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  • Peter Schiff says the US government could be forced to cut Social Security and Medicare

    05/10/2022 9:57:12 PM PDT · by RandFan · 104 replies
    YouTube ^ | May 10 | Peter Schiff
    Partial transcript: “So this time we have a worse financial crisis than last time and nobody gets a bailout, nobody gets a government check there is no TARP there is nothing and what does that mean that means the US government instead of sending stimulus checks to Americans who were struggling, who are unemployed the US government is actually going to send Americans a bill because the government is going to be forced to raise taxes on the people who still have jobs because that's the only way it can pay its bills but you know what else they're going...
  • U.S. job openings rise to record 11.5 million — and job quitting also hits all-time high

    05/03/2022 8:05:25 AM PDT · by frogjerk · 29 replies
    morningstar - Provided by Dow Jones ^ | 5/3/2022 | Jeffry Bartash
    The numbers: U.S. job openings climbed to a record 11.55 in March -- and the number of people quitting also hit an all-time high -- in another sign of a historically tight labor market. The number of people who quit jobs in March rose to 4.54 million, the Labor Department said Tuesday. Quits topped 4 million last summer for the first time ever. And it's now happened 10 months in a row, part of a pandemic-era trend that's become known as "The Great Resignation." Before the pandemic, the number of people quitting jobs averaged fewer than 3 million a month....
  • Corporate Welfare: Tennessee Approves $500 Million in Funding for New Titans Stadium

    04/22/2022 12:47:04 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 40 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 04/22/2022 | Dylan Gwinn
    The practice of billionaire NFL owners convincing state politicians to give them hundreds of millions in taxpayer money to subsidize their stadiums is alive and well. The latest example of this can be found in Tennessee, where the state legislature – House and Senate – passed a budget that includes $500 million for a new Titans stadium in Nashville, according to the Tennessean.
  • Without stimulus checks or child tax credit payments, many Americans can’t afford emergency expenses. One work benefit could help address that

    04/19/2022 7:02:13 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 35 replies
    cnbc vis msn ^ | 4/18/2022 | Lorie Konis
    The onset of the Covid-19 pandemic prompted a financial emergency for many Americans living paycheck to paycheck. Two years later, a similar event would still wreck budgets, a poll finds. Programs to let workers save through employer-provided emergency savings accounts could encourage workers to set aside more cash for unforeseen events. When the Covid-19 pandemic hit, many Americans felt the financial shock of a sudden drop in income. If the same kind of event were to happen today, many people would still struggle financially, according to a poll conducted by the Bipartisan Policy Center, Funding Our Future coalition and Morning...
  • JP Morgan CEO warns of ‘powerful forces’ threatening U.S. economy into a recession

    04/14/2022 12:04:42 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 21 replies
    fortune vs msn ^ | 4/14/2022 | Tristan Bove
    amie Dimon is changing his tune on the chances of a recession hitting, as even America’s biggest banks seem powerless to stop the forces at play. One year ago, almost to the day, the JP Morgan CEO issued a bubbly, confident forecast for the global economy going into 2022 and 2023. In his annual letter to shareholders, Dimon called the confluence of readily available vaccines, high consumer savings, and a likely big increase in public spending a “goldilocks moment” for the U.S. economy. “It’s a lot of money, and it’s bound to cause a booming economy,” Dimon said last April...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Pictured – Child welfare boss who sent five rescued Turpin children to live with an alleged pedophile as foster parents are charged with molesting two of the sisters and torturing the others

    04/01/2022 2:06:56 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 1, 2022 | Ruth Styles In Perris, California, For
    Smartly dressed in a navy print blouse and a chunky resin necklace: this is the child welfare boss whose social workers sent five of the traumatized Turpin children to live with an alleged pedophile. Charity Douglas, 50, has run the Riverside County Children's Services Division since September 2018 when her predecessor was forced out over an abuse case that saw a 13-year-old girl repeatedly raped and left pregnant by her mother's boyfriend. Douglas, who has worked for Riverside County since 2013 and earns a handsome $214,765 salary, is now facing questions after revealed that the Turpin children were left...
  • Proposed Pilot Program Would Give $300 a Week to Unemployed Undocumented Immigrants in California [5 MILLION Illegals eligible for state money]

    03/24/2022 3:43:31 PM PDT · by PapaBear3625 · 93 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | March 23, 2022 | Gilberto Dorrego and TELEMUNDO 20
    Democratic Assemblyman Eduardo Garcia introduced the California legislature Bill 2847 which would create a pilot program to offer money weekly for 20 weeks to unemployed people who are not eligible to receive unemployment benefits because they are undocumented. The program would offer $300 a week for 20 weeks to the more than 5 million people without authorization to work, according to the University of Southern California, who reside in the state. "I think it's a very good idea because we know that many undocumented people will be left out of receiving benefits from the state and the federal government and...
  • Many California workers are eligible for COVID-19 paid sick leave. Is the law being enforced?

    03/10/2022 10:48:26 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 2 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | March 10, 2022 | BY MELISSA MONTALVO
    The central San Joaquin Valley’s top labor organizations say they want to see stricter enforcement of the COVID-19 paid sick leave law and other labor regulations. Worker advocates also say they want to see better outreach about labor rights to rural farmworkers, as well as people who don’t speak English or Spanish, such as those who speak Punjabi, Hmong and Indigenous languages. Some say that few of the Central Valley’s rural workers even know they are entitled to retroactive COVID-19 paid sick leave. “Our experience is that none of them (rural farmworkers) know about it,” Perfecto Muñoz of the West...
  • Social Security's Day of Reckoning Could Arrive Soon. Are You Ready?

    03/05/2022 4:16:53 AM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 81 replies
    The Motley Fool ^ | Mar 2, 2022 | Maurie Backman
    Millions of seniors today rely on Social Security as a critical source of retirement income. And chances are, many future retirees will depend heavily on those benefits as well. But Social Security is facing its share of financial challenges that could have devastating consequences for current and future retirees alike. And if lawmakers don't intervene, the results could be downright catastrophic. There's a serious revenue shortfall at play Social Security primarily relies on payroll taxes (the ones we all hate paying) to stay afloat. But in the coming years, that income stream is expected to shrink. That's because baby boomers...
  • DOCO(Dougherty County, GA) public works sees 76% turnover rate

    03/01/2022 9:02:55 AM PST · by devane617 · 21 replies
    WALB ^ | 03/01/2022
    ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - In 2021, Dougherty County Public Works had a 76% turnover rate, an issue they say stems from COVID-19. The Public Works Director Chuck Mathis said the reason they lost employees was due to the pandemic, but another reason was pay. He’s hoping a pay study will help them increase employees’ salaries. Mathis said right now, they have 57 positions and out of those, they need to fill 19. “It’s tough to fill the services people expect when you don’t have staff,” said Mathis. Some of those services are road maintenance, fleet maintenance, storm drainage, cleaning up...
  • White House Says 10M Households Have Signed Up for Broadband Subsidy

    02/15/2022 5:47:51 AM PST · by Recovering_Democrat · 37 replies
    CNet ^ | 02/14/22 | Marguerite Reardon
    Vice President Kamala Harris touts the Biden administration's efforts to get low-income Americans access to a $30 per month subsidy for broadband. .... The subsidy was made possible through the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill Congress passed last year. In remarks at the White House, Harris noted it was an important milestone as President Joe Biden and his administration work toward closing the digital divide and ensuring every American has access to high-speed affordable broadband service.
  • Mayor Rebuffs Carlson’s Criticism [semi-satire]

    02/05/2022 10:14:04 AM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 6 February 2022 | John Semmens
    Fox News host Tucker Carlson pointed to the City of Baltimore’s under-performing public schools as a crucial factor in the City’s awful crime rate. “It’s because the schools are so bad that the hordes of young people exiting these schools are left without the knowledge and skills they should have been taught that so many end up committing crimes as a means of survival,” Carlson said. “Since many of these crimes are perpetrated against minorities this part of the community is doubly victimized.” Mayor Brandon Scott (D) called Carlson’s remarks “racist vitriol. Carlson well knows that the ancestors of the...
  • San Francisco tested a $1,000 guaranteed income pilot program. Here's how it went for two artists.

    01/22/2022 6:51:21 PM PST · by KingofZion · 59 replies
    SFgate ^ | January 22, 2022 | Natalia Borecki
    Kevin Dublin, a San Francisco-based poet and writer, is doing everything he can to keep the city’s literary culture alive. He leads a number of writing programs, including the Elder Writing Project, which brings creative writing classes to retirement communities across the Bay Area. He also hosts a community-building reading series, mentors under-resourced kids, spends his summers teaching writing at various youth camps and dreams of founding his own writing youth camp in San Francisco. He is exactly the kind of guy you would want as your neighbor. He’s also exactly the kind of guy the city of San Francisco...
  • “Idlers” and Quitters Rule the “Antiwork” Subreddit

    01/18/2022 6:35:36 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 86 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 1-18-22 | MOTUS
    Here’s a little story that clearly demonstrates the effect that 40+ years of Commie/anti-American propaganda taught in public schools has had: ‘Anti-work’ threads on Reddit are fueling the Great Resignation. On Reddit, the “antiwork” subreddit is now one of the social network’s most active and engaged pages, after seeing explosive growth during the COVID-19 pandemic. It currently has more than 1.6 million users, up from 180,000 in October 2020. People post epic text and e-mail screenshots of quitting their jobs, but the real heroes are so-called “idlers” — those who stay in jobs doing the absolute minimum to get by...
  • Federal government approves California’s Medicaid overhaul

    12/29/2021 4:39:45 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 10 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | December 29, 2021 | By DON THOMPSON
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The U.S. government has approved California’s overhaul of the nation’s largest insurance program for low-income and disabled residents, officials said Wednesday, a decision that among other things allows Medicaid money to be spent on housing-related services as the most populous state struggles with homelessness and a lack of affordable housing. Aside from covering one of every three Californians, Medi-Cal covers more than half of school-age children, half of births in California, and more than two of every three patient days in long-term care facilities, officials said. The goal of the new approach is to prioritize prevention...
  • Only 18% of US households are families with married parents; down from 40% in 1970

    12/28/2021 5:29:47 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 98 replies
    notthebee ^ | Dec 10th, 2021 | Jeffrey Swindoll
    In other words, of the 130 million U.S. households, there are 23.1 million "nuclear family" homes in the U.S. -- the fewest since 1959. Here are some other related numbers from the same report: Percentage of U.S. adults living with a spouse: 50 percent (87 percent in 1960). Average age of a woman at first marriage: 28.6 years (20.4 years in the 1950s and 60s). Average age of man at first marriage: 30.4 years. Over 37 million adults lived alone in 2021 (33 million in 2011). 55.4 births per 1,000 in the second quarter of 2021 (58.5 in 2019). ---...
  • Last Child Tax Credit check set to go out. That could push millions of kids into poverty.

    12/15/2021 9:05:24 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    CBS News ^ | December 15, 2021 | BY AIMEE PICCHI
    Millions of Americans have weathered the COVID-19 pandemic with the help of direct cash payments from the U.S. government, via stimulus checks, extra unemployment benefits and the expanded Child Tax Credit. But that last financial buffer may come to an end on December 15 when the IRS sends out the sixth — and potentially last — check to parents. That would close the door on the nation's biggest federal cash-assistance programs, which began in 2020. Experts credit those six months of direct payments with helping millions of low- and middle-income families afford basics like food, rent and car repairs, as...
  • Republicans Should Force Democrats To Vote On The Full $5 Trillion Build Back Bankrupt

    12/13/2021 10:29:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 13, 2021 | Christopher Jacobs
    The analysis exposed the inherently gimmicky nature of using permanent tax increases to pass temporary increases in spending.In the second installment of news the Biden administration didn’t want to hear about Friday (the first being the record-breaking inflation report), the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released an analysis of making permanent the programs in Democrats’ Build Back Bankrupt spending spree. Democrats immediately claimed the bill they want to pass through Congress doesn’t resemble the CBO’s parameters in the slightest. In that case, Republicans should respond by bringing a legislative proposal resembling those parameters to the Senate floor, and forcing Democrats to...
  • Pandemic Welfare Programs Are Incentivizing Americans Not to Work

    11/30/2021 7:43:14 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/30/2021 | Gwendolyn Sims
    Why are so many jobs going unfilled? Where are all the workers?As my PJ Media colleague Chris Queen reported on Saturday, “there are 10 job openings for every seven people seeking work” in America. But whyM even with offers of higher pay and better benefits, aren’t more workers getting off the couch and getting to work? The answer may lie in a complicated mixture of COVID fear, apathy, and financial pragmatism.A new report by the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA) found that even though the pandemic is waning in most states, most states’ pandemic welfare benefits are now so generous...
  • Welfare is delaying workers’ return — and Build Back Better would make it worse

    11/30/2021 6:17:31 AM PST · by karpov · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 29, 2021 | Jonathan Ingram and Hayden Dublois
    Where are the workers? On welfare, which now pays more than work for millions of Americans. A new study by the Foundation for Government Accountability shows that amid the pandemic, available welfare benefits have become so generous that it makes financial sense for many of the unemployed to stay home rather than work. President Joe Biden and Democrats are trying to extend this backward system in the Build Back Better Act. If they do, a generation of families will suffer on the economy’s sidelines. Employers are desperate to fill a near-record high 10.4 million open jobs, and as a result,...