Some GOP Senators are freaking out that unemployed people used to making low wages might make more for four whole months because the Senate bill is "too generous." Bernie Sanders flattens that hypocrisy.
Republicans in the House are getting ready to push permanent tax breaks largely for corporations. They don't intend to offset them by closing other loopholes or raising rates. This is a case study in how the game is fixed and the rules are rigged.
Newstalgia Reference Room - "Do We Need Unemployment Insurance?" - a lively debate on the pros and cons of Federally subsidized Unemployment Insurance, as proposed by President Truman and debated by Secretary of Labor Maurice Tobin and Senator John W. Bricker (R-Ohio). Broadcast in January 1950.
(HR - 2893 - everybody agreed on it . . . well, mostly) [media id=17082] With World War 2 over, the focus was now on domestic issues. The Truman A
I continue to worry that at some point, Wall Street will convince the administration that it would be a great psychological ploy to cut off unemployme
Well, the Senate Dems passed this yesterday. But the bill only applies to the eligibility period. It extends the deadlines for the unemployed to recei
[media id=12092] (h/t David at VideoCafe) Tom Delay thinks Jim Bunning is "brave." (But then, this is the same man who said, "By the way, there's no
Look closely, ladies and gentlemen, because the Republican party is the face of evil. How could anyone in their right mind oppose unemployment benef
You have to love how utterly shameless these Republican oligarchs are. In the middle of a massive recession, a Republican governor is complaining ab
(Sen. James F. Byrnes - From Supreme Court to Secretary of State) As the unemployment numbers keep creeping up, it's interesting to take a look at
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