GOP, Santorum’s Skewed Notion of Freedom Leaves 20 Million Unemployed

By: Tuesday March 20, 2012 7:30 am

The Republican Presidential primary has unmasked one astonishingly ugly facet after another in the GOP’s character, leaving the party’s soul stripped bare of any moral pretense and revealing, at its core, an appalling indifference to — even a smug pleasure in — human suffering. Now it’s Santorum’s turn to tell us the unemployed don’t matter much.

 

Danger: Falling Middle Class

By: Thursday February 4, 2010 1:45 pm

The American public knows what most lawmakers in Washington and policymakers around the country have yet to figure out: The nation is losing its middle-class backbone and bifurcating into a have/have not country.

Unemployed In America

By: Thursday December 11, 2008 1:30 pm

The unemployment figures were so bad Friday—half a million U.S. jobs lost in one month—some in the corporate media actually sounded a bit alarmed. Still, the overriding impulse of mainstream journalists is to look on the bright side.

Like NPR for instance, which offers a handy chart showing how unemployment was worse in the early 1980s than it is now.

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