Senator: Boehner Plan Would Cut Benefits For Disabled Vets

GOP House Speaker John Boehner’s plan to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff would slash benefits for disabled veterans, according to Sen. Bernie Sanders, the left-leaning Vermont independent. A member of the Senate Budget and the Veterans’ Affairs committees, Sanders says deficits must be reined in, but not by taking benefits … Continue reading

Employment Grows, But ‘Jobs Remain Very Difficult To Find’

The U.S. economy added 163,000 new positions to the workforce in July, but that situation likely won’t help many of the nation’s jobless, according to a Washington economist. Despite the robust job growth reported Friday by the federal government, the unemployment rate ticked up to 8.3 percent. Economists reportedly were … Continue reading