Network Sunday Shows All Ignore Strong Jobs Report And Record Stock Surge

If the trend were in reverse and the stock market crashed, all the Sunday news programs would have made it the major topic on each show… Media Matters When is the U.S. economy not a topic worth addressing on the Sunday morning talk shows? Apparently when there’s lots of good news to discuss. At least it seemed that way… More Network Sunday Shows All Ignore Strong Jobs Report And Record Stock Surge

West Wing Week 3-15-2013: “We Don’t Have a Moment to Waste”

The White House International Courage Awards: Last Friday, the First Lady joined Secretary of State John Kerry at the State Department for the International Women of Courage Awards—where nine different women were honored. The event was a celebration of the strength and sacrifice of individuals who have worked tirelessly for the advancement of women’s rights for all.… More West Wing Week 3-15-2013: “We Don’t Have a Moment to Waste”

Occupied Washington

Mother Jones Grotesque income inequality is just a symptom of our larger political disease. A FEW WEEKS AFTER the Occupy Wall Street protests began, we found ourselves having a random conversation with a couple of San Franciscans at a store counter. What were these kids going on about? they asked. Time was tight, the inquiry a pleasantry, really.… More Occupied Washington

White House To Boehner On Jobs Plan: Did We Hit A Nerve?

TPMDC  The White House is holding fast to its claim that Republicans are running a do-nothing Congress, and, unlike President Obama, have yet to put forth a jobs bill — or at least a real one. Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) press office Thursday evening pointedly released a summary of a private phone call he and Obama had earlier that… More White House To Boehner On Jobs Plan: Did We Hit A Nerve?

Joe Walsh To Skip Obama Jobs Speech, Calls President ‘Idiotic’

Joe Walsh is obviously projecting about his own shortcomings.  The real idiot is Joe Walsh! This totally unprecedented  disrespect for the office of the Presidency because Barack Obama is occupying the office is absolutely absurd and says more about the GOP than about the POTUS. The Huffington Post House Republican Joe Walsh, a Tea Party… More Joe Walsh To Skip Obama Jobs Speech, Calls President ‘Idiotic’

Obama’s Twitter Town Hall On Jobs Crashed By House Republicans

House Republicans were childish and classless in their feeble attempt to embarrass the President… Huffington Post Posted: 7-6-2011 –  Updated: 7-7-2011 House Republicans are crashing President Barack Obama’s Twitter Town Hallon Wednesday by flooding the event with questions of their own about what they’re calling his “failed” economic policies. Hours ahead of Obama’s first-ever Twitter event,… More Obama’s Twitter Town Hall On Jobs Crashed By House Republicans

Poverty Rate In U.S. Saw Record Increase In 2009: 1 In 7 Americans Are Poor

This entire economic situation, in which the middle class has been attacked and broken by fat cat shills of greedy corporations is astonishing.  The so-called “tea party” who is in bed with the likes of Koch Industries and other corporations should be ashamed of themselves.  Talk about going against one’s own self interest, tea partiers and others who embrace the… More Poverty Rate In U.S. Saw Record Increase In 2009: 1 In 7 Americans Are Poor

Dylan Ratigan Rips GOP Congressman Kevin Brady Over Wall Street Greed

Dylan Ratigan Rips GOP Congressman Kevin Brady …, posted with vodpod   Huffington Post Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) looked uncomfortable when MSNBC host Dylan Ratigan introduced him Tuesday afternoon to talk about unemployment benefits and Wall Street greed. Brady’s discomfort proved well-founded. Ratigan tore into the Texas Republican, who voted against the extension of unemployment… More Dylan Ratigan Rips GOP Congressman Kevin Brady Over Wall Street Greed

17 senators from states with double-digit jobless rates repeatedly vote to filibuster unemployment benefits.

These politicians don’t represent “the people” at all.  Their only “constituents” are big business, period. Think Progress Since the beginning of the Great Recession, 15 million Americans have lost their jobs. Almost half of them have been out of work for six months or more, and there are currently nearly five workers actively seeking work for every available… More 17 senators from states with double-digit jobless rates repeatedly vote to filibuster unemployment benefits.