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50 years Ago Martin Luther King, Jr. Laid down a Challenge to America

Leaders of the March on Washington for Jobs & Freedom including Rabbi Joachim Prinz,, Eugene Carson Blake, Martin Luther King, Floyd McKissick, Matthew Ahmann & John Lewis lead a procession.  (Photo by Robert W. Kelley/Time Life Pictures/Getty Images)

Dr. King laid down a challenge, one which we have yet to meet all the way. Today, there are those in the Republican party who would like nothing more than to drag our country back to the good old days of the 1960’s. We need to take up Dr. King’s challenge once again, and fight for equality, fight for justice, fight for jobs, and fight for the right of all Americans to vote, without the need for a government issued id.

U.S. Unemployment Drops to 7.7 percent

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics released it’s monthly jobs report this morning. The numbers show that the employment situation in the country as a whole is getting better. The Unemployment rate has dropped to 7.7%, the lowest level in four years.

US Unemployment Drops to 8.6 Percent

Unemployment Rate 11-09 to 11-11

The Bureau of Labor Statistics today released the monthly employment report and things are looking up. The unemployment rate fell by 0.4 percentage point to 8.6 percent in November, and nonfarm payroll employment rose by 120,000…

Voices From Street Corners (Vol 19): Reflections

Congressman Ron Paul

As we are witness to the Presidential Beauty Pagaent and the complacent media before us, the World has continued to implode and change before our very eyes. What has happened in the Middle East is nothing short of remarkable. It has been a grass-roots effort that prompted many to rethink long-standing beliefs. It is startling to see someone like Hosni Mubarak who up to five months ago could do no wrong is now confined to a Cairo Military Hospital under virtual arrest for corruption. Beyond the World, though, there are the continued challenges at home.

Congresswoman Sanchez comments on declining unemployment rate

Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez - Photo: Chris Prevatt

“Today’s report is good news for Orange County families, and I am happy to hear the economy is improving and our country is continuing on a positive path toward recovery. I will continue to work with my colleagues in Congress in the coming months to support policies that strengthen our economy and create jobs, especially as we consider the 2012 federal budget.”

Unemployment Rate Drops for January 2011

Rep. Loretta Sanchez - Supporting Orange County Small Business

The January 2011 Jobs Report was released on Friday indicating that the unemployment rate dropped down to 9 percent, which is four-tenths of a percent less than last month and the lowest level since April 2009. In addition, the economy added 36,000 private sector jobs.