Tag Archive for Jobs

February Job Numbers Good News For Obama Administration

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis, Photo: Chris Prevatt

Slow and steady improvement is the outlook revealed in today’s report on jobs for the month of February 2012 from the U.S. Department of Labor. The economy added 227,000 workers to nonfarm payrolls in February, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported, while the unemployment rate held steady at 8.3 percent. That’s the lowest jobless rate since…

State of the Union Wrap-Up

President Obama delivers his State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol, White House Photo, Pete Souza

No one built this country on their own. This nation is great because we built it together. This nation is great because we worked as a team. And if we hold fast to that truth, in this moment of trial, there is no challenge too great; no mission too hard. As long as we are joined in common purpose, as long as we maintain our common resolve, our journey moves forward, and our future is hopeful, and the state of our Union will always be strong.”

“Occupy” Needs to Solidify its Message

On Friday, we posted some advice for OccupyWallStreet from Rolling Stone political writer Matt Taibbi and it’s great advice.  One of the downsides of a “leaderless” movement is that “message” is all over the place. Is there corporate greed?  Absolutely.  Are all corporations greedy?  No.  Is there corporate money in elections?  Yes there is.  And…