Category Archives: jobs

Watch Live Jobs Council Event Today, 8/31/11, 2 pm EST

Meeting of the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness Tune in now here at White House Live to see the event about how to create jobs in America now. Here is an explanation of the meeting today on the White … Continue reading

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Ronald Reagan Urged Congress to Raise Debt-Ceiling 18 Times

Fiscal Cat thinks it’s time to raise the debt ceiling and leave Medicare, Social Security & Medicaid alone. Photo credit: Cat by NathanF on flickr cc Ronald Reagan On Debt Ceiling: It’s the responsible and right thing to do for … Continue reading

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Oil Executives Say they Need Subsidies while getting $100/barrel of Oil

Is it a joke? 5 Oil Executives appeared before the Senate Finance Committee to explain why they still want $2.1 billion/year subsidies from the U.S. government. This does not make sense since in 2005 when oil was $55/barrel, the oil … Continue reading

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Gov. Walker RAMS through ANTI-Rights Bill in WI

WI Governor Walker and 18 State Senators turn back 50 years of worker’s rights. Is this the way democracy should operate, by eliminating worker’s rights to collective bargaining? Will State Senators be recalled as a result of their actions? Continue reading

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Soros Agrees Markets Unable to Self-Regulate Excesses

Soros claims markets are unable to self-regulate their excesses. There is an important role for governments to play to prevent future financial crises. Mr. Soros also claims “Republicans are engaged in a maneuver of starving the beast [government] for political purposes.” Will the American public see through efforts to dismantle the good work government can do by the GOP yelling about deficits? Continue reading

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GOP Governor Walker Refused Dialogue with Unions prior to Protests

Did Governor Walker Orchestrate Wisconsin’s Budget Shortfall? Jonathan Williams, director of the Tax and Fiscal Policy Task Force of the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) which represents conservative state lawmakers, and Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers, discussed … Continue reading

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The Epidemic of Lack of Good Education + No Jobs for Arab Youth = Terrorist Breeding Grounds

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What are the Factors that Drive Arab Youth into Terrorist Organizations?   Recently there was a report on National Public Radio from American Abroad Media (AAM) called “Overlooked and Underpaid: Arab Youth in Today’s Economy” regarding the vicious cycle of lack … Continue reading

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Final Report Due from U.S. Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission 1/27/11

The Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission Set to Release Final Report on 1/27/11 According to the Huffington Post, there may be some organizations and individuals investigated for improper conduct surrounding the financial meltdown of the U.S. economy in 2007. However, not … Continue reading

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Good Regulations and Good Policies

The Good, the Bad and the Stupid Is everything in life always good or always bad or always stupid? No, of course not. Yet, the new Manipulative Talking Points (MTP) coming from the mouth of GOP wordcrafter Frank Luntz on … Continue reading

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The Most Productive Lame-Duck Session since 1960s

Senate Republicans break with their Minority Leader and Vote to Ratify the New START Treaty President Barack Obama said on Dec. 22, 2010: “This has been a Season of Progress for the American People.” Presidential Press Conference on a Historic … Continue reading

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