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  • Political correctness 101: Praising America, virtues of hard work dubbed ‘micro-aggression’ on…

    07/02/2015 10:21:12 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 02, 2015 | Kyle Rothenberg
    Simply asking someone “Where are you from?” or calling America "the land of opportunity” is now considered offensive at some colleges and universities, where such “micro-aggressions” are detailed in training programs and seminars for new faculty and staff. Other examples of “offensive” statements include, “I believe the most qualified person should get the job,” “Affirmative action is racist,” Everyone can succeed in this society, if they work hard enough,” When I look at you, I don’t see color,” and “I don’t believe in race.” A full list of these “offensive” statements can be seen here. The newly forbidden terms were...
  • 2 Steps Forward, 1 Step Back For Jobs As Fed Watches [Labor Participation Hits 38-year Low]

    07/03/2015 4:40:06 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 35 replies
    Investors Busniness Daily ^ | 07/02/2015 | ANDREA RIQUIER,
    Job gains stayed healthy in June and the unemployment rate hit a seven-year low, but workforce participation skidded and wage growth remained anemic, muddling views of the labor market for a central bank seeking clarity. Employers added 223,000 jobs, the Labor Department said Thursday, about as many as economists had forecast, and the jobless rate fell to 5.3% from 5.5%. The number of people working part-time because they can't find full-time work fell, as did the number of long-term unemployed. But 432,000 people left the workforce, and the labor force participation rate fell to 62.6%, the lowest since 1977. Wage...
  • Record 93,626,000 Americans Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Declines to 62.6%

    07/03/2015 5:50:41 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 21 replies
    CNS ^ | 7-2-15 | Ali Meyer
    CNSNews.com) - A record 93,626,000 Americans 16 or older did not participate in the nation’s labor force in June, as the labor force participation rate dropped to 62.6 percent, a 38-year low, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In June, according to BLS, the nation’s civilian noninstitutional population, consisting of all people 16 or older who were not in the military or an institution, hit 250,663,000. Of those, 157,037,000 participated in the labor force by either holding a job or actively seeking one. The 157,037,000 who participated in the labor force equaled only 62.6 percent of the 250,663,000 civilian...
  • 56,085,000 Women Not in Labor Force; Participation Rate Declines to 56.7%

    07/02/2015 8:20:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 2, 2015 | 9:17 AM EDT | Ali Meyer
    There were 56,085,000 women 16 or older who did not participate in the nation’s labor force in June, as the labor force participation rate dropped to 56.7 percent, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. This means that 56,085,000 women did not have a job or actively seek one in the past four weeks. The civilian labor force, which consists of all people in the civilian noninstitutional population who either had a job during the month or actively sought a job declined in June to 73,547,000 from the 73,577,000 in the labor force in May. …
  • Why Black Women Still Have Not Recovered From the Recession

    07/01/2015 11:33:18 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 47 replies
    National Journal ^ | 7-1-2015 | J. WESTON PHIPPEN
    For Black women, education makes the least difference in earning potential, among other factors. Angie Stackhouse worked as a pharmacist, a loan officer, as a volunteer at homeless organizations and mostly as an electrician in Maryland, making $12.50 an hour. She's worked since she was 14. When the recession took her career seven years ago, she knew she'd find another one. Except, the only work available paid minimum wage. At 47-years-old, in 2010, Stackhouse enrolled in school to reinvent herself. "I'll definitely get a job," she recalls thinking, "because I'll have a degree." That was around the time President Obama...
  • The Economic Illiteracy Of Obama's Overtime Rule

    06/30/2015 4:27:43 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 06/30/2015 | Staff
    Regulations: With the flick of his magic pen, President Obama will soon grant millions of workers overtime play. At least, that's the fantasy being peddled by the White House and regurgitated by a credulous press.
  • Black Chamber of Commerce: EPA Clean Air Plan Will Increase Black Poverty 23%

    06/28/2015 5:39:44 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 15 replies
    cnsnews ^ | June 24, 2015 | Ali Meyer
    FULL TITLE: Black Chamber of Commerce: EPA Clean Air Plan Will Increase Black Poverty 23%, Strip 7,000,000 Black Jobs (CNSNews.com) - A study commissioned by the National Black Chamber of Commerce, which represents 2.1 million black-owned businesses in the United States, found that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan would increase black poverty by 23 percent and cause the loss of 7 million jobs for black Americans by 2035. The study also found that the EPA' plan would increase Hispanic poverty by 26 percent and cause the loss of 12 million jobs for Hispanic Americans by 2035. The...
  • Black Chamber of Commerce: EPA Clean Air Plan Will Increase Black Poverty 23%, Strip .. Black Jobs

    06/24/2015 9:55:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 50 replies
    CNS News ^ | June 24, 2015 | Ali Meyer
    A study commissioned by the National Black Chamber of Commerce, which represents 2.1 million black-owned businesses in the United States, found that the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Clean Power Plan would increase black poverty by 23 percent and cause the loss of 7 million jobs for black Americans by 2035. The study also found that the EPA' plan would increase Hispanic poverty by 26 percent and cause the loss of 12 million jobs for Hispanic Americans by 2035. The EPA proposed the Clean Power Plan on June 2, 2014 to cut carbon emissions from power plants. ... There was a...
  • Obama: My top priority is always the economy

    06/13/2015 8:05:14 AM PDT · by PROCON · 35 replies
    investors.com ^ | June 13, 2015 | ANDREW MALCOLM
    President Obama's weekly remarks Hi, everybody. My top priority as President is to grow the economy and help more hardworking Americans get ahead. And after the worst economic crisis in our lifetimes, our businesses have now created 12.6 million new jobs over the past 63 months.
  • Phony "Jobs Boom"

    06/12/2015 2:57:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 12, 2015 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - All of the euphoric stories you've read lately about the surging job market should include one of these cautionary notes: This report omits all negative data, or "read down to the very bottom where we've buried the bad stuff." Consider the Washington Post's front page headline last week that gushingly characterized the Labor Department's minimal monthly employment numbers as a "jobs boom." The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that the economy produced 280,000 new jobs in May. But this isn't anywhere near a hiring boom, especially in a country of nearly 160 million workers, many of whom still...
  • America has the most job openings in 15 years

    06/09/2015 11:48:10 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 55 replies
    cnn money ^ | 6-9-2015
    American businesses have a lot of "we're hiring" signs up. There were 5.4 million job openings in the U.S. in April -- the highest number of openings in 15 years. It is a record high since the Bureau of Labor Statistics began tracking monthly job openings in December 2000. The surge in job openings this spring was even better than expected, according Peter Boockvar, chief market analyst at the Lindsey Group. It's another sign that the economy appears to be rebounding and the winter slowdown was just a blip. Who's hiring? Over the past year, health care, business services and...
  • What's swelling the ranks of involuntary part-timers

    06/09/2015 10:56:04 AM PDT · by AT7Saluki · 19 replies
    cBS Moneywatch ^ | 6/9/15 | Mark Thomas
    During the Great Recession, involuntary part-time employment surged. So, now that the economy is recovering, shouldn't involuntary employment return to prerecession levels? Perhaps not, according to new research from the San Francisco Fed. Changes in the U.S. economy's industrial composition toward services combined with shifting demographics and changes in labor costs appear to have caused a permanent increase in the percentage of people forced to accept involuntary part-time employment.
  • Outflanking Democrats on College Costs

    06/05/2015 1:23:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 5, 2015 | Mona Charen
    Many political debates in the upcoming presidential race will play out this way: The Democrat will offer "X for all," and the Republican will respond, "Do you have any idea how much that's going to cost?" That's the way nearly all political debates are engaged -- usually to the disadvantage of Republicans (and the public fisc). That's why I wished, while attending a panel on higher education reform sponsored jointly by the Ethics and Public Policy Center and The Bradley Foundation, that every Republican candidate in America had been listening. The Democrats have a tried-and-true formula (which is actually false,...
  • Payroll Stats Become Even More Implausible: The Job Numbers Literally Do Not Add Up

    06/05/2015 1:23:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Alhambra Investment Partners ^ | 06/05/2015 | Jeff Snider
    Payroll Stats Become Even More ImplausibleSince Q1 GDP was revised lower by almost 1% that meant estimates of productivity were going to be even more out of alignment than they were at the first release. Of course, in a less massaged environment productivity might have preserved some sense if there was less rigidity from the BLS on the employment side. In other words, when “output” estimates were reduced (and they were, by more than GDP) it would make sense that everything would be revised downward in a more cohesive process. Instead, output was reduced significantly, by 1.4%, while total hours...
  • Where The May, 2015 Jobs Were: Teachers, Waiters, Retail, And Temp Help

    06/05/2015 1:18:23 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 06/05/2015 | Tyler Durden
    One of the defining features of jobs "recovery" and the main reason why wage growth has been so far below the Fed's expectations for years it has prevented wage inflation from appearing despite years of QE, is that the quality of jobs added month after month has disappointing. May was no difference.Yes, the headline print of 280K job additions was great, but a quick look at how the BLS got there shows that nothing has changed because four of the five main job additions were, as usual for the lowest paid jobs. Here is the breakdown: Education and Health...
  • David Brooks: 'Obama Has Run An Amazingly Scandal-Free Administration' [mentions my blog]

    05/31/2015 4:47:12 PM PDT · by grundle · 52 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | May 31, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    <p>Despite 6-1/2 years of horrid governance and dozens of acknowledged scandals, several of which a few of the credible remaining outposts of liberal thought have actually agreed are scandals, David Brooks, the New York Times's resident fake conservative, asserted on Friday's PBS NewsHour, as if it's an indisputable fact, that "President Obama has run an amazingly scandal-free administration, not only he himself, but the people around him."</p>
  • Wall Street Costs The Economy 2% Of GDP Each Year

    05/31/2015 9:26:06 AM PDT · by dila813 · 59 replies
    Forbes ^ | 31-MAY-2015 | Steve Denning
    “Wall Street is back,” says the New York Times, and the economic cost is high. The excessive financialization of the US economy reduces the GDP by 2% every year, according to a new study by International Monetary Fund. That’s a massive drag on the economy–some $320 billion per year. Wall Street has thus become, not just a moral problem with rampant illegality and outlandish compensation of executives and traders: Wall Street is a macro-economic problem of the first order.
  • ISIS rises, the economy falters, and Obama’s legacy falls apart

    05/24/2015 8:36:44 AM PDT · by Libloather · 28 replies
    NY Post ^ | 5/23/15 | John Podhoretz
    Deep into the seventh year of his tenure, Barack Obama is thinking about his post-presidential legacy. We know this because he’s telling us so. In an interview this week with The Atlantic about the potential deal with Iran regarding its nuclear program, the president sought to use the fact of his relative youth and his consciousness about how history might judge him to his advantage: “Look, 20 years from now, I’m still going to be around, God willing. If Iran has a nuclear weapon, it’s my name on this. I think it’s fair to say that in addition to our...
  • U.S. retail gasoline prices lowest since 2009 heading into Memorial Day weekend

    05/22/2015 5:07:46 AM PDT · by thackney · 12 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | MAY 22, 2015 | Energy Information Administration
    On May 18, the U.S. average retail price for gasoline was $2.74 per gallon ($/gal), or 92˘ per gallon (˘/gal) lower than at the same time last year. This is the lowest average price heading into the Memorial Day weekend—the traditional start of the summer driving season—since 2009. Lower gasoline prices reflect lower crude oil prices, with the spot price of North Sea Brent crude oil at more than $45 per barrel ($/b) lower than the same time last year, despite having increased more than $10/b since the beginning of February. Average retail prices for all regions of the country...
  • Hillary;"Grateful" For Obama's Work on Economy, But "Deck Still In Favor Of Those At The Top"

    05/19/2015 4:02:11 AM PDT · by lbryce · 14 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | May 18, 2015 | Ian Schwartz
    Original Title; Hillary Clinton: "Grateful" For Obama's Work on Economy, But "Deck Is Still Stacked In Favor Of Those At The Top"On Monday, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke to a small group of Iowans at a "house party" event in Mason City. In this part of her speech Clinton talked about domestic issues such as the economy and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The video is from a livestream captured by Bloomberg's Jennifer Epstein on Periscope. Clinton praised Obama for the "hard work" he's done on the economy, but lamented the "deck is still stacked in favor of those...
  • 7,231,000 Lost Jobs: Manufacturing Employment Down 37% From 1979 Peak

    05/13/2015 6:43:50 AM PDT · by xzins · 40 replies
    CNS ^ | May 12, 2015 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    The number of jobs in manufacturing has declined by 7,231,000--or 37 percent--since employment in manufacturing peaked in the United States in 1979, according to data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The real median household income of Americans who have completed high school--but have not attained a higher degree--also peaked in the 1970s and has declined since then. In fact, according to the Census Bureau (Tables H-13 and H-14), the real median household income of an American householder who has completed four years of high school peaked in 1973 at $56,395 in constant 2013 dollars. By 2013, it was...
  • Major U.S. Retailers Are Closing More Than 6,000 Stores

    05/03/2015 4:02:11 PM PDT · by dennisw · 142 replies
    zerohedge ^ | 05/02/2015 | Michael Snyder
    Submitted by Michael Snyder via The Economic Collapse blog, If the U.S. economy really is improving, then why are big U.S. retailers permanently shutting down thousands of stores? The “retail apocalypse” that I have written about so frequently appears to be accelerating. As you will see below, major U.S. retailers have announced that they are closing more than 6,000 locations, but economic conditions in this country are still fairly stable. So if this is happening already, what are things going to look like once the next recession strikes? For a long time, I have been pointing to 2015 as a...
  • Marco Rubio Vows Never to Raise Taxes as President

    04/29/2015 12:09:01 PM PDT · by entropy12 · 41 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 04/29/15 | Sahil Kapur
    Rubio follows fellow Republican nomination aspirants Senator Ted Cruz of Texas and Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky, both of whom signed the pledge last week. His move could put fellow Floridian mentor-turned-rival Jeb Bush in a difficult position in the brewing 2016 presidential contest.
  • US Economy Grinds To A Halt, Again: Q1 GDP Tumbles Below Expectations, Rises Paltry 0.2%

    04/29/2015 10:02:50 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 13 replies
    Zerohedge ^ | 4-29-2015 | Durden
    And so the Atlanta Fed, whose "shocking" Q1 GDP prediction Zero Hedge first laid out nearly 2 months ago, with its Q1 GDP 0.1% forecast was spot on. Moments ago the BEA reported that Q1 GDP was far worse than almost everyone had expected, and tumbled from a 2.2% annualized growth rate at the end of 2014 to just 0.2%, in a rerun of last year when it too "snowed" in the winter. This was well below the Wall Street consensus of a print above 1.0%. n other words, in the quarter in which the S&P rose to unseen highs,...
  • You dumb racist conservatives are dumb. And racist.

    01/27/2012 12:47:56 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 27, 2012 | Jazz Shaw
    I first caught wind of this story from our good friend Fausta, and it seems like a suitably silly note to help wrap up an already strange and unusual week. We’ve got a brand spanking new, rootin’ tootin’ study, fresh off the press from a distinguished group of scientists. (And I can tell they were scientists because I checked, and most of them were wearing white lab coats.) In it, we find what we already suspected about the party that hates science, clings to their guns and their God, and disapproves of Barack Obama not because of his damaging policies,...
  • CNN: Obama speech too complex for his target audience because of its high reading level

    06/17/2010 6:08:14 AM PDT · by wrrock · 62 replies · 1,144+ views
    cnn ^ | 6/17/2010 | cnn
    Tuesday night's speech from the Oval Office of the White House was written to a 9.8 grade level, said Paul J.J. Payack, president of Global Language Monitor. The Austin, Texas-based company analyzes and catalogues trends in word usage and word choice and their impact on culture.... Obama's nearly 10th-grade-level rating was the highest of any of his major speeches and well above the Grade 7.4 of his 2008 "Yes, we can" victory speech, which many consider his best effort, Payack said.
  • A Very Long List of All The Things Obama Compared Republicans to Today

    10/08/2013 5:08:22 PM PDT · by Libloather · 29 replies
    Slate ^ | 10/08/13 | Josh Voorhees
    **SNIP** Homeowners Irrationally Choosing to Be Deadbeats: "And so when I read people saying, now, this wouldn't be a big deal; we should test it out; let's take default out for a spin and see how it rides -- and I -- I -- I say, imagine, in your private life, if you decided that I'm not going to pay my mortgage for a month or two. First of all, you're not paying money by not paying your mortgage. You're just a deadbeat. And you can anticipate that will hurt your credit, which means that in addition to the debt...
  • Here Are The New Taxes You're Going To Pay To Pay For Obamacare...

    07/03/2012 1:50:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Business Insider ^ | July 2, 2012 | Henry Blodget
    Well, Obamacare is now official, which means that a lot more people in the United States will have health insurance. And it also means a lot more people will be paying more taxes. (You didn't think Obamacare was free, did you?) Here are some of the new taxes you're going to have to pay to pay for Obamacare: A 3.8% surtax on "investment income" when your adjusted gross income is more than $200,000 ($250,000 for joint-filers). What is "investment income?" Dividends, interest, rent, capital gains, annuities, house sales, partnerships, etc. Taxes on dividends will rise from 15% to 18.8%--if Congress...
  • IRS: Obamacare Cheapest Plan $20,000 Per Family in 2016

    (CNSNews.com) – In a final regulation issued Wednesday, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) assumed that under Obamacare the cheapest health insurance plan available in 2016 for a family will cost $20,000 for the year. Under Obamacare, Americans will be required to buy health insurance or pay a penalty to the IRS. The IRS's assumption that the cheapest plan for a family will cost $20,000 per year is found in examples the IRS gives to help people understand how to calculate the penalty they will need to pay the government if they do not buy a mandated health plan. The examples...
  • ‘Obama Girl’ is ‘not as excited’ about 2012, won’t endorse Obama

    06/09/2012 9:47:58 PM PDT · by pistolpackinpapa · 71 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 8, 2012 | Zach Gorelick
    Amber Lee Ettinger, widely known as “Obama Girl” during the 2008 presidential campaign, told The Daily Caller she is “not as excited as I was the last time, that’s for sure.” The model-actress became a nationally known celebrity after starring in the viral YouTube video “Crush on Obama.” “Barack Obama was definitely the first ‘Internet President,’” she said, describing her experiences during the last cycle as “quite a roller coaster ride.” This time, however, Ettinger won’t say if she still supports Obama. “At this point I’m keeping that to myself,” she told The DC. “If I’m not making videos, I’m...
  • ObamaCare Tax Penalties to Affect Millions — Illegal Aliens Exempted

    02/05/2015 4:52:41 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 8 replies
    The New American ^ | 2/4/2015 | Kurt Hyde
    An estimated three to six million taxpayers will get a nasty surprise when they fill out their federal income returns this year. They will be subject to the ObamaCare tax penalty, or as it is expressed in governmentese, a “shared responsibility payment.” Just calculating one’s “shared responsibility payment” can be quite a chore. There is an online worksheet posted here. It is remarkable that ObamaCare, a bill that was promoted by former Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi as one that should be passed so that people could learn what's in it, would have a tax penalty that would require...
  • Rahm Emanuel lived rent free in BP flack's apartment(I can't wait until GOP Congress calls hearings)

    06/08/2010 10:39:50 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 17 replies · 66+ views
    american thinker ^ | 6/8/10 | Thomas Lifson
    If you or I lived rent free for five years in an apartment in pricey Washington, DC, we would have to pay income taxes on the value of the rent on the place. But apparently not Rahm Emanuel. The wonderful Andrew Malcolm of the LA Times writes: We already knew that BP and its folks were significant contributors to the record $750-million war chest of Barack Obama's 2007-08 campaign. Now, we learn the details of a connection of Rahm Emanuel, the Chicago mayoral wannabe, current Obama chief of staff, ex-representative, ex-Clinton money man and ex-Windy City political machine go-fer. Shortly...
  • Wide racial gap persists in education testing (even with affluent families)

    09/23/2013 4:25:56 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 89 replies
    Even if they come from affluent families or attend highly rated schools, black students in Ohio continue to lag far behind their white peers in school, according to a Dispatch analysis of data from state standardized exams. On more than two dozen state tests given to students in kindergarten through high school last year, the average passage rate among black students was 64 percent. On average, 87 percent of white students passed. Disparities between races have existed across the country since schools were physically divided by race, researchers say, but many now view those gaps largely as a product of...
  • Charles Rangel stiffs NY taxpayers on rent for district office (And blames Republicans)

    04/07/2014 7:12:00 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 04/07/2014 | Rick Moran
    Rep. Charles Rangel, censured by Congress in 2010 for a variety of misdeeds, including non-payment of taxes on his Dominican villa, didn't pay any rent on his district office in Harlem for all of 2013. His "excuse": his office lost the lease. But that's OK, said New York state. Instead of having to pay back rent. the state cut the real estate company a check for $87,000. New York Post: “I finally heard back from Congressman Rangel’s office and it seems we haven’t gotten the signed lease back because they lost it!” OGS real-estate specialist Sydney Allen wrote in a...
  • Obama Proposes Rebate for Seniors Deprived of Social Security Benefit Hike

    10/15/2010 12:55:22 PM PDT · by Washi · 68 replies
    Fox News ^ | Oct. 15, 2010 | Fox News
    President Obama is calling for a $250 rebate for seniors after the Social Security Administration announced Friday that interest rates in 2010 haven't risen enough to justify an increase in benefits next year to the 58 million retirees and disabled Americans who receive the entitlement. Congressional Democrats, already in a precarious position headed into Election Day, are heeding the president's call. White House spokesman Robert Gibbs announced that in light of the economic downturn and the fact that Social Security will not provide a cost-of-living adjustment for a second year, the president will ask Congress to approve a $250 "economic...
  • Dems Give Longer Timetable For Stimulus Bill

    01/05/2009 2:46:23 AM PST · by careyb · 15 replies · 802+ views
    Washington ComPost ^ | 1/5/09 | Shailagh Murray
    Lowering expectations for quick passage of an economic stimulus bill, Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid rejected setting "some false deadline" for delivering legislation to President-elect Barack Obama in favor of a more deliberate approach that allows Congress to get the package right "the first time." Congressional leaders had hoped to hand Obama an economic assistance package immediately after he is sworn in Jan. 20, but that looks increasingly doubtful as the legislation grows in complexity and size. In separate interviews this morning, Reid (Nev.) and House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.) said the process could take six more...
  • Stimulus pays rent, utilities for homeless families

    07/10/2010 8:57:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies · 2+ views
    Daytona Beach News-Journal (FL) ^ | July 10, 2010 | By DEBORAH CIRCELLI
    DAYTONA BEACH -- In a cramped room, smaller than two walk-in closets, Jesus Valentin's two children jump from one bunk bed to the next trying to burn off energy. He and his fiancee, who is expecting their third child in August, have tried to make their room at the STAR Family Shelter more of a home by decorating with schoolwork from their 3- and 4-year-olds. But after seven months of eating with about 80 adults and children in the shelter, sharing common spaces such as the living room area and restrooms and showers, they are anxious to get into a...
  • Squatter living rent and mortgage free

    04/04/2015 6:16:10 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 39 replies
    Fox 32 Chicago ^ | Apr 2, 2015 | Craig Wal
    CHICAGO (FOX 32 News) - Tinley Park squatter living rent and mortgage free The problem with squatters is hitting home in an upscale Tinley Park Subdivision. On Mallow Street where homes sell for $350,000 or more, a woman has been living in a house rent and mortgage free for two years. “It's very frustrating, our property taxes are very high, I work nights to pay mine and to help support my family. And I just see her coming and going without a care in the world it's enormously frustrating,” said neighbor Patti Yara. And no one is more frustrated than...
  • Obama's Budget Seeks to Shrink Tax Benefits of Owning

    03/08/2009 1:10:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 79 replies · 2,776+ views
    Wahington Post ^ | 3/8/09 | Kenneth R. Harney
    The cluster of special federal tax benefits and subsidies for homeowners has long seemed politically untouchable. Those include deductions for mortgage interest, local property taxes and capital gains exclusions on up to $500,000 in sale profits. Is the Obama administration serious about beginning to limit at least some of these subsidies?
  • Obama Is Pushing Banks To Make More Home Loans To Borrowers With Poor Credit

    04/03/2013 7:20:03 AM PDT · by blam · 37 replies
    TBI ^ | 4-3-2013 | Brett LoGiurato
    Obama Is Pushing Banks To Make More Home Loans To Borrowers With Poor Credit Brett LoGiuratoApril 3, 2013The Obama administration is readying a push to get banks to make more home loans available to individuals with weaker credit, The Washington Post's Zach Goldfarb reports. It's a push that walks a tightrope, since it is expected to help boost the continuing economic recovery immediately but risks opening up the shaky lending that led to the housing crash. Obama's plan would provide for more lending to individuals such as young people buying their first homes, as well as people whose credit has...
  • Obama Shows Us How to Give Away Other People's Money and Soak in the Love

    02/13/2014 1:52:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 13, 2014 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Yesterday at the end of the program -- the last half hour of the program -- I was watching TV. Obama did his White House ceremony raising the minimum wage for federal contractors. It just hit me. There he is giving away some more of other people's money, and it immediately hit me: How popular could I be if I could do that? How popular could I be and how unbeatable could I be if I were able to give away other people's money to anybody I wanted to, and if I focused on the downtrodden and...
  • Thousands Fall Victim to Utility Payment Scam (15,000 Obama dupes and counting)

    07/12/2012 5:50:39 PM PDT · by kristinn · 19 replies
    AP via CFNews13 ^ | Thursday, July 12, 2012 | Scott Bauer
    As much as President Barack Obama wants your vote, he's not actually offering to pay your monthly bills. But thousands of Americans have been persuaded otherwise, falling victim to a fast-moving scam that claims to be part of an Obama administration program to help pay utility bills in the midst of a scorching summer. The scheme spread quickly across the nation in recent weeks with help from victims who unwittingly shared it on social media sites before realizing they had been conned out of personal information such as Social Security, credit card and checking account numbers. "No one knows who...
  • New way to reduce your mortgage: Stop paying!

    11/13/2008 9:54:47 AM PST · by TrebleRebel · 28 replies · 2,281+ views
    WalletPop ^ | 10/31/08 | Tracy Coenen
    An article late last week in the San Diego Tribune offers up some very realistic, yet depressing advice about the current state of home ownership: Many homeowners would be best off if they simply stopped paying their mortgages. How so? The passage of the bailout bill meant that help for homeowners was assured. After all, politicians can't risk bailing out corporate America, while letting poor little homeowners lose their houses and be out on the streets. If you've got little to no equity in your house and find it a struggle to pay the mortgage, just stop paying. The government...
  • Woman warns of utility bill scam (Obama paying for my utilities)

    07/09/2012 8:47:37 AM PDT · by listenhillary · 37 replies
    WSBTV ^ | July 8, 2012 | WSBTV
    SPALDING COUNTY, Ga. — The Better Business Bureau and Georgia Power are warning people about a scam, promising that President Barack Obama will pay utility bills with a new federal grant. Channel 2's Tony Thomas spoke to a Griffin woman who fell for the scam. Loneiyce Washington even introduced her friends to what she thought was a legitimate offer. They ended up getting scammed, too. Washington said she thought Obama passed a law that provided credits to help her and others pay their utility bills, she told Thomas. Investigators said the scammers ask for people's Social Security numbers and bank...
  • Obama bill-paying hoax sweeps up victims nationwide: Plain Dealing

    A myth that President Obama is giving people money to pay their bills has prompted thousands of people across the country to try to pay for utilities, phone service and loans using bogus bank routing numbers. United Way of Cleveland's 2-1-1 changed its answering machine Monday to say rumors of the Obama program were false after fielding dozens of calls. Later that day, a United Way employee was on an RTA bus when a rider stood up and announced to fellow passengers that Obama was paying people's bills. The rider told people they could use the red numbers on the...
  • Obama Is Going To Pay For My Gas And Mortgage!!!(Brainwashed)

    11/02/2008 3:41:30 PM PST · by NavyCanDo · 20 replies · 3,002+ views
    Text from attendee of Obama Rally in Florida: “I won’t have to worry about putting gas in my car. I won’t have to worry about paying my mortgage. You know, if I help he is going to help me.”
  • Obama Is Going To Pay For My Gas And Mortgage!!! (Where is She Now?)

    03/31/2011 4:03:35 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 35 replies
    You Tube ^ | Election 2008 | Peggy Joseph
    This lady, Peggy Joseph, thinks Barack Obama will pay for her gas, mortgage, and who knows what else.
  • In the Obama Economy, a Decline in Teen Workers (only 9% of kids working)

    04/11/2015 2:48:38 PM PDT · by Straight Vermonter · 58 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | Salim Furth
    Teenagers who work enjoy numerous benefits. As Ron Lieber argues in his new book, “The Opposite of Spoiled,” they learn how to appropriately handle bosses, co-workers, and money, and they might learn something about what they’re good at. Lieber’s message is timely, because working teenagers are rapidly disappearing. Data from the Current Population Survey show that the share of 16- to 19-year-olds who were neither working nor looking for work each March has risen around 15 percent since the late 1990s. Part of that is due to lower demand for their labor, but the trend was strong even before the...
  • Obama's Lies on the Economy Revealed (He just can't help but lie)

    04/03/2015 3:20:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | April 3, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: It is amazing, folks. It's once again amazing how we were blatantly lied to in January and February about the unemployment numbers and the overall economy. Blatantly lied to. And we're being blatantly lied to about whatever or not is happening in this Iranian deal to boot. JOHNNY DONOVAN: And now, from sunny south Florida, it's Open Line Friday! RUSH: And, of course, the piece de resistance, we are being lied to about what's happening in Indiana. Every day, every day we have to devote time here to straightening out the lies that are told by the Democrat Party...
  • Just When You Thought The Obama Economy Can't Get Any Worse, It's Getting A Lot Worse

    04/03/2015 3:08:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 106 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2015 | Donald Lambro
    In the seventh year of Barack Obama's administration, the economy is still getting failing grades that have been the hallmark of his trouble-filled presidency. While he continues to go about the country telling voters that his policies are working, this week's dreary economic data tell a far different story. The bleak headlines in the nation's major newspapers tell the story in its bluntest terms. "Stocks fall on disappointing economic data," said USA Today. "U.S. stocks fall on weak economic data," blares The Wall Street Journal, with this subhead: "Private payrolls rise less than expected in March, adding to concerns about...