President Obama gave his first weekly address.
Just 9% get help looking for a job and 4% are enrolled in a government-funded training program.
Why would you not extend unemployment benefits when coming off such a historic recession?
"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."
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.
Paul Krugman says, "There are times when cynicism just doesn’t cut it; this is a time to get really, really angry."
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.
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.
What's that they say about blind squirrels again? Here's Nooners, talking about what ails the GOP this morning on "This Week."
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
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