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US / House Republicans Vote Down on Minimum Wage

House Republicans on Friday unanimously voted down a bill that would have raised the minimum wage. Six Democrats joined them in defeating the effort. The vote came after a surprise move by Democrats, who tacked onto a jobs training program bill an amendment that would have brought the national $7.25 minimum wage to $10.10 by … Continue reading

Manufacturing Jobs Across Presidential Administrations : gains during Democratic terms, significant losses under the Republican

State-level manufacturing job growth has varied across the 16 presidential administrations since 1948, with significant gains in most states across the seven Democratic terms and significant losses under the nine Republican, according to The Manufacturing Jobs Score, 1949-2011, a new analysis of official government data by the Keystone Research Center (KRC) and Iowa Policy Project … Continue reading

Obama vs Romney : Are the unemployed backing GOP ?

One of the most dominant theories of this year’s presidential election is that President Barack Obama’s re-election prospects have been undermined by high unemployment levels. Yet despite a dismal labor market, which saw a net increase of only 103,000 private-sector jobs for August, the president has been widening his lead over Mitt Romney in recent … Continue reading

Politics – Lower Unemployment Where Republican Governor Elected in 2010

While liberals remain aloof to our economic recession in Washington, every Republican governor elected in 2010 has reduced unemployment and spurred an economic recovery at a rate faster than the national average in their respective states.  Tony Lee of stated that “the average drop in the unemployment rate in these states was 1.35%, compared to … Continue reading

Reagan Added Public Sector Jobs During a Recession

This is a huge reason for the stubborn unemployment! President Obama doesn’t have the benefit of adding public workers to the payroll, like Reagan did. Lets start right at the top, the Federal level. Under Reagan, federal government employment increased by 100,000 from the middle of the 1982 recession until the 1984. via GOP Reality … Continue reading

Top Republicans Say America ‘May Never Recover’ from President Obama

America’s top two Republican leaders fired blistering broadsides Tuesday at President Barack Obama, saying that the president had made the economy and the future worse and that the United States “may never recover.” House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) laid down the starkest warning, telling Fox News, “America can’t live for four more years with Barack … Continue reading

76% feel that the US economy is still in recession

Seventy six percent of respondents said that the economy is “still in recession” while just 21 percent said the recession is over, according to the Post-ABC poll. While 85 percent of Republicans feel the economy is still in recession so do 68 percent of Democrats and 77 percent of independents. Do you think the country’s … Continue reading

On Just over 5 M lost during the Great Recession, women accounted for nearly 1.8 M

But more than 2.2 million jobs have been added under Obama, but the gain for women was just 284,000.  “For far too long women have been left behind in Obama’s job market. Of the 740,000 jobs lost since Obama took office, 683,000 of them were held by women. That is truly unsustainable.” — Statement by Sharon … Continue reading

Unemployment Insurrance | At least 12 states will lose eligibility for extension

Until recently, if you lost your job you could claim unemployment insurance for up to 99 weeks according to the state government. Lately, however, unemployment insurance has undergone some drastic changes for the worse as more Americans struggle to find jobs. Many states will lose 20 weeks’ worth of benefits and claimants will be faced … Continue reading

Unemployment Stat | Tea Party | Can we call this the “truth in government statistics” law?

There are lies, damn lies and then there are the unemployment statistics given to us by the Obama Regime.  If you believe the unemployment numbers the Obama Regime is giving us, I have some ocean front property in Nashville I would like to sell you. However, if at least one Republican (Rep. Duncan D. Hunter … Continue reading

Georgia and Florida cut the duration of unemployment benefits

Georgia is vying with Florida for the title of stingiest state, when it comes to jobless residents. The Republican-controlled State Legislature passed a bill last week to cut the duration of unemployment benefits from a current maximum of 26 weeks to a range from 14 weeks to 20 weeks, depending on the state unemployment rate. … Continue reading

Robert Reich (As Santorum and Romney Battle for the Loony Right, the Rest of Us Should Not Gloat)

My father was a Republican for the first 78 years of his life. For the last twenty, he’s been a Democrat (he just celebrated his 98th.) What happened? “They lost me,” he says. They’re losing even more Americans now, as the four remaining GOP candidates seek to out-do one another in their race for the … Continue reading

Hiring for new Target store near Myrtle Beach to start in the coming weeks – Breaking News –

The Target store that will open in July off S.C. 544 will employ about 200 workers, with hiring to start a few months before the opening. Target will have job fairs about two months before the store opens, but job-seekers can start applying for the jobs about three months before the store opens online at … Continue reading

Unemployment Extension – Version 2 – Nicole Kurokawa – Townhall Conservative Columnists – Page 1

Passed last week as part of a comprehensive payroll tax cut/doc fix/general handout bill, Congress also moved to extend unemployment benefits.  That’s hardly a surprise, given the reluctance of fiscal conservatives to take any stand that could be construed as incentives to out-of-work voters. While extending the enhanced federal unemployment program, the bill will scale … Continue reading

100,000 jobless facing unemployment benefit changes 100,000 jobless facing unemployment benefit changes

Thousands of Ohioans could see their extended unemployment benefits cut short as early as this spring as the federal government pares back the duration of benefits from an unprecedented 99 weeks. Congress last week reauthorized extended benefits through the end of the year for millions of unemployed Americans, including about 100,000 in Ohio. The federally … Continue reading

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