Tag Archive for Economy

Bush-O-Nomics in Action

Bush, McCain, and their GOP should be proud of themselves… Shouldn’t they? The nation’s unemployment rate zoomed to a five-year high of 6.1 percent in August as employers slashed 84,000 jobs, dramatic proof of the mounting damage a deeply troubled economy is inflicting on workers and businesses alike. The Labor Department’s report, released Friday, showed…

Dump The Pump!

Residents may avoid the high price of gas and try public transit June 16 to 20 ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) is offering free one-day bus passes for use during Dump the Pump week, June 16 to 20, to encourage commuters to leave their cars at home and ride public transportation. Passes…

Gas Crisis: OCEA Insists County Act

The following letter came in late yesterday from Nick Berardino at the Orange County Employees Association. It appears that while county workers want to take action and work collectively to address the impact of explosive gas prices on workers and the Orange County community, County Executives couldn’t be bothered.  June 9, 2008 Tom Mauk Chief Executive…

CA-46: Inside the Debbie Cook Campaign

{Note: Yes, I have previously announced my support for Debbie Cook. No, I’m not “shilling” for the campaign… Or for anyone else, for that matter. These are my own observations and my own analysis of the state of the race in the 46th District. From now on, this series will be devoted to Democrats taking…

CA-46: I Wrote a Letter to the Long Beach Press-Telegram

In case you missed it, our almost-hometown paper, the Long Beach Press-Telegram, posted a lukewarm “endorsement” of both Dana Rohrabacher and Debbie Cook for Tuesday’s primary. While I appreciated the paper’s editorial board taking time to pay attention to the race in the 46th District, I was still disappointed in their giving excuses to “Crazy…