Posts Tagged ‘unemployment’

Job Failure

02Jul10

Stunning jobs numbers were released this morning, just as Democrats arrive home for the holiday recess having refused to come up with funding for the extension of unemployment insurance. Employment fell for the first this year in June as thousands of temporary census jobs ended and private hiring grew less than expected, dealing a blow […]


The dispute is over whether to continue unemployment benefits with borrowed money, or whether the money should be grabbed from already budgeted accounts. Why can’t liberals be honest.


Maybe the president is trying out themes for his reelection bid. How about this – “Hey, it coulda been worse!” That was President Obama’s pitch to Wisconsin citizens yesterday who might think the jobs situation isn’t anything for the Democrats to be bragging about. While the prez was campaigning in Wisconsin, Leftist Senator Russ Feingold […]


Is Harry Reid trying to lose? He couldn’t have created a better ad for his opponent than this! “Today is a big day in America. Only 36,000 people lost their jobs today, which is really good,” Reid said on the Senate floor Friday morning. Reid’s comments were in reference to Friday’s jobs report that the […]


The Un-Stimulus

06Jul09

The Obama administration predicted in January that without the stimulus plan, unemployment would be at about 9% right now. With the stimulus, it’s running at 9.5%, a point and a half higher than their projections. Here’s analysis from liberal economist Robert Kuttner: We now have fewer jobs than in May 2000 when the recovery began, […]