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You Weren’t Being Paranoid: The Longer You Are Unemployed, The Less Eager Employers Are To Hire You

You Weren’t Being Paranoid: The Longer You Are Unemployed, The Less Eager Employers Are To Hire You

The minute you become unemployed, you are less enticing to a future employer. There are some biases against job seekers that will not surprise anyone who is currently actively looking for work.

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With Unfinished Business On The Table, House Republicans Are Packing Up And Going Home

With Unfinished Business On The Table, House Republicans Are Packing Up And Going Home

In an unbelievable but sadly familiar act of irresponsibility, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced on Friday that after this week, the House will adjourn until after the November 6 elections.

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No, Starbucks Cannot Replace the Need For Progressive Government

No, Starbucks Cannot Replace the Need For Progressive Government

Over at the New York Times, Joe Nocera had a column entitled ‘We Can All Become Job Creators’ in which he praised Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz for two recent proposals regarding jobs and politics.

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Senate Republicans Reject Firefighters, Police Officers, And Teachers By Unanimously Blocking Key Piece Of American Jobs Act

Senate Republicans Reject Firefighters, Police Officers, And Teachers By Unanimously Blocking Key Piece Of American Jobs Act

In a callous and yet unexpected move, Senate Republicans unanimously voted against saving the jobs of 400,000 policemen, firefighters, and teachers.

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Economists Say Obama Jobs Bill Will Prevent Another Recession

Economists Say Obama Jobs Bill Will Prevent Another Recession

In a joint session of Congress, President Obama presented a jobs plan, which he believes will jump start the economy and help prevent another recession. Republicans have been, shall we say, less than receptive.

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8 Reasons the Buffett Rule is NOT ‘Class Warfare’

8 Reasons the Buffett Rule is NOT ‘Class Warfare’

Class warfare simply means ‘conflict between social or economic classes’ but Republicans are trying to spin class warfare into connotations of trouble-makers inventing imaginary problems with unfair solutions. Here are 8 reasons why the Buffett rule – or ‘shared sacrifice’ from the wealthy – is NOT ‘class warfare.’

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House Republicans Reject Tax Cuts For Middle Class Americans Despite Saying They Want Lower Taxes

House Republicans Reject Tax Cuts For Middle Class Americans Despite Saying They Want Lower Taxes

Republicans rejected the one tax cut that can actually give some financial relief to middle class Americans. A payroll tax cut almost exclusively benefits middle class and poor Americans because it puts immediate cash back in their wallets which they spend on things they need the money for such as bills, food, etc

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Obama’s Clever Strategy to Transform the Tax Reform Debate

Obama’s Clever Strategy to Transform the Tax Reform Debate

This time Obama’s fighting the battle for tax reform under the banner of the American Jobs Act. And his savvy approach may pay off if enough of us fall in behind him.

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Obama Declares ‘National Emergency’ over Jobs, Makes Unscripted Plea to Supporters

Photo: Reuters / Larry Downing

Let’s not understate the President’s push: Obama’s on the road really busting his a** to push the recalcitrant Congress into passing the American Jobs Act in a hurry. And he really needs your help. Here is all the information you need to reach your Representatives via phone, fax, email, Facebook and Twitter.

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Fox News Hits A New Low: Criticizing Obama Over His Use Of A Binder Clip

President Barack Obama, accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden, and others, holds up a copy of his American Jobs Act during a statement in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Monday, Sept. 12, 2011. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

It’s so stupid that it can’t be true, right? Well, it is true. Fox News has hit a new low. In another desperate attempt to criticize anything the President does, the folks on Fox and Friends yesterday morning criticized President Obama for using a binder clip on his copy of the American Jobs Act plan he held in his hand during a speech outside the White House. Apparently, it wasn’t fancy enough for them.

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Republican Representative Steve King Admits That Republicans Are Just ‘Hanging On’ Until A New President Is Elected

Iowa Representative Steve King. Image from http://dailycaller.com/2011/07/25/rep-steve-king-obama-could-be-impeached-over-debt-crisis/

Now it’s clear. Republicans are holding back on passing bills to help the country until a new President is elected. It’s all about holding the general welfare of the nation hostage. Republican Steve King of Iowa has admitted as much in a new statement made in the wake of President Obama introducing the American Jobs Act.

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Republicans Say They’d Rather Hurt Obama Than Create Jobs

Republicans Say They’d Rather Hurt Obama Than Create Jobs

If you thought President Obama would get Republican support for the American Jobs Act, you thought wrong.

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‘Pass This Jobs Bill.’ Obama Delivers Pitch-Perfect Speech on American Jobs Act

Associated Press

(Video and Best Quotes.) If you were looking for the President to devise an intelligent plan to create immediate jobs and deliver it with coherent, powerful rhetoric and a dogged defense of liberal ideals, Obama hit a home run. The oration of his Sept. 8 Joint Session on jobs creation was on point. The urgent message to Congress was clear and repetitive and it wasn’t so much a request as an expertly articulated demand:

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