Tag Archives: Recession

Unemployed Group Blasts Geithner’s Handling of Economy

Wednesday, August 25, 2010 With reports of new jobless claims unexpectedly soaring to 500,000, UCubed, a group representing unemployed and underemployed American workers, criticized Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner for his lackluster handling of the economy. Rick Sloan, the group’s acting … Continue reading

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From the Left New Year Edition

Friday, January 1, 2010 Happy New Year to everyone! 2009 was a year marked by renewed idealism with the election of President Obama, tempered by the realities a stubborn recession, record unemployment, and a huge setback on gay marriage in … Continue reading

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40 State Unemployment Funds Going ‘absolutely broke’ in Two Years

Tuesday, December 22, 2009 The recession and the jobless recovery is taking its toll on unemployment fund faster than Federal projections. 40 state programs will go broke within two years and need $90 billion in loans from Washington to keep issuing … Continue reading

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Obama’s Approval Takes a Nose Dive

Saturday, December 5, 2009 For the first time, more Americans now disapprove of the job President Obama is doing than approve. According to a new CNN/Opinion Research survey, 48% of Americans approve of the job President Obama is doing and … Continue reading

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White House to California: Drop Dead

Monday, June 29, 2009 With California’s state government deadlocked over a $24 billion hole in its budget, the Golden State is hurtling toward financial apocalypse. And the response from the Obama White House? Deal with it yourselves. What caused California’s … Continue reading

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Senate Prepares to Loan FDIC $500 billion

Friday, March 6, 2009 Senate Banking Committee is moving to allow the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. to temporarily borrow as much as $500 billion from the Treasury Department. The move comes in response to urging from FDIC Chairman Sheila Bair, … Continue reading

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Obama Projects $1.75 Trillion Budget Deficit

Thursday, February 26, 2009 President Barack Obama is sending Congress a budget Thursday that projects the government’s deficit for this year will soar to $1.75 trillion, reflecting efforts to pull the nation out of a deep recession and a severe … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Remove Gov. Schwarzenegger

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 California is broke. Not just broke in the usual sense but teetering on the precipice of bankruptcy. California is facing a $41 billion deficit. The cause of California’s failure to address its budget woes are statutory … Continue reading

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GM to Shed 47,000 Jobs

Wednesday, February 18, 2009 The horrific job news just keeps coming. General Motors announced Tuesday it may need $30 billion in total government financing to weather the economic downturn and would cut 47,000 jobs worldwide and shutter five more U.S. … Continue reading

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Bush’s Damage to the U.S. Economy Continues

Friday, February 6, 2009 The nation’s unemployment rate is 7.6 percent and the U.S. economy lost another 598,000 jobs in January — a larger-than-expected number, as companies continue to cut costs and reduce payrolls. The damage from eight years of … Continue reading

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Budget Crisis: Scores of California State Offices Closed Today

Friday, February 6, 2009 Scores of state offices will be closed today as more than 200,000 workers take their first unpaid day off in response to California’s deepening fiscal crisis. That means Californians won’t be able to take a driver’s … Continue reading

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Postmaster Proposes a Cutback in Mail Delivery

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 What’s next? No electricity between 12 noon and 4 p.m.? Postmaster General John E. Potter asked Congress to allow him to cut mail delivery from six days to five days a week. In testimony prepared for … Continue reading

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Food Stamp Nation

Thursday, December 4, 2008 While the Congress and Wall Street wrestles with how to spend $700 billion dollars of taxpayer bailout money, a record in 31.5 million Americans were forced to use food stamps — up 17 percent from a … Continue reading

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America’s Mayors Beg Obama for a WPA-Style Program

Thursday, November 13, 2008 America is hurting. Eight years of failed economic policy from the Bush administration, a protracted recession, tanking house prices, a dwindling tax base and a staggering national debt, have slammed the budgets of big cities, suburbs … Continue reading

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Starbucks to Close 600 stores, Cut 12,000 Jobs

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 Phew! I’m sure glad we’re not in a recession. Amid sagging sales, coffee chain Starbucks Corp said Tuesday that it now planned to shut 600 underperforming U.S. stores, with the loss of about 12,000 jobs. The … Continue reading

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