While Democrats have sound reasons to be glad they broke a six-week delay by the GOP to vote for an extension of unemployment benefits, 2.5 million of the long-term unemployed will get their benefits restored -- just not right away.
An extended period of high unemployment represents a massive waste of productive labor and untold personal suffering of unemployed workers. The Fed should be aiming to get us back on track within two years, not four.
.before you decide to convert all of your employees to independent contractors, you need to know the difference as defined by federal and state law. The IRS is gunning for businesses that mischaracterize employee.
Today we will hear from many Monday morning quarterbacks over what should have happened and what we should do for Haiti. In fact, expect a whole stadium full of them -- none of whom have spent a night there this year.
Electronics firm SBE, Inc. is a great example of the Recovery Act making the right investment at the right time. The result is an American company keeping good jobs here while building the clean energy infrastructure.
Obama's stimulus plan has only exaggerated the fake recovery by funneling money into tax breaks and the short-term alleviation of state deficits. Massive State layoffs have only been delayed, not prevented.
I prefer to use the term "set back" when I get sucked back into the Black Hole. Because it's certainly not the end of recovery. From depression or any addiction. A relapse merely gives you a new starting place.
My mother wrote me after watching a piece on the News Hour. "This report makes Port au Prince looks as if it's actually a functioning city -- do you get that impression?" Functional, perhaps not. Functioning, without a doubt.