring the need to raise the minimum wage. This week on Cavuto's show, his panel was terribly upset that some welfare benefits are paying more than minimum wage in some states, and one of his guests, Ben Stein, threw in some fearmongering over raising it as well. Read more...
Sen. Bernie Sanders: Walmart One Of The Major Welfare Recipients In America
Following President Obama's speech this Wednesday, where he was once again pushing for the minimum wage to be increased, Sen. Bernie Sanders spoke to All In's Chris Hayes about some of the obstacles he's facing -- including one of the biggest welfare recipients in the nation -- Walmart. Read more...