Tag Archives: jobs

From the Department of Unfortunate Flashbacks: Mitt Romney spins bad jobs numbers

Thomas Roberts played this for an RNC spokesman this morning and got a genuine o_O face out of him. So let’s travel back to 2006 shall we? Mitt Romney was governor of Massachusetts, preparing to (not) run for a second … Continue reading

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Cue the Cantor sour-face: unemployment drops to 8.6 percent

Because good news for the economy is bad news for the McConnell plan…

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**UPDATED: Republicans block teacher, first responder jobs bill with help from 2 Dems, Lieberman

In the end, two Democrats and Joe Lieberman voted with Republicans to filibuster a bite sized version of President Obama’s jobs bill.

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This week’s Herald column: Obama’s new economic script

The president flips the script.

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How to beat a billionaire (or, enter the ‘Buffett rule’)

If you’re fighting against a very rich man, in a very deep economic malaise, the best way to beat the rich man is simply to point him out.

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(Video) Riots in the streets? Joy debates Michael Steele, Dinesh D’Souza and Larry Kudlow

One of my favorite shows to appear on, The Kudlow Report, invited me on-set for their “free market Friday” panel, to discuss New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s comments about “riots in the streets” if young Americans don’t start seeing the … Continue reading

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Can dysfunctional D.C. do anything to improve the jobs picture?

Is the jobs situation hopeless, structural and unfixable? Sometimes, you’ve got to wonder…

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Maxine Waters: the tea party can ‘go straight to hell’

Tell us how you really feel, Maxine…

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Allen West to Black Dems: take my brother, please!

So Allen West’s brother Arlon is unemployed. So Allen, Mr. “Harriet Tubman leading the black man out of the Democratic plantation…” who you gonna call?

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Weak job market begs the question: is it really time to cut spending?

The answer, from an economic point of view, is no. But don’t let that stand in the way of political grandstanding and ideology in Washington.

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