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November Jobs Report: U.S. Creates 203,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Down To 7%

November Jobs Report: U.S. Creates 203,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Down To 7%

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 12:55:50 in Business

“Though I do not see this happening anytime soon, we need to restrict a corporation's ability to layoff people. If the company in question is claiming financial distress, fine go to a Court and get a Judge's approval. This constant throwing people out in the streets (then replacing them at some near point with lower paid employees) ruins individuals, tears apart families and destroys communities. It is killing our country. And as you point out profits have never been better so it won't kill business.

At some point we need to finally realize that people do matter more than profits. The question is how long will it take this country to get there and when will be people finally realize that "unchaining" business will not improve the employment situation; only allow corporations even more ways of abusing workers and pumping up profits.”

walkonby on Dec 6, 2013 at 13:07:09

“i'm not a fan of big corporations - although i don't necessarily hate them either. they serve a purpose in the overall economy.

i do believe that they've been allowed too much of a free pass: in outsourcing american jobs, in tax evasion, in too much influence over national policies. that's the place to start.

it is time for them to be held accountable for all the breaks they've been handed over the past few decades.”
Rick Santorum: Nelson Mandela Fought 'Great Injustice,' Just Like Republicans Are Battling Obamacare

Rick Santorum: Nelson Mandela Fought 'Great Injustice,' Just Like Republicans Are Battling Obamacare

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 11:59:23 in Politics

“Somehow I doubt that Mandela would have any in common with this joker.”
November Jobs Report: U.S. Creates 203,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Down To 7%

November Jobs Report: U.S. Creates 203,000 Jobs, Unemployment Rate Down To 7%

Commented Dec 6, 2013 at 11:55:49 in Business

“Take it from someone out there its still a bad world. New jobs created are often under $35K a year. The entire process of finding work is still chaotic, illogical, disorganized and lacks any sense of professionalism. You spend your time talking to outsourced workers in an outsourced firm that know next to nothing about the company or the job and do not have the time, desire or ability to understand what you can bring to the position.

If you are a professional that was in the $75K to $150K range and you have been laid off you understand what this nonsensical experience is about. If you are about to be laid off, you will. Luckily, the pass of layoffs has tampered off.... for now. Nothing gets the Wall Streeters barking like seals at Sea World being feed fish than for a CEO to announce mass firings.”

walkonby on Dec 6, 2013 at 12:09:54

“at some point you have to start putting some of the responsibility on private enterprise.

in spite of all the whining, corporate profits have increased exponentially since the recession (and the taxpayer-carried bailouts). the stock markets are looking pretty healthy too.

so, how about putting up or shutting up corporate america? unless you want your execs to start flipping burgers themselves. gotta earn those millions.”
GOP Rep. Joe Barton Calls For Minimum Wage Repeal

GOP Rep. Joe Barton Calls For Minimum Wage Repeal

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 20:02:26 in Politics

“He is one of many politicians aligned with greedy plutocrats, large corporations and Wall Street that wants a two class society with most of us at the bottom. Cheap and high profits although who are they going to sell products and services to at that point. Guess they have thought about that point.”

HicRhodusHicSalta on Dec 5, 2013 at 21:27:41

“Sadly, sometimes, it takes a guillotine to make your point.”

Huffaboutthis on Dec 5, 2013 at 21:04:11

“guess that globalization income cornered for the few will make their pay day
besides sucking the resources and wealth out of this Country from its People.”

radiojunkie on Dec 5, 2013 at 20:43:55

“They don't care as much whether we buy more. What they want is to sap our wealth so we're no longer a political force. Public opinion still drives policy and Joe's looking for ways to stop it.”
Big Banks Don't Pay A Third Of Tellers Enough To Live On: Study

Big Banks Don't Pay A Third Of Tellers Enough To Live On: Study

Commented Dec 5, 2013 at 10:38:19 in Business

“Most of the large banks have little interest in their banking branches, what the majority of banking used to be about. Now the bucks are paid to those engaged in risky Wall Street type activities.”
Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Obama: Income Inequality Is 'Defining Challenge Of Our Time'

Commented Dec 4, 2013 at 19:59:43 in Politics

“He is right but his party does very little more than give lip service. This all goes one way or another to the rise of Wall Street. Cut off the head of Wall Street along with common sense regulation and corporate leaders might begin to run a system that benefits us all. Until then, its multi million dollar bonuses to the executives, supported by Wall Street, and a lay off notice eventually followed by a lower paying job (after we have exhausted our savings) for the rest of us.”

szab0413 on Dec 4, 2013 at 20:06:27

“No, he is not right. Obama's policies are good for the rich. Not the poor. He should know that by now. A non-existent jobs policy, a non-existent economy and Obamacare are putting middle class Americans out of work.”
Tom Daley Comes Out: British Olympic Diver Reveals Relationship With Another Man On YouTube

Tom Daley Comes Out: British Olympic Diver Reveals Relationship With Another Man On YouTube

Commented Dec 2, 2013 at 13:51:37 in Gay Voices

“A beautiful man in so many ways.”
September Jobs Report: U.S. Creates 148,000 Jobs As Unemployment Rate Ticks Down To 7.2 Pecent

September Jobs Report: U.S. Creates 148,000 Jobs As Unemployment Rate Ticks Down To 7.2 Pecent

Commented Oct 22, 2013 at 16:06:40 in Business

“I am one of the many job seekers. 20 years plus great experience, well educated(MBA) and extremely motivated. Every recruiter says to me "what a great resume and experience." And what do I have to show after eight months of relentless searching, not much. A low paying temp job. Today I interviewed for another low level job with a kid that looked no more than 25. He just screamed working 70 hours a week (a non exempt job of course so no OT) for $30K a year. And by no means am I alone in this type of situation. Its just sad, illogical and nonsensical.”

saintaug52 on Oct 22, 2013 at 16:42:23

“The unfortunate thing is that so much talent will wither and fade away, making the US even less competitive in the global market. Hard to find educated, skill talent, but to let that resource sit on the sidelines while this adminstration continues to fumble at the wheel is an abomination.”

gulamon on Oct 22, 2013 at 16:37:41

“Try it when you're over 50...”
Support For Legalizing Marijuana Grows To Highest Point Ever In Gallup Poll

Support For Legalizing Marijuana Grows To Highest Point Ever In Gallup Poll

Commented Oct 22, 2013 at 16:01:49 in Politics

“Well supposedly we as a country need revenue, there you go. Make it legal and tax it.”
JPMorgan Reaches Tentative $13 Billion Settlement With Justice Department: WSJ

JPMorgan Reaches Tentative $13 Billion Settlement With Justice Department: WSJ

Commented Oct 20, 2013 at 12:24:15 in Business

“Who will pay up? It will be all of the lower level employees of JP Morgan let go along with checking account and credit card holders in the form of fees and higher interest rates. Jamie Dimon will still get his multi million dollar salary and bonus just fine.”

RayGunsMess on Oct 20, 2013 at 12:59:03

“Your probably spot on”
Obama: 'There Were No Winners In This' Government Shutdown (VIDEO)

Obama: 'There Were No Winners In This' Government Shutdown (VIDEO)

Commented Oct 19, 2013 at 11:57:58 in Politics

“There are no winners, only the American people as losers. Our middle class is disappearing, we continue to move towards financial disaster, corporate welfare and the military industrial complex continue to zap our limited financial resources awhile Wall Street is back into casino banking fully backed up the government (or more correctly taxpayers) like never before.

Its sad. Our country is falling apart before our own eyes.”
JPMorgan Reaches Tentative $4 Billion Housing Settlement: WSJ

JPMorgan Reaches Tentative $4 Billion Housing Settlement: WSJ

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 16:35:16 in Business

“Chump change. And it will be paid for by firing lower level employees and jacked up checking account fees and credit card interest rates.”
Mitch McConnell's Tea Party Opponent Endorsed By Senate Conservatives Fund

Mitch McConnell's Tea Party Opponent Endorsed By Senate Conservatives Fund

Commented Oct 18, 2013 at 16:30:49 in Politics

“The Tea Partiers and Deficit Hawks like the religious right are used by the GOP for votes. The difference between the two parties is that the GOP wants big government for military (and the contractors) and corporate welfare, including no strings attached bailouts for the Wall Street crowd.”
Congressmen Still Boozing As Government Shuts Down

Congressmen Still Boozing As Government Shuts Down

Commented Oct 1, 2013 at 17:13:04 in Politics

“If I was getting paid big bucks to do nothing I'd be having a few drinks too.”
7 Charts That Show Just How Bad Things Are For Young People

7 Charts That Show Just How Bad Things Are For Young People

Commented Oct 1, 2013 at 12:34:30 in Business

“Very nicely said. The few prosper while the many can never achieve their potential.”
Government Shutdown Begins As Congress Fails To Pass Continuing Resolution

Government Shutdown Begins As Congress Fails To Pass Continuing Resolution

Commented Oct 1, 2013 at 10:27:13 in Politics

“Most Americans seem to be giving up on the buffoonery that has encased DC.”
A Government Shutdown Will Only Make The Budget Deficit Worse

A Government Shutdown Will Only Make The Budget Deficit Worse

Commented Sep 30, 2013 at 18:28:01 in Business

“I agree, they will wreck this country to disgrace Obama even if it harms their own party in the long run.”
Bill Clinton: GOP 'Begging For America To Fail'

Bill Clinton: GOP 'Begging For America To Fail'

Commented Sep 29, 2013 at 17:38:06 in Politics

“You think Obama is a friend to us Progressives. Read Ron Suskind's book Confidence Man about Obama, Wall Street and big Pharma. Obama is much closer to Ron Reagan and both GBs then we want to admit. He put the same people that allow for deregulation in charge of economic posts and then let Wall Street off the hook. He threw Elizabeth Warren under the bus. He refused to meet personally with people like Bernie Sanders when it came to re regulating Wall Street. He gave in to demands from big Pharma when it came to healthcare.

Granted, he is a far cry from someone like Mitt Romney. But anyone seeing Obama as a Progressive is very sadly mistaken.”
Bill Clinton: GOP 'Begging For America To Fail'

Bill Clinton: GOP 'Begging For America To Fail'

Commented Sep 29, 2013 at 17:15:09 in Politics

“Both parties have failed the American people. But the GOP seems proud of that fact and is unapologetic about serving the needs of the rich.”

motox556tuner on Sep 29, 2013 at 17:42:36

“Democrats are for the deadbeats, republicans are for the working people. America used to be about setting your own life limits, not about crying because your neighbor makes more than you! I like the phrase hard work will get you everywhere, not he who dies with the most entitlements wins. 40,000 dollar a year republican here and proud of it!”

ybancons on Sep 29, 2013 at 17:25:17

“anyone that believes the dems don't serve the needs of the rich is 100% clueless”

luvsox on Sep 29, 2013 at 17:19:49

“How have the Democrats failed?”

lizmckenzie55 on Sep 29, 2013 at 17:18:47

“I wouldn't call providing the ACA, the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Dodd-Frank, the Consumer Protection Bureau, etc., etc., etc., failing the American people.

You really need to pay attention to what is actually happening. Try tuning into c-span instead of Fox "News" if you are really interested in what the truth is.”
Ted Cruz Poll Finds Mixed Reviews For 21-Hour Speech, Big Support Among Republicans

Ted Cruz Poll Finds Mixed Reviews For 21-Hour Speech, Big Support Among Republicans

Commented Sep 28, 2013 at 18:10:05 in Politics

“Imagine what could get done for this country in 21 hours if politicians actually worked for the American people.”

LeftRightSame on Sep 28, 2013 at 18:12:04

“Especially Obama who never stops talking long enough to actually work.”
New Jersey Gay Marriage: Judge Says Same-Sex Marriages Can Start October 21

New Jersey Gay Marriage: Judge Says Same-Sex Marriages Can Start October 21

Commented Sep 27, 2013 at 16:57:48 in Politics

“Oh my, how will Christie deal with this one.”

SFTTGUY on Sep 27, 2013 at 17:06:39

“He'll down about five gallons of ice cream, go on a mad hunt for new packages of twinkies and then top it off with six pizzas.”

Rock Biologist on Sep 27, 2013 at 17:01:07

“He should be happy - it's a way out of a potential veto override.”

Neut on Sep 27, 2013 at 17:00:25

“Well, if the higher judges say that it has to be recognized (or doesn't accept the case and the ruling holds), there is not much he can do about it.”

jim2330 on Sep 27, 2013 at 16:59:35

“He'll eat a whole box of Little Debbie snackcakes....”

ericw1004 on Sep 27, 2013 at 16:59:23

“I think he'll eat a giant cheesesteak with a extra large side of cheese fries...”

umish on Sep 27, 2013 at 16:59:18

“have a tizzie fit.... but relieved he wont have to make the decision.”
How Conservatives Cooked A Blue Meth GOP

How Conservatives Cooked A Blue Meth GOP

Commented Sep 26, 2013 at 18:39:54 in Politics

“The GOP plan is to abolish government and let Wall Street, big corporations and big pharma rule the country instead.”
Ted Cruz Gives Long Speech Against Obamacare

Ted Cruz Gives Long Speech Against Obamacare

Commented Sep 24, 2013 at 18:16:38 in Politics

“At least a government shut down might shut him up.”

Bobcaaat on Sep 24, 2013 at 18:23:26

“NO ... He would complain about it the minute it happened. He's blame Obama for not giving in to Cruz's blackmail causing the shut down.”
Obama Slams Republicans For Risking Government Shutdown Over Defunding Obamacare

Obama Slams Republicans For Risking Government Shutdown Over Defunding Obamacare

Commented Sep 20, 2013 at 16:12:53 in Politics

“The GOP has no alternative other than the status quo, which means health care will eventually be a right of only the rich.”

scorpian777 on Sep 20, 2013 at 16:51:22

“Don't wan t to burst your damn bubble fool that you are That is what Obamacare is for the RICH is that you??????”

OzzieVoodoo on Sep 20, 2013 at 16:14:19

“Sounds right to me.”
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