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Barack Obama says taxes are lower for middle class today than when he took office

Obama in Scranton PA

For “the average middle-class family, your taxes today are lower than when I took office.” >Barack Obama on Wednesday, November 30th, 2011 in a speech in Scranton, Pa. The Truth-O-Meter Says: During a Nov. 30, 2011, speech in Scranton, Pa., President Barack Obama urged Congress to extend a payroll tax cut. He used the platform […]

Mitt Romney’s Big Obama Jobs Lie

Mitt Romney

>By Andy Kroll| Reporter| Mon Jan. 16, 2012 7:07 PM PST |Andy’s work has appeared at the Wall Street Journal, the Detroit News, Le Monde Diplomatique, Salon, and TomDispatch.com, where he’s an associate editor. He works in Mother Jones‘ DC Bureau, and can be reached at akroll (at) motherjones (dot) com.Get my RSS | Follow […]

The Congressional Black Caucus Pushes to Extend Current Unemployment Benefits that will Promote Economic Recovery

US Congressman Emanuel Cleaver

Congressional Black Caucus| Dec 1, 2011| Re-post | Washington, DC – Today, Members of the Congressional Black Caucus sent the following letter to the House Leadership urging them to extend current federal unemployment insurance programs through 2012. Currently overall unemployment continues to hover around 9% and African American unemployment continues to float in the double […]

Statement from the President on the Passage of Tax Credits to Help Get Veterans Back to Work

Statement from the President on the Passage of Tax Credits to Help Get Veterans Back to Work The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release                                                                  November 16, 2011 I want to congratulate Republicans and Democrats in […]

Democrats Introduce Jobs Bill to Address Long-Term and Youth Unemployment

Nov 15, 2011 Issues: Other Education and Youth Issues, Labor, Jobs and Job Training   WASHINGTON – Rep. George Miller (D-CA) and other Democrats of the House Education and the Workforce Committee introduced legislation today to help out-of-work Americans get a job and gain the skills needed to be successful in the global economy. “With […]

Educated And Jobless: What’s Next For Millenials?

by NPR Staff |November 12, 2011 | IF YOU LIKE THIS ARTICLE, PRESS LIKE,COMMENT AND SHARE! | The Occupy Wall Street protests in several cities around the country have turned a spotlight on the growing frustration among the millennial generation, a group that has suffered crushing student loan debt and high rates of unemployment. Lindey […]

Will The GOP Filibuster Tax Credits For Hiring Veterans?

By Pat Garofalo on Nov 4, 2011 at 6:15 pm |TP| IF YOU LIKE THIS ARTICLE, PRESS LIKE, COMMENT AND SHARE! | Senate Republicans have so far gone three for three when it comes to filibustering President Obama’s American Jobs Act, having successfully blocked the bill from moving in its entirety, and then prevented two […]

The GOP Gladly Ignored the Plight of the Bottom 99% for Partisan Gain

brian conners, Yahoo! Contributor Network Oct 22, 2011 |IF YOU LIKE THIS ARTICLE, PRESS LIKE, COMMENT AND SHARE! Support Occupy Wall Street Now or the GOP Will Ruin the US The article “Job Killers” shows the dilemma the GOP has forced upon the US. The GOP wants to force the third world country model upon […]

House GOP to Americans looking for jobs: ‘Gone Fishing. You’re on your own.’

House GOP to Americans looking for jobs: ‘Gone Fishing. You’re on your own.’ | IF YOU LIKE THIS ARTICLE, PRESS LIKE, COMMENT AND SHARE! | Newly released 2012 House calendar shows three-week vacation in January, only 109 work days all year. Oct 27, 2011 WASHINGTON – After a whole year of blocking any legislation to […]

President’s jobs bill is trailblazing policy for the real job creators

By Robert Friedman, founder and chair of the Corporation for Enterprise Development – 10/28/11 04:56 PM ET | IF YOU LIKE THIS ARTICLE, PRESS LIKE, COMMENT AND SHARE! | President Obama’s jobs bill is getting a bad rap on several fronts, but none more undeserving than the claims that it penalizes job creators and contains […]

Obama sympathy: problematic?

Occupying Wall Street By JULIE MASON | 10/28/11 2:43 PM |IF YOU LIKE THIS ARTICLE, PRESS LIKE, COMMENT AND SHARE! | In the early days of Occupy Wall Street, the simple if loosely-defined notions that propelled the action made it safe and relatively easy for political leaders, including President Obama, to express some solidarity. But […]

REPORT: House GOP’s ‘Job Creating’ Spending Cuts Destroyed 370,000 Jobs

By Travis Waldron on Oct 27, 2011 at 4:25 pm | IF YOU LIKE THIS ARTICLE, PRESS LIKE, COMMENT AND SHARE! | House Republicans took the government to the brink of shutdown last spring by demanding across-the-board budget cuts to many vital programs. Instead of focusing on job creation, as Americans wanted them to, the […]

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