Catch Up with Fatster’s News Roundup from July 10, 2012

By: Wednesday July 11, 2012 6:13 am

Catch up on the stories you missed with Fatster’s news roundup, including links to the war on women, state abortion laws, freeloader Bobby Jindal, House investigations, Mayor Bloomberg’s police, voter suppression, Maryland v. Kansas, Affordable Care Act, Chicago schools, Egypt President v. the Court, New Zealand, Russian Wikipedia, Iraq, UK banks, Chinese trade, Nouriel Roubini, Obama v GOP, ALEC defections, and much more.

 

Wait! I Thought the South Was Where All the Jobs Are!

By: Tuesday September 27, 2011 4:40 pm

Jobs.

Although the official time frame for “The Great Recession” was December 2007 through June 2009, for the millions of long term un and underemployed, the daily reality is that not only has the recession never ended, it is more applicable to The Great Depression than it is to any of the various acknowledged recessions since the end of WWII. One of the articles of faith from the always surprised Economists is that job creation lags other indicators, yet here we are, over two years since the “end” of the last recession and the official unemployment rate is still at 9.1% with the underemployed figure at 16.2% for August 2011.

Officially, It Will Be a Double-Dip

By: Sunday June 12, 2011 1:00 pm

When I was a kid, I used to love double-dips. I’d go to the doctor and afterwards, we’d stop by the drug store soda fountain for my free ice cream. Summers, there would be all the ice cream suppers at the churches with fresh home made ice cream and cake. Double-dips of chocolate ice cream and cake!

Unfortunately however, today’s double-dip will be a recession.

If Tax Cuts for Millionaires Could Be “Better Spent,” Then Spend It

By: Friday September 17, 2010 12:34 pm

What if we plowed that money from the tax cuts for the rich into a payroll tax cut for everyone, a “people’s tax cut,” if you will?

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