Posts tagged "Unemployment"

Roskam Statement on February Jobs Report

From the office of Republican Congressman Peter Roskam (IL, 6th District)… WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Peter Roskam (R-IL), Chief Deputy Whip, issued the following statement after the Department of Labor released their February jobs report: “Today’s jobs numbers indicate that our economy is showing slight signs of recovery from the failed policies of the last... Read more »

A Video Critique of the Claim That Fox News Viewers Are Misinformed

Lee Doren does a great job tearing down another left-wing shibboleth. Supposedly, Fox News viewers are more misinformed than the general public because: They think most economists believe the stimulus caused job losses; They think most economists believe Obamacare will increase the deficit; and They think the economy is getting worse; etc. As a result,... Read more »

Unemployment Worsens: What Happened to 3.5 Million Workers, Mr. President?

-By Warner Todd Huston Tyler Durden of Zero Hedge asks an interesting question about the latest jobs data that the Obama administration has released to the public — and to a mostly unquestioning Old Media. As Durden calculates it, 3.5 million workers have mysteriously disappeared from the work force. If this is true then the... Read more »

Union Worries that Failure to Pass Unemployment Extension Means Lost 'Stimulus' $

-By Warner Todd Huston If this isn’t the most perverse example of “reasoning” you’ve ever seen, then you haven’t seen any, yet. It seems the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is worried that the failure to pass an extension for unemployment insurance will deprive Illinois of “stimulus” money. So, here is the perverse part… unemployment... Read more »

Is The U.S. Too Big to Fail? Greece Wasn't...

SIGN THE PETITION NOW!!! The College Republican National Committee is thrilled to announce the “Don’t Put It On Our Tab” debt-awareness initiative! The national debt poses a lethal threat to our economic future, and we’re not about to let the Democrats think we are ignorant to that fact. Help the CRNC stand up and... Read more »

Perhaps You Too Can Order U.S. Census Gear From China

-By Warner Todd Huston Barack Obama is all about saving money, ya know? Why he’s so serious about cutting costs that he’s outsourced to China, Haiti and Bangladesh the manufacture of t-shirts, caps, pens, and other bric-a-brac for the U.S. Census. Yes, in this day where America is losing thousands of jobs on almost a... Read more »

Hayes on the Unemployment Report

From the Hayes for Congress campaign (2nd District)… CHICAGO – The Republican Nominee for Illinois 2nd Congressional District Isaac Hayes released the following statement today: “For the past year, Americans have suffered the collateral damage of unemployment due to a deaf ear from partisan ideologues who were more concerned with taking over the health care... Read more »

Illinois Hits Highest Unemployment Rate in 27 Years

-By Warner Todd Huston Illinois has reached an unemployment rate of 12.2 percent. ChicagoBreakingNews says that this is the highest rate in 27 years. The state’s monthly jobless rate, which soared from last years up from 8.7 percent, outpaced the national rate of 10.6 percent. The U.S. unemployment rate in January 2009 was 8.5 percent.... Read more »