Post Tagged with: "economic growth"

Bernie Sanders Introduces Bill To Provide Solar Energy To The Poor (VIDEO)

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On July 7, Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders introduced The Low Income Solar Act, which would provide low income families with the means to obtain solar energy.

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Jeb! Says ‘People Should Work Longer Hours’ (VIDEO)

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Jeb! seems to think Americans just don’t work long enough hours, even though the numbers tell a different story.

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Fagedabouddit: Here’s Why Chris Christie Should Never Be President

Fagedabouddit: Here’s Why Chris Christie Should Never Be President

Chris Christie has declared that he is running for President. Here’s why he should never sit in the White House.

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Even China Cares More About America Fixing Broken Bridges Than Republicans Do

Even China Cares More About America Fixing Broken Bridges Than Republicans Do

Investing in ourselves is good for not only our own economy, but the entire world.

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Obama’s Unprecedented Economic Recovery Continues With 280,000 Jobs Added In May

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May’s jobs numbers are out — and it’s not good news for conservatives who are desperate to declare the President a failure.

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Alarming Report From Malawi Foresees The GOP’s Plan To Keep America’s Children Hungry

A little girl from Malawi devours a bowl of sorghum porridge from relief workers. Although she appears healthy, child hunger in her early years are likely to permanently stunt her physical and intellectual growth. Photo: ActAlliance.

A scary report from Malawi reveals where GOP budget cuts are taking us. 1 in 5 U.S. children are hungry, and their poverty is no accident.

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Here’s How Much Raising The Minimum Wage Would Save The Federal Government

Here’s How Much Raising The Minimum Wage Would Save The Federal Government

A study released by the Economic Policy Institute in mid-October shows that increasing the minimum wage from it’s current level of $7.25 an hour to $10.10 an hour would save the federal government more than $7.6 billion dollars per year.

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Tea Party Extremists Threatening Another Government Shut Down In December

These three nut jobs want to shut down the government again.

Unfortunately, Cruz, Paul and Rubio aren’t up for reelection until 2016, so voting them out isn’t possible yet.

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It’s Official: President Obama Is The Best Economic President In Modern Times

It’s Official: President Obama Is The Best Economic President In Modern Times

A new economic report, published by Forbes.com on September 6, 2014, clearly shows that President Obama is the best economic president in modern times. It’s not an opinion, it’s a fact, based on all of the typical economic indicators, including jobs, investments, growth and expansion, even the rate of inflation. In […]

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Pro-Business? Research Shows GOP “Pro-Business” Policies Hurt Business, Kill Economic Growth

Pro-Business? Research Shows GOP “Pro-Business” Policies Hurt Business, Kill Economic Growth

We hear it all the time, republicans are “Pro-business.” They promise if they’re elected, they’ll pass “business friendly” legislation. They claim that their policies will lead to economic growth and job creation. It’s time for a reality check. An analysis of all 50 states clearly shows the negative correlation between […]

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WATCH: This 3 Minute Video Totally Annihilates Right Wing Immigration Myths

WATCH: This 3 Minute Video Totally Annihilates Right Wing Immigration Myths

In June of last year, economist, professor and political commentator, Robert Reich released this short but highly informative video on immigration, through MoveOn.org. With the border crisis being at the forefront of the national conversation this month, conservatives are yet again railing about the wretched, ‘freeloading,’ ‘job-stealing’ immigrants that they […]

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GOP Rep. Thinks Extending Jobless Benefits Is ‘Immoral’

Photo of Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX) from Wikipedia.

Jobs are necessary for people to live and eat. Barring that, they need unemployment benefits. Some in the GOP think extending such benefits is immoral.

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Why Black Friday Is An Indictment Of Our Materialistic Culture

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Black Friday caters to consumerism, which is driven by materialism. As our need to show off grows, so does our need for material status symbols.

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Economists And Wall Street Cheer Good Jobs Report While GOP Whines That It’s Not Good Enough

Jobs report. Image @IBTimes

Yes, we need even more jobs and less unemployment, but this is a ‘solid report’ that shows we’re moving in the right direction. That deserves some kudos.

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Studies On Both Sides Say To Increase The Minimum Wage

Ronald Reagan was sworn in in January, 1981, and look what happened after he started implementing his policies.

It is not often when a left-wing think tank, and a right-wing magazine are in full agreement, but when it comes to the federal minimum wage, they are, and it is a sign which we should take seriously.

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Obama’s On A Roll As Leading Economists Predict Big Gains Over Next 2 Years

Obama’s On A Roll As Leading Economists Predict Big Gains Over Next 2 Years

Hear that? It’s the sound of air escaping the Romney campaign.

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Romney Says Blaming President For Bad Economy Is ‘Poppycock’ (VIDEO)

Romney Says Blaming President For Bad Economy Is ‘Poppycock’ (VIDEO)

Romney actually suggests voters should NOT ‘stop midstream and find someone new.’

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Weekend Reading List

Weekend Reading List

For this weekend we have articles on the Chicago teachers strike, charter schools, tax rates and economic growth, social mobility, and subsidies to professional sports teams.

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One Graphic That Unleashes The Facts Of 4% Economic Growth

One Graphic That Unleashes The Facts Of 4% Economic Growth

Facts have a liberal bias.

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George W. Bush Remembers His Presidency As ‘Awesome’ – He Was ‘Famous And Powerful’

George W. Bush Remembers His Presidency As ‘Awesome’ – He Was ‘Famous And Powerful’

Bush remembers his Presidency as ‘Awesome,’ we remember it as a long nightmare, one we should never forget, even though we’d like to.

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