jobs bill

So the Democrats write a Senate bill giving tax breaks to small businesses for hiring, figuring it's a cinch for Republican support. Ha ha ha ha! Charlie Brown, will you ever learn? Senior Republicans suggested on Tuesday that they are likely Read more...
I keep hearing this ridiculous canard in Republican debates and now from John Boehner about the alleged jobs bills the Republicans have passed that the "Democrat Senate" refuses to act upon. Since I watched the better part of their activity in Read more...
Leon Cooperman, CEO, Omega Advisors, Inc. Hedge fund heavyweight Leon Cooperman was all over the business news today with his "scathing" open letter to President Obama. In this ridiculous piece of myopic pedantry, Cooperman eviscerates the Read more...
Rachel Maddow wished Sen. Jim DeMint a "happy" Veterans Day after his lone vote against the VOW to Hire Heroes Act which passed the Senate 94-1 with DeMint being the lone dissenting vote. DeMint explains his veterans 'no' vote: Sen. Jim DeMint Read more...
Whether it's the bronze bull encountered by those occupying Wall Street, the fixation with a Chris Christie presidency not to be, or the ex post facto transformation of Ronald Reagan into Kratos by middle-aged Republican Congresspersons who Read more...

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A huge obstacle to progress in this country is that most voters are oblivious to the sophistication of the right-wing message machine -- and even when you point it out, they pooh-pooh it, saying they're too smart to be manipulated like that! Sigh. Read more...
So much for caring more about keeping teachers, firefighters and police officers working. The Republicans in the Senate with some help from the usual suspects when it comes to blocking anything that might help everyday Americans -- Ben Nelson (Neb.), Mark Pryor (Ark.) and Joe Lieberman (Conn.) -- blocked the passage of a portion of President Obama's jobs bill this Thursday night. Read more...
While wrapping up his interview on Rachel Maddow's show this Tuesday night, Bill Maher is asked what he thinks President Obama should do about the fact that he can't get unanimity from Democrats in his own party to support his jobs bill that the Read more...
Looks like Fox has found themselves another "Joe the Plumber" wanna-be. While filling in for Neil Cavuto, Fox's Eric Bolling brought in the Pittsburgh Tea Party Patriot's Dale "the electrician" McCoy to trash President Obama's proposed jobs bill Read more...
AFL-CIO President, Richard Trumka appeared on "Political Capital with Al Hunt" (embed is coded incorrectly, so I'm substituting Trumka's Labor Day message) to state unilaterally that the miserable state of the economy demands "bold" solutions Read more...