Friday’s jobs report for April was even more disappointing than March. Employers added only 115,000 new jobs, down from March’s number (the Bureau of Labor Statistics revised the March number upward to 154,000, but that’s still abysmal relative to what’s needed). We need well over 250,000 new jobs per month in order to begin to whittle down the vast number of jobs lost in the Great Recession.
Though some may find the forecast far-fetched, global warming could prove fatal to the GOP this November – or in the near future. Why? A large majority of Americans now say unequivocally that the whiplash weather bringing drought, deluge and scorching heat mostly to Red States over the past two years, was intensified by global warming, according to a new study.
The U.S. is destroying itself to feed foreign energy markets. Anyone who has witnessed the coal extraction process known as mountaintop removal (MTR) has been shocked. The name is perfectly descriptive—tops of mountains are blasted away and bulldozed into valleys to expose underlying coal seams that can be cheaply and efficiently extracted.
Who’s an economy for? Voters in France and Greece have made it clear it’s not for the bond traders.
We agree with you, Governor Christie. Specifically, we agree with the statement the Governor made back in 2010, when he said, at the AARP Day at the Capitol, “I want everybody to have health insurance. I want everybody to be able to be provided with health care.”
We’ll know more tomorrow when the jobs report is announced, but today’s report on America’s massive service sector – which make up about 90 percent of the economy – is sobering to say the least.
It’s that wonderful time of the year in academia when the school term is winding down and the noble refrain to ‘Pomp and Circumstance’ is within earshot of every parent of a graduating high school senior. It is also the week when that hefty tuition deposit should be in the mail to the college that the student has decided to attend in September.
Recently, in an interview with the Star Ledger’s Tom Maron, Governor Christie said, “New Jersey has one of the most progressive income taxes in the country. Forty-one percent is paid by one percent of the people.”