Category Archives: Jobs

Oklahoma Governor Signs Ban on Higher Wages, Paid Sick Days

Apparently it’s not bad enough that Oklahoma has refused to participate in the expansion of Medicaid. Governor Mary Fallin (R) has just signed a bill that prohibits cities in Oklahoma from passing their own labor laws. OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — … Continue reading
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Job Killers

Artist – Kevin Siers In other news, South Carolina Republicans have voted to withdraw $70,000 in funding from two public colleges because two books based on gay people appeared on freshman reading lists. After the vote state lawmakers could be … Continue reading
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Class Clowns On Parade In Chattanooga

Big win for union-busters this weekend. CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. – Workers at Volkswagen’s Chattanooga plant today have voted against union representation that would have led to the establishment of a works council that would have been the first such model of labor-management … Continue reading
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Posted in Ethics, Far-right Intellectual Violence, Jobs, Republican Party, Unions, Voter Suppression, Wingnuts | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Keystone XL Is More Than Just A Larger Carbon Footprint

Polluters are still rejoicing after the State Department issued its final impact assessment in determining whether or not we move forward into the past with the expansion of the Keystone XL pipeline, which would “carry heavy oil from Canada’s tar … Continue reading
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Posted in Corporate Crime, Energy, Environment, Ethics, Fracking, Gun Fetishists, Jobs, Oil Spill, Security, The Economy | Tagged , , , , | 8 Comments

Job Killer

Artist – Jeff Darcy In other news, Senator David “Da’Shitter” Vitter introduced a bill this week that would prohibit states from offering in-state tuition to immigrant students. This is the part where States’ Rights takes a backseat to your political … Continue reading
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Surprise! Tax Cuts Won’t Grow The Economy

On the heels of Governor Rick Snyder’s State Of The State address this past Thursday, where he played coy over what he intended to do with Michigan’s estimated $970 million surplus over the next three years, a new report shows … Continue reading
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Sen. Ted Cruz: Cognitive Dissonance Be Thy Name

Senator Ted Cruz doesn’t appreciate the federal government trampling on states’ rights, unless of course those rights include things that Ted Cruz does not like. In a recent 10,000 word essay published in the Harvard Law Review, Sen. Cruz went … Continue reading
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Posted in Far-right Intellectual Violence, Government Shutdown, Healthcare, Jobs, Justice, President Obama, Quote, Republican Party, Senate, Wingnuts | Tagged , | 7 Comments

This Is What Is Wrong With America

Via Dorsey Shaw from an animation in the PBS film Park Avenue: Money, Power, & The American Dream. A recent study published by Dube on the minimum wage concludes: Raising the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour, as many Democrats … Continue reading
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Posted in Economy, Election 2014, Jobs | Tagged , | 11 Comments

Here’s To 2013!

An illustrated guide to the past year in pop culture: Illustration by Beutler Ink Meanwhile, in an interview with La Stampa, Pope Francis reiterated what the church thinks of trickle-down economics(excerpt): The only specific quote I used was the one regarding … Continue reading
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Boehner: The Economy is Improving, We Should Do Something About That

Unemployment has fallen to the lowest level since November of 2008, and according to Speaker of the House John Boehner, now is the time to reverse the trend of an improving economy by implementing elements of the Paul Ryan Path … Continue reading
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The Next Witch Hunt

Expect to hear more about this fake scandal in the coming weeks and months. The House Oversight Committee will investigate a report from the New York Post that a jobs report was rigged before the 2012 election, but there’s a … Continue reading
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Meanwhile, The Stunning Collapse Of Infrastructure Spending In One Chart

From Think Progress: After hovering around $300 billion per year from the middle of President George W. Bush’s tenure through 2010, government spending on building things not related to defense fell by about $60 billion in just a few years. … Continue reading
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GOP Government Shutdown Cost 120,000 Jobs

According to Jason Furman, the head of the Council of Economic Advisers, the GOP Government Shutdown likely cost the economy 120,000 jobs across multiple sectors. via Bloomberg The partial government shutdown this month trimmed 0.25 percentage point from fourth-quarter economic … Continue reading
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Fast Food Industry Costing Taxpayers $7 Billion Annually

Pop quiz: What came first, the $0.99 cheeseburger, or the depressed wages? Berkley — The fast-food industry costs American taxpayers nearly $7 billion annually because its jobs pay so little that 52 percent of fast-food workers are forced to enroll their … Continue reading
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Posted in Corporate Crime, Economy, Food, Jobs, Taxes | Tagged , , , , | 6 Comments

This Should Be Illegal

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker isn’t known for being a job creator. In fact throughout his tenure Wisconsin has performed very poorly in that respect, remaining near the bottom of the country for a significant period of time. According to a … Continue reading
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GOP Says Get a Job, GOP Shutdown Cuts Off Job Training

It’s the tired mantra of Conservatives Against Feeding People. Want to eat? Get a job. The good news for them is that the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) includes a job training program, but it turns out the GOP Government … Continue reading
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Your Father’s Republican Party

Kind of lengthy, but here’s some excerpts from the Republican party’s 1956 presidential platform under Dwight D. Eisenhower and Richard Nixon:  Some basic tenets of your Father’s Republican party: Our Government was created by the people for all the people, … Continue reading
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GOP’s Worst Nightmare

I want you to take a good look at that face, Republicans. This is the face that you have been harassing and obstructing for over five years. The face that has taken on terrorists and dictators and pirates– global crisis … Continue reading
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Keeping Up With The Dow Joneses

The Dow and S&P 500 closed Friday at record highs. The problem with this is the same as it’s been since 1980, which is, of course, not very many people in this country actually own stock. And, since 2007, that … Continue reading
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Quote of the Day

There is no evidence that that’s true. The most realistic estimates are this might create maybe 2,000 jobs during the construction of the pipeline, which might take a year or two, and then after that we’re talking about somewhere between … Continue reading
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