As Unemployment Falls, ‘Biggest Risk’ To Job Growth Is ‘Self-Inflicted Damage From Bad Policy Decisions’

Despite steady job growth in November, policies like those being debated as part of the so-called “fiscal cliff” negotiations in Washington could damage further employment gains, progressive economists and analysts say. The U.S. economy added 146,000 jobs last month, and the national unemployment rate fell to 7.7 percent, its lowest … Continue reading

Labor Chief Blames GOP For Poor Jobs Growth

One of the nation’s most prominent labor leaders is blaming Republicans for poor jobs growth, saying that “the economy is simply not delivering right now.” The nation added just 80,000 jobs in the month of June, while the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 8.2 percent, according to new data from … Continue reading

Progressive Leader: Trustees Report Points To More, Not Less, Health Reform

Prominent conservatives are wrong when they blame healthcare reform for Medicare’s budget woes, according to the head of a progressive Washington policy shop. Rather, Medicare would be better off with more government financing — not less, he adds. The trustees of Social Security and Medicare on Monday released their latest … Continue reading