economic

A Federal Government Imposed Recession

A Federal Government Imposed Recession

By Doc Vega The United States had an opportunity to turn around an ailing economy and fix a disastrous foreign policy, but after the re-election of President Obama all bets are off. This rigid ideologue is committed to forcing America to the whim of his world view. Since 2009 and the election of President Barack Obama America had been under an ideological assault that pit’s the traditional heritage of American [...]

Less than a “Deal”

Less than a “Deal”

Three days ago as 2013 raced up upon us, the infamous ‘Fiscal Cliff’ was brought to a halt by the passing of a less than evenly negotiated deal. After all, Obama and Senate Democrats barely budged on their tax increases for households making more than 250,000 dollars and failed to cut the deficit as Obama promised the American people. The fact is is that this deal is so tangled in [...]

Why Organize? Problems and Promise in the Inner City by Barack Obama

Why Organize? Problems and Promise in the Inner City by Barack Obama

WHY ORGANIZE? Problems and promise in the inner city by Barack Obama Over the past five years, I’ve often had a difficult time explaining my profession to folks. Typical is a remark a public school administrative aide made to me one bleak January morning, while I waited to deliver some flyers to a group of confused and angry parents who had discovered the presence of asbestos in their school. “Listen, [...]

White House Statement on May Unemployment

White House Statement on May Unemployment

Statement on the Employment Situation in May    WASHINGTON, DC – Alan B. Krueger, Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, issued the following statement today on the employment situation in May. You can view the statement HERE.     The Employment Situation in May Posted by Alan B. Krueger on June 1, 2012 at 9:34AM EDT   Problems in the job market were long in the making and will not be solved [...]

Bad news for Obama – The Cook Report

Bad news for Obama – The Cook Report

By Charlie Cook Regular readers of this column know that in analyzing the 2012 presidential race, I have been preoccupied—some would say obsessed—with the state and direction of the U.S. economy. Presidential elections have many moving parts and can turn on many things, but rarely is a single factor more important than the economy when an incumbent is up for reelection. The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, conducted among [...]