No Satisfaction

The Conference Board Research Group has released the results of their survey regarding job satisfaction and the results show that 45% of Americans are content with their jobs. The lowest rate of job satisfaction since the study began over...
The next big issue Congress is addressing is regulation reform.  It is bad enough that there are corporate Democrats that are going to water down most financial regulations.  But the one truly inspired idea is the creation of a...
Thanks to a discussion on NPR yesterday, I became aware of a little provision in tax law that in the age of the wealthy consolidating greater wealth, is an abomination. Due to the Bush changes to the Estate Tax(or as...
From Talking Points Memo: Tea Partiers' Next Target: American Business? The end-all-regulation, my-health-insurance-company-is-just-fine-thanks crowd in the Tea Party movement have found an unlikely target for their next national effort: Corporate America. The Tea Party Patriots group is planning a "National Day of...
RADICAL RIGHT The Billionaires Behind The Hate December 8, 2009 by Faiz Shakir, Amanda Terkel, Matt Corley, Benjamin Armbruster, Zaid Jilani, Lee Fang, and Alex Seitz-Wald Billionaire brothers David and Charles Koch are the wealthiest, and perhaps most effective, opponents of President Obama's...
Today the Dow hit a post-crash high, 10510.65. THE RECESSION IS OVER! So get up out of that tent, out from under that overpass and toss that "Will Work For Food" cardboard sign down and howl up at the sky, "I'm...

Jobs are Job #1

The stock market is over 10,000. Banks are declaring billions in profits. Just one problem. There ain't no jobs! It is not unusual for jobs to be the last thing that comes back from a recovery...but this is not your...
I think the Fed is being scapegoated to some extent, but like the CIA failures, the financial system collapse did happen on their watch and I support Congress in creating new financial oversight agencies to prevent future financial collapses...
Of course you will not see these headlines on most progressive blogs because it does not fit into the outrage, no change and doom and gloom memes but the House Financial Services Committee voted today to start regulating the...
As Michael Moore's new film, "Capitalism, A Love Story" is coming out its seems an appropriate time to reflect on the character of American capitalism and how it has usurped social responsibility and democracy in this country. In the remarkable...

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