Being thankful is wearing thin. So is being reminded of how thankful we should be, a hard thing to avoid this time of year. Our tradition is to be grateful for what we have, no matter what. Is that why so many Americans still support the policies of a president who keeps telling us how […]
Debt, deficit, fiscal policy, spending cuts, federal budget, jobs, unemployment.
With federal debt and spending relegated to congressional backwaters until our fiscal crisis returns next year, needy special interests are back in the spotlight. By now you would think that even liberals would be tired of hearing Democrats ramble on about the needy. With spending back on the table almost everyone who isn’t wealthy qualifies […]
Don’t expect much change in the number of terminally unemployed when the September jobs report comes out on Tuesday (Update: 4.1 million, “little changed” says the Bureau of Labor Statistics). Month after month over four million people have reached the 27 week benchmark, jobless long enough to end their prospects for finding work. The only […]