THE EMPLOYMENT SITUATION: JULY 2008 – Bureau of Labor Statistics
The unemployment rate rose to 5.7 percent, and nonfarm payroll employment continued to trend down in July (-51,000), the Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor reported today. Employment continued to fall in construction, manufacturing, and several service-providing industries, […]
Americans have become soft and impractical. Americans are consumer robots that are mesmerized by ‘image over substance’. That is exactly where America’s marketing geniuses have brought us. Some Americans are waking up to a world known by their grand parents and great grand parents. Frugal is no longer a ‘quaint concept’. Gas prices and their effect on food and necessities is the slap in the face we need to come out of the hypnosis we have been enjoying. […]
It used to be oil for food. Now, its oil substitute OR food. Super Powers are focusing on a dying concept. Cheap energy the old fashioned way is no longer viable. […]
Bravo Bush another failure to add to you legacy and our future, the Iraq war will now cost $12 billion a month. I’m sure China loves all those loans with all that interest which we will never get out from under. That MBA Bush got is really paying off…..for Chinese investors.
Fiscal responsibility […]
Five years into Iraq, Bush denies any link between Americans’ economic pain and war spending.
… oil prices once again crested above $100 a barrel and more Americans than at any time since the Great Depression owed more on their homes than the homes were worth; in the year that the […]
Reid Tries to Pressure G.O.P. for $159 Billion Stimulus Bill
WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats tried to pressure Republicans on Monday to vote for a $159 billion economic stimulus plan, including $1 billion in additional subsidies for home energy, instead of a cheaper, more streamlined package approved by the House […]
I ran across an article in McClatchy about Hillary Clinton not being fiscally responsible, which was not a shock to my system. As I read the article, I wondered what Hillary’s plan is on social security, tax cuts, and other social issues that are at the core of Clinton‘s “fiscal responsibility.” I went […]