Squandering the American Dream with Wasteful Spending

Do we really need 234 military golf courses around the world, an $80 million military ski resort in the Bavarian Alps and a parade of unnecessary weapons, ships, and planes?It is increasingly obvious that our enormous untouchable “military” budget is not always being used for our national defense.Likewise, our massive … 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

Economist: Poor Jobs Report Highlights Need For Extending Unemployment Benefits

The disappointing jobs growth reported Friday by the federal government underscores the need for Washington policymakers to extend unemployment benefits for jobless Americans beyond the end of the year, according to an independent Washington economist. The national unemployment rate ticked back up to 8.2 percent, as the U.S. economy added … Continue reading

Economist: April Jobs Report Broadly Disappointing

Not only is the 115,000 jobs added to the U.S. economy last month disappointing, the the impact of that meager performance is broadly felt, according to an independent Washington economist. The Labor Departmnent released employment data Friday for April, and the national unemployment rate ticked down to 8.1 percent, but … Continue reading

‘The Supercommittee Must Fail,’ Congress Is Told

By focusing on deficit reduction, not job creation, the so-called congressional supercommittee is focused entirely on the wrong problems and therefore, the nation would be better off it were to fail to come up with a deal, progressive members of Congress were told Wednesday. Indeed, the sorts of budget-cutting likely … Continue reading