Great Recession

4.8 Million To Lose Jobless Benefits On Dec. 31st
Why would you not extend unemployment benefits when coming off such a historic recession? Read more...
"Who is actually looking out for the American worker? The answer is nobody. Workers don’t have a power if they don’t have a voice." Read more...
America is now dotted with “temp towns” – places where it’s difficult to find blue-collar work except through a temp agency and where workers often suffer lost wages, no benefits and high injury rates. Read more...
Paul Krugman says, "There are times when cynicism just doesn’t cut it; this is a time to get really, really angry." Read more...
Demonstrators today are using their bodies to send a message to Eric Holder that it is time to stop shielding the big Wall Street banks from prosecution. Hundreds of homeowners who have been playing by the rules while the big banks have cheated them are risking arrest at the Department of Justice to make an unmistakable statement: it is about time for the government to side with poor and middle class folks who the bankers have screwed rather than those banks who have been cheating them. Read more...

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When a hearing Thursday on long-term unemployment held before the 19-member Joint Economic Committee began, it was with just a single lawmaker in attendance. Read more...
What's that they say about blind squirrels again? Here's Nooners, talking about what ails the GOP this morning on "This Week." Read more...
I've been noticing a trend in the past week: Whenever anyone brings up the "Are you better off than you were four years ago?" question, Democrats sidestep instead of confronting it. They say the question isn't fair, and say how much worse things Read more...
With the news that the Great Recession wiped out 40% of Americans' wealth between 2007-2010, right-wingers are openly questioning the effectiveness of Republican economic policies. Ha, just kidding. They're blaming everything on Read more...
Grover's been belching up these Reagan tweets regularly (see also here and here)—so it's about time we asked a few pointed questions: 1) Why is Grover touting a Republican administration that's three decades old—while ignoring the one Read more...