Archive for July, 2010
Watch Local 6 Orlando’s story on Rep. Alan Grayson’s continued efforts to keep people in their homes and alleviate the foreclosure crisis in Central Florida.
Bill to shield Mass. renters, elders on gov’s desk
A bill designed to boost foreclosure protections for renters and older homeowners is headed to Gov. Deval Patrick’s desk. Foreclosure – Massachusetts – Deval Patrick – Real estate – Business
Florida’s unemployment rate at 11.4 percent – false hope or recovery underway?
Re: Florida’s unemployment rate drops to 11.4 percent Until now, many of the economists I talk to have been rather cautious about declaring a recovery in Florida’s jobs market is underway. To be sure, there are plenty of signs that the rate may spike higher later this year, especially as discouraged workers who’ve left the labor force start looking again. But after back-to-back-to-back drops in …
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Today’s Headlines * Laid Off Workers Occupy Chicago Factory * 533000 Jobs Lost in November; 2 Million in 2008 * Obama Pledges Massive Investment in National Infrastructure * Obama Taps Eric Shinseki to Head VA * Obama Outspent McCain 2:1 in Final Months of Race * Democrats Working on New Plan for Auto Aid * Five Blackwater Guards Indicted for Killing 17 Iraqi Civilians * US Supply Trucks Destroyed in Pakistan * Commander: US Needs to Double Troop Level in Afghanistan * Pakistan Raids Militant Camp * Police Killing Sparks Riots in Greece * Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) Defeated
On Thursday, July 22, 2010 Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz spoke out on the floor of the House of Representatives urging the for the extension of unemployment benefits: Madame Speaker, I am appalled, and my constituents are appalled, at the Republicans’ disrespect and cold-heartedness when it comes to extending unemployment benefits for out of work Americans. Some Republican Members of Congress and candidates in their party have suggested that unemployment insurance makes Americans too lazy to look for work. One Republican Member of the House even asked, ‘Is the government now creating hobos?’ Maybe my Republican colleagues don’t understand how unemployment compensation works. You only qualify for unemployment if you WERE employed. Far from being a handout to someone who doesn’t want to work, unemployment benefits are specifically designed for people who want to work, but who can’t currently find work. The Bush recession drove our economy off a cliff, creating the worst economic conditions since the Great Depression. As a result, millions of Americans lost their jobs—nearly 800000 Americans lost their jobs in the last month of the Bush Administration alone. Now, we are beginning to recover from this near economic collapse. We’ve seen steady economic growth including six straight months of private sector job growth. But, there are still five unemployed Americans are looking for work, for every one job opening available. The continued Republican opposition to helping …
An economic crisis brings unemployed Nada (Roddy Piper) to LA in search of work. What he finds instead is that the ruling elite of the world are aliens in disguise, their aim being to keep humans in a state of mindless consumerism. His discovery comes when he dons a pair of special sunglasses made by a resistance group and sees for the first time reality unadorned. Billboards, store signs, magazine covers–all bear subliminal messages to OBEY, to CONSUME, to have NO INDEPENDENT THOUGHT. Money itself says THIS IS YOUR GOD. But worst of all, with these glasses you see which of us are really hideous, bug-eyed aliens. The conceptual breakthrough is hilarious while keeping its roots in darker matters. Although some fault the film for settling into its action plot, the ending has a great payoff. And the direction by John Carpenter is handled with superb workmanlike aplomb.
After a hard-fought political battle, President Obama signed legislation restoring benefits to the long-term unemployed, aid that had expired more than seven weeks before. Under the extension, unemployed workers can receive up to 99 …
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Five myths about unemployment | Opinion Columns | Wichita Eagle
After a hard-fought political battle, President Obama signedlegislation Thursday restoring benefits to the long-termunemployed, aid that had expired more than.
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Heidi Shierholz: Five myths about unemployment | Health News
US unemployment claims fall
New claims for unemployment benefits slipped in the US last week, but stayed at a stubbornly high level that underscored the labor market recovery was having trouble gaining traction.