unemployment

Christianist Pastor: ‘God’s Plan’ Is To Rob Taxpayers Blind (VIDEOS)

Christianist Pastor: ‘God’s Plan’ Is To Rob Taxpayers Blind (VIDEOS)

For almost a quarter-century, a fringe charismatic church in the North Carolina foothills has been under fire for abusive and cultish practices. But it took until this spring for someone to start peeling back the onion on this outfit. It now turns out that Word of Faith Fellowship in Spindale, halfway between Charlotte and Asheville, […]

Finland Trials Universal Basic Income And Experiences Some Unexpected Side Effects (VIDEO)

Finland Trials Universal Basic Income And Experiences Some Unexpected Side Effects (VIDEO)

In January, Finland began giving its citizens a universal basic income of roughly $500 a month, and will continue to do so for two years. The program is the first of its kind in Europe, and the country is already seeing some great benefits. What Is Universal Basic Income? According to Investopedia, a universal basic […]

Trump Doesn’t Think Jobs Numbers Are Fake Now That They’re HIS (VIDEOS, TWEETS)

Trump Doesn’t Think Jobs Numbers Are Fake Now That They’re HIS (VIDEOS, TWEETS)

Donald Trump spent most of Friday beating his chest and yelling to the heavens over news that the economy added 235,000 jobs in February. This is a remarkable turnabout from the presidential campaign, when Trump routinely accused the government of ginning up the monthly employment numbers to make President Obama look better. Well, even though […]

US Added 235,000 Jobs In February – Thanks, Obama (VIDEO)

US Added 235,000 Jobs In February – Thanks, Obama (VIDEO)

The first monthly jobs report under President Donald Trump was released this morning. The US added 235,000 jobs in February, and the unemployment rate has ticked down to 4.7 percent. The average pay is rising as well because a few states have raised the minimum wage. The average wage went up by 2.8 percent in […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Not Only Do Churches Not Pay Taxes, They Also Don’t Pay Unemployment Insurance

Not Only Do Churches Not Pay Taxes, They Also Don’t Pay Unemployment Insurance

It’s become common knowledge that churches operate like businesses, but enjoy a Medici-like perk of not having to pay taxes like other things that operate like businesses (such as, you know, businesses). However, as one person in St. Louis found out, on top of tax exemption, Jesus, Inc. also enjoys another perk worth some gear-grinding […]

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 […]

Clinton Vows To Punish Companies Leaving U.S.

Clinton Vows To Punish Companies Leaving U.S.

During a speech on the subject of workers and tax reform, Hillary Clinton laid out a plan to punish companies that move overseas, yet benefit from U.S. tax breaks. Clinton spoke at a car part manufacturing plant in Detroit today. She said she would implement an “exit tax,” designed to discourage companies from moving overseas, […]

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 […]

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 […]

What Killed Red Lobster?

What Killed Red Lobster?

What killed Red Lobster? Something did because, according to LZ Granderson at CNN, Darden reported a 37.6% drop in earnings per share?in the first quarter of the current fiscal year compared with a year before. Red Lobster was the biggest culprit. The magazine reports that the restaurant’s revenue dropped 4.9% during the second quarter. Darden […]

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 […]

Federal Government Spends $1.5 Billion on Foreign Products

Federal Government Spends $1.5 Billion on Foreign Products

  In 2012 the American public objected after learning that U.S. Olympic team uniforms ? from hats to shoes and all worn in between ? were made in China. For athletes who represented the country to wear clothing made in another country was, well, un-American. A new report by New York Times? Ian Urbina, though, […]