Unemployment

Guess Who’s Finally Raising The Minimum Wage They Pay Workers

Guess Who’s Finally Raising The Minimum Wage They Pay Workers

Costco announced this week that they are raising their minimum wage by $1.50 up to $13 an hour. This is the first time in nine years that they have done so. Their highest paid employees, who make around $22.50 an hour, are getting a 2.5% raise. Costco employs 205,000 people; 117,000 of which are full-time […]

Student Loan Debt: The 5 Things Millennials Wish You Understood (And Would Leave Them Alone About)

Student Loan Debt: The 5 Things Millennials Wish You Understood (And Would Leave Them Alone About)

I am so fed up right now I could scream. I turned on the news (as I do every evening) and was greeted with the information about how the Feds are raising interest rates. That isn’t what bothered me so much, as it was the bitching by several pundits about how millennials don’t want to […]

Stop The Lazy Moochers Wasting Our Federal Budget!

Stop The Lazy Moochers Wasting Our Federal Budget!

America’s economy is in the toilet. It’s harder than it’s ever been in the history of our great nation to become rich, and there’s exactly one culprit: moochers. The ‘moocher class’ is sucking up huge amounts of our Federal budget (and most State budgets as well) and they’re doing almost nothing for our society. We […]

Raw Data Proves That GOP Candidates Are Lying About The Unemployment Rate

Raw Data Proves That GOP Candidates Are Lying About The Unemployment Rate

“There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.” Mark Twain The GOP has been stupidly attacking U.S. unemployment numbers for years, beginning predictably when the unemployment rate began to fall slowly and steadily under the Obama administration. True to form, the current clown car passengers in the desperate race to the White House have used […]

Barefoot And Homeless, Child Lost In Philadelphia Night

Barefoot And Homeless, Child Lost In Philadelphia Night

  He was barefoot, his little feet bruised from rocks as he wandered Philadelphia, alone in the dark of night. It all started when the two-year-old slipped away from his parents, Angelique Roland, 27, and Michael Jones, 24, as they lay sleeping among cardboard boxes, under the city’s Welcome Center. The missing child was yet […]

Bernie Sanders Supports A $15 Per Hour Living Wage

Bernie Sanders Supports A $15 Per Hour Living Wage

A group of progressive members of Congress introduced a $15 an hour national minimum wage bill on Wednesday as hundreds of federal contract workers went on strike to protest their job conditions. Introduced in the Senate by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and in the House by Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), […]

Luxury Goods CEO Billionaire Warns Of Imminent Violent Uprising Of The Poor

Luxury Goods CEO Billionaire Warns Of Imminent Violent Uprising Of The Poor

Johann Rupert is the son of South African Tycoon Anton Rupert. His wealth, combined with his family’s, is estimated at around $7.7 billion. He is ranked by Forbes magazine as one of the 5 richest people in Africa. He is also the CEO of the Swiss-based luxury goods company, Compagnie Financiere Richemont. This year at […]

Laid Off Disney Employees Forced to Train Foreign-Outsourced Employees

Laid Off Disney Employees Forced to Train Foreign-Outsourced Employees

In late October 2014, about 250 House of Mouse employees were told they were being laid off. Their replacements were being supplied by an outsourcing company based in India. Those 250 employees had to train their replacements before leaving the company. From MSN: ?’I just couldn’t believe they could fly people in to sit at […]

Walmart Workers Claim Mass Closures Were Retaliation, Not To Fix ‘Plumbing Problems’

Walmart Workers Claim Mass Closures Were Retaliation, Not To Fix ‘Plumbing Problems’

Last Monday, Walmart abruptly shuttered five stores across the country, ostensibly due to long-standing plumbing problems that would take six months to fix. However, the decision was made with virtually no warning; workers were given only a few hours’ notice before the stores closed at 7 p.m. local time. Additionally, there is no evidence that […]

Walmart Says It Closed Stores To Fix ‘Plumbing Problems,’ But No One Thinks That’s True

Walmart Says It Closed Stores To Fix ‘Plumbing Problems,’ But No One Thinks That’s True

Earlier this week, Walmart announced it is shuttering five stores in three states. The stated reason? All of the stores have longstanding plumbing problems. But the manner in which the closing was handled has a lot of people wondering if Walmart is telling the truth. On Monday night, employees at Walmart stores in Pico Rivera, […]

Top 10 Reasons Millennials Are More Liberal Than Their Parents

Top 10 Reasons Millennials Are More Liberal Than Their Parents

1. Millennials Depend On Liberal Internet Articles For Their News Gone are the days of reliance on print forms of news. Millennials, much more than their parents, rely on the Internet for their news information. Millennials check news media websites, Twitter, Facebook, and other Internet sites for their news, and these sources tend to allow […]

The Swiss Army Knife That Is Obamacare: Cuts Costs, Deficits, Numbers of Uninsured

The Swiss Army Knife That Is Obamacare: Cuts Costs, Deficits, Numbers of Uninsured

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report on Monday that the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) will cost $1.35 trillion, which is 20 percent less than what they originally expected. This is nearly 33 percent less than the $2 trillion that Republicans predicted it would cost. It should be no surprise that Republicans got this […]

Job Growth Continues, And Unemployment Rate Keeps Plummeting. Thanks Obama!

Job Growth Continues, And Unemployment Rate Keeps Plummeting. Thanks Obama!

According to a press release by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 214,000 jobs were added by the U.S. economy, making the unemployment rate fall to 5.8 percent. This is the lowest unemployment rate since the 2008-2012 global recession. Furthermore, the job figures from August and September of this year have been updated to show another […]

Fox’s Payne: Bad News, America – Unemployment Is Low!

Fox’s Payne: Bad News, America – Unemployment Is Low!

Unemployment in the U.S. is currently at its lowest rate in six years, which would ordinarily be an indicator of economic improvement. That’s not how Charles Payne of the Fox Business Network takes it, though, Media Matters recently reported. According to Payne, this recent job growth could be bad because, he said, it’s putting the […]

Emergency To-Do And Resource Master List For Unemployed People

Emergency To-Do And Resource Master List For Unemployed People

This is a quick list of immediate to-do items and resources that I’ve pulled together for people whose unemployment benefits won’t be extended or expecting to become unemployed.?I’ve included?hyper-linked?text, and I’ve also included actual links to these sites in case people lose their internet and need to print this out. If any of these links […]

1.3 Million Unemployed Losing Benefits Today

1.3 Million Unemployed Losing Benefits Today

Roughly 1.3 million people will be losing their unemployment benefits today, with many more to come if Congress does not vote to extend the program. As what some are referring to as the “Great Recession” bulged and reached its peak, Congress extended the expiration of the Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) program 11 times already, acknowledging […]

Republicans Blamed For ‘Kicking Unemployed Americans To The Curb’

Republicans Blamed For ‘Kicking Unemployed Americans To The Curb’

                    In a new liberal ad sponsored by Americans United for Change (AUFC), viewers are urged to demand that Republicans restore unemployment insurance?benefits to the 1.3 million Americans who will be losing them starting December 28. The ad reminds us that Congress “protected billions in taxpayer […]