Posts Tagged ‘ Greed ’

Is the GOP Trying to Destroy America?

July 7, 2011

I know the title of the post seems rather far fetched. But when you consider the behavior of the modern Republican party, this may not be as crazy as it sounds. From threatening to default on our loans by not raising the debt ceiling, to insisting on policies such as trickle down theory, and...

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Employment is Up, But Jobs Don’t Meet Basic Needs

April 1, 2011
Employment is Up, But Jobs Don’t Meet Basic Needs

Today in the Economy section of the New York Times were two articles that highlight the paradox the U.S. economy continues to face. The first is titled, Job Growth Suggests Resilience of U.S. Recovery. The Department of Labor reported that in March the work force gained 190,000 jobs. Many economists, while still wary that...

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  • Texas Rep. Ron Paul retires from Congress
    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Rep. Ron Paul said Tuesday he will retire from Congress when his term runs out in 2012 and will focus on his campaign for president. […]
  • Spanish doctor says leg transplant patient elated
    MADRID (AP) — A young man who underwent the world's first double leg transplant might be able to walk with the aid of crutches in six or seven months if his rehabilitation goes well, the surgeon who oversaw the operation said Tuesday. […]
  • Meet America's king of airline fees
    NEW YORK (AP) — Spirit Airlines is the frat boy of the airline industry, known for provocative ads and a no-apologies attitude. But its CEO is more like the captain of a marching band. […]
  • Debt crisis spreads to shake Europe's core
    BRUSSELS (AP) — The debt crisis shook Europe's core on Tuesday as market fears grew over the stability of Spain and Italy, forcing a rethink of the currency union's strategy to restore trust in its future. […]
  • Envoys say Gadhafi ready to go, says French FM
    PARIS (AP) — France's foreign minister said Tuesday Paris has had contact with emissaries from Moammar Gadhafi who say the embattled Libyan strongman is "prepared to leave." […]
  • Astronauts make last spacewalk of NASA shuttle era
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — A pair of astronauts ventured out on the last spacewalk of NASA's space shuttle era Tuesday to retrieve a broken pump from the International Space Station and install a fill-er-up experiment for a robot. […]
  • Afghan president's half brother killed in south
    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AP) — President Hamid Karzai's half brother, the most powerful man in southern Afghanistan and a lightning rod for criticism of corruption in the government, was assassinated Tuesday by a close associate. His death leaves a dangerous power vacuum in the south just as the government has begun peace talks with insurgents ahead of a […]
  • McConnell, Boehner increase criticism of Obama
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The top two Republicans in Congress sought Tuesday to put the onus on President Barack Obama for failure to resolve a fight over how to increase the government's borrowing authority. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said a deal with Obama is "probably unattainable" and House Speaker John Boehner said the specter of defa […]
  • UK government turns against Murdoch BSkyB bid
    LONDON (AP) — The British government on Tuesday joined in calls for Rupert Murdoch to shelve his ambition of taking full control of British Sky Broadcasting as his newspapers are embroiled in a spreading investigation of alleged phone hacking and bribery. […]
  • Hitting, scoring drop to lowest in 2 decades
    PHOENIX (AP) — Scoring in the first half of the season dropped to its lowest level in 19 years and the major league batting average shrunk to its smallest midseason figure since 1985, confirmation that the Steroids Era has ended and that a new Age of the Pitcher is taking hold. […]