Unemployment

Finland To Trial A Universal Basic Income For The Unemployed (VIDEO)

Finland To Trial A Universal Basic Income For The Unemployed (VIDEO)

The world is changing. Human cashiers at grocery stores are being replaced by machines that let customers check their items out themselves. Long haul truckers and taxi cab drivers will soon be replaced by autonomous vehicles. Technology is putting people out of work, as are the forces of globalization. When there’s no need for unskilled workers, […]

Woman Freezes To Death When Landlord Boots Her Out For $338 Unpaid Rent (VIDEO)

Woman Freezes To Death When Landlord Boots Her Out For $338 Unpaid Rent (VIDEO)

A 52-year-old woman, Karen Lee Batts, was evicted from a senior assisted living facility for non-payment of $338.00. Batts’ family says she suffers from schizophrenia. The facility that evicted Batts was under the management of  Cascade Management, Inc. and Northwest Housing Alternatives, LLC. The housing complex was designed for people with disabilities and financially limited seniors: “The court records […]

Obama Ends Presidency With Longest Job Growth Streak Since 1939 (VIDEO)

Obama Ends Presidency With Longest Job Growth Streak Since 1939 (VIDEO)

President Obama’s final economic numbers are in, and the results are impressive. In December, the job market grew by 156,000 jobs. It was the 75th straight month of job growth, the longest growth streak since 1939. The unemployment rate in December ticked up slightly to 4.7 percent from a low of 4.6 percent in November. […]

Trump And His Team Are Shocked That People Took His Promises ‘So Literally’

Trump And His Team Are Shocked That People Took His Promises ‘So Literally’

While speaking at Harvard’s Institute of Politics on Thursday, President-elect Donald Trump’s first campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, took shots at the media for taking all of Trump’s promises “literally,” saying: “This is the problem with the media. You took everything that Donald Trump said so literally… The American people didn’t. They understood it. They understood […]

November Jobs Report: Unemployment Hitting Record Lows! Can We Keep Obama, Please? (VIDEO)

November Jobs Report: Unemployment Hitting Record Lows! Can We Keep Obama, Please? (VIDEO)

The national jobs report for November is in. We have added 178,000 new jobs since the election. The unemployment rate has dropped to 4.6 percent, which is the lowest it has been since August 2007. It was slightly less than the 180,000 jobs forecast for November. Unfortunately, wages are not rising. This is a sign […]

WATCH: Janet Yellen Cautions Lawmakers: Think Twice About Trumponomics

WATCH: Janet Yellen Cautions Lawmakers: Think Twice About Trumponomics

In an address to Congress on Thursday, Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen questioned key sections of President-elect Donald Trump’s economic plan. Yellen warned that Trump’s plan could drive up inflation, swell the national debt, and leave the American economy more vulnerable to economic downturns. Trump has proposed increasing spending on infrastructure as a means […]

5 Ways Trump Is A Disaster For The Poorest Americans

5 Ways Trump Is A Disaster For The Poorest Americans

President Obama was a great president for the poor. As The Atlantic notes, there were three main moves he made to reduce income inequality: The Affordable Care Act reduced the rate of uninsured Americans from 16 percent to nine percent The 2009 stimulus bill included a lot of tax benefits for poor Americans, raising their […]

These 5 Charts DESTROY GOP, Outline Obama’s Enormous Success In Jobs, Unemployment (TWEETS)

These 5 Charts DESTROY GOP, Outline Obama’s Enormous Success In Jobs, Unemployment (TWEETS)

When Barack Obama inherited the presidency in 2008, America’s economy was in a tailspin. The country was losing 800,000 jobs each month. The unemployment rate that year reached a high of 7.3 percent, but kept climbing into the following year. By October of 2009, it was at 10 percent. But thanks in part to Obama’s […]

Trump’s Economic Plans All End In DISASTER For The US Economy (VIDEO)

Trump’s Economic Plans All End In DISASTER For The US Economy (VIDEO)

Oxford Economics, a British forecasting firm with offices in the United States, has studied Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s economic policies. They concluded that Trump as president would cost us $1 trillion. Trump gave a big economics speech on Thursday in Des Moines, Iowa. Trump gave a long, not very coherent speech about the economy. […]

Arseholes At Odds: Gov. Rick Snyder Says Trump’s Dismal View Of Michigan Is ‘Not Accurate’ (VIDEO)

Arseholes At Odds: Gov. Rick Snyder Says Trump’s Dismal View Of Michigan Is ‘Not Accurate’ (VIDEO)

Michigan Republican Gov. Rick Snyder is shaking his head at Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, giving us another reason to believe everything Trump says needs to be run through a fact-checker. Gov. Snyder called Trump’s comments inaccurate on Friday, after he claimed that Michigan’s manufacturing industry was a disaster. Trump’s exact words from his speech in […]

Debate Rages As Georgia Says Get A Job Or Lose Your Food Stamps (VIDEO)

Debate Rages As Georgia Says Get A Job Or Lose Your Food Stamps (VIDEO)

The state of Georgia has re-ignited a firestorm of debate by announcing plans to extend its program of witholding food stamps from any able-bodied, childless adult. Piloted earlier this year in three counties, and subject to government approval due next month, the prohibition will be extended to 24 more counties in January 2017. Effectively, it […]

Clinton And Trump Square Off In Central Florida (VIDEO)

Clinton And Trump Square Off In Central Florida (VIDEO)

Earlier this week, Hillary Clinton visited Central Florida to speak to and inspire voters. Last week, Donald Trump also visited Central Florida. In her speech in Kissimmee, Clinton spoke about providing real solutions for Florida. She showed that she not only understands the dangers of climate change, but she will also do something about it. Clinton’s […]

The Real Danger For Hillary Clinton And Democrats (VIDEO)

The Real Danger For Hillary Clinton And Democrats (VIDEO)

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will win the election in November. As long as she does not make any major mistakes in the next 98 days, it appears she will be our 45th President of The United States. According to analysis by the Economist Intelligence Unit, her opponent, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has a 1-in-3 […]

WATCH: Reliable Moody’s Analytics Predicts Clinton’s Job Strategy Is Going To Work

WATCH: Reliable Moody’s Analytics Predicts Clinton’s Job Strategy Is Going To Work

We have witnessed a very exciting event this week. The Democratic Party has nominated its first female candidate for president. She gave a powerful speech outlining some of the things that she wants to do as president. Women of all ages all over the country are celebrating. Moody’s Analytics has performed an analysis that shows […]

Reporter Asks Flood Victims To Carry Her So She Doesn’t Ruin Her Shoes, Gets Fired

Reporter Asks Flood Victims To Carry Her So She Doesn’t Ruin Her Shoes, Gets Fired

A TV reporter was caught on camera letting flood victims carry her through a puddle. Initially she received harsh criticism for appearing to care more about her fancy shoes than the story she was there to cover, but the picture soon took a life of it’s own… Lydia Cummings, 24, was working as a reporter […]

15 Obama Successes That Made The GOP Lose Their Minds – And Him A Cool President

15 Obama Successes That Made The GOP Lose Their Minds – And Him A Cool President

Many people are unhappy with our cool president, Commander-In-Chief Barack Obama, sitting in the White House as our nation’s leader. Republicans have tried to stop him from getting things done during his entire administration. I’m going to list some of his accomplishments for you. This list includes some of the less obvious accomplishments, as well as the larger ones. […]

Raising Wages Will NOT Kill The Job Market! (VIDEO)

Raising Wages Will NOT Kill The Job Market! (VIDEO)

Republicans sure do love Ronald Reagan. He introduced new economic policies during his administration. “Reaganomics” was partially based on the concept of trickle-down economics. The basic idea is lowering taxes for businesses, so they can pay their employees more. Reagan cut the tax rate from 70 percent to 50 percent. The basic idea is that […]

Sanders Looks To One Of Our Greatest Presidents For Economic Advice

Sanders Looks To One Of Our Greatest Presidents For Economic Advice

The United States is in the process of electing a new president to lead us into the future. As part of this process, it is important to look at our past to find information and inspiration as to how we should act and what policies we should implement in certain situations. This is exactly what Bernie Sanders […]

Up To One Million Poverty-Stricken Americans Could Be Hit By Food-Stamp Change

Up To One Million Poverty-Stricken Americans Could Be Hit By Food-Stamp Change

Across the country, hundreds of thousands of low-income Americans are set to lose their food stamp benefits in the upcoming weeks, as harsh new requirements go into effect. In a number of states, including many in the Midwest and South, federal waivers that granted exceptions to work requirements are about to expire. The rule that […]

Yes, GE Is Destroying The Moral Fabric of America

Yes, GE Is Destroying The Moral Fabric of America

During Senator Sander’s interview for the Daily News he was asked an interesting question: “Would you name, say, three American corporate giants that are destroying the national fabric?” He mentioned three that I think few people with access to information about these companies would dispute: JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs and General Electric.  He targeted the […]

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