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  • Job news!!!

    11/07/2014 1:15:17 PM PST · by deputytess · 9 replies
    I got a part time job in a Des office as a receptionist, but I may be able to use my phlebotomy skills to. Thanks for all your prayers. :)
  • Middle class & living paycheck to paycheck

    04/28/2014 8:59:49 AM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | April 25, 2014 | Tami Luhby
    About one-third of American households live "hand-to-mouth," meaning that they spend all their paychecks. But what surprised the study authors is that 66% of these families are middle class, with a median income of $41,000. While they don't have liquid assets, such as savings accounts or mutual fund holdings, they do have homes and retirement accounts, with a median net worth of $41,000. ... Poor hand-to-mouth households, by contrast, typically have incomes of $21,000 and no assets. Families that don't live paycheck to paycheck have incomes of $51,000 and assets of $116,000. Those living paycheck to paycheck have a tougher...
  • Report: Nearly half of Americans live paycheck to paycheck

    02/02/2014 7:48:11 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02/02/2014 | Rick Moran
    A new report from the Corporation for Enterprise Development shows that 44% of Americans are "liquid asset poor" and are forced to live from paycheck to paycheck.Time Magazine: The economic picture is looking brighter these days. The federal government announced Thursday that economic growth had picked up to its fastest pace in two years, while employment growth over the past five months has averaged a healthy 185,000 new jobs. But as evidenced by a report out Thursday from the Corporation for Enterprise Development, nearly half of Americans are living in a state of "persistent economic insecurity," that makes it "difficult to...
  • Now, I’m In A Bad Moo-d Too – Evidently Our Navy Is Non-Essential (soldier pay withheld)

    10/09/2013 3:08:34 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 13 replies ^ | October 9, 2013 | Terresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Well, I didn’t think I could get any more pissed today, but I’m there. First, I hear that Obama has blocked the death gratuity for families of fallen Rangers. But, I was heartened to hear a private foundation stepped up to the plate to help: After families of fallen U.S. military personnel were denied benefits due to the government shutdown, the Fisher House Foundation has stepped forward to help cover travel and funeral costs to help families receive the remains of their loved ones who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. The Fisher House has been providing housing and...
  • GOP congresswoman has second thoughts on pay (Renee Ellmers)

    10/04/2013 6:25:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Oct 4, 2013 5:52 PM EDT | Henry C. Jackson
    A North Carolina congresswoman who said she needed her paycheck during the government shutdown now says she won’t cash the check until the shutdown ends. Rep. Renee Ellmers said Friday she’s asked the Office of Chief Administrative Officer to have her paycheck withheld as long as the government is shut down. … In a statement on Friday, Ellmers said, “I will stand with all federal workers and have my paycheck withheld.” …
  • We call BS and get results: Pelosi finally answers paycheck question (1 percenter gets the loot)

    10/03/2013 4:52:35 PM PDT · by Libloather · 3 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 10/03/13
    **SNIP** UPDATE No. 2: On Thursday, we receieved a response from Hammill: “The Leader believes it is not her role to pressure other Members that have children, mortgages, tuition costs and other significant financial responsibilities, and are working very hard to open government and end the Republican Government Shutdown.” OK…so our response to that was: “But what is The Leader going to do? Will SHE continue to accept her Congressional paycheck during the shutdown?” Still awaiting a response to that. UPDATE No.3: Hammill has confirmed to The Chronicle that Pelosi will indeed continue to accept her pay. END OF UPDATE.
  • 3/4 of Americans live paycheck-to-paycheck: 22% have less than $100 in savings

    06/25/2013 8:34:46 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 60 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/25/2013 | Rick Moran
    A nation living beyond its means or is it something having to do with changes in the economy? The bottom line is Americans aren't saving much money, don't put money away for a rainy day, and are living "hand to mouth" as they used to say with 76% living virtually paycheck to paycheck. From CNN Money: Fewer than one in four Americans have enough money in their savings account to cover at least six months of expenses, enough to help cushion the blow of a job loss, medical emergency or some other unexpected event, according to the survey of 1,000...
  • Obama’s Paycheck Exempted from ‘Sequester’

    02/25/2013 5:00:07 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2/25/13 | Penny Starr – President Barack Obama won’t have to worry about his paycheck if the spending sequestration included in the Budget Control Act that he signed into law in 2011 begins taking effect this Friday. A report published last month by the Congressional Research Service--“Budget Sequestration and Selected Program Exemptions and Special Rules"--identifies certain programs that are exempt from sequestration and lays out special rules that govern the sequestration of others. Section 255 of the Budget Control Act includes “Compensation for the President” as one of those exemptions (Page 19).
  • #WhyIsMyPaycheckLessThisWeek

    01/12/2013 9:20:05 AM PST · by Red Nation Rising · 7 replies ^ | January 12, 2013 | Michael Holmes
    As much as I dislike seeing my taxes go up, I can not help but smile a bit at all the liberals who tripped over each other running to the ballot box in November to vote for Obama now scratching their heads wondering why their taxes went up. On Twitter Friday, the subject #WhyIsMyPaycheckLessThisWeek was trending. In truth, I probably should feel like crying that people are so blind to the policies and the results of the policies they support, but I’d rather take a more light-hearted approach at the beginning of the new year. Payroll taxes just took a...
  • For Newly Minted M.B.A.s, a Smaller Paycheck Awaits

    01/07/2013 7:04:57 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 01/07/2013 | Ruth Simon
    Like many students, Steve Vonderweidt hoped that a master's degree in business administration would open doors to a new job with a higher paycheck. But now, about eight months after receiving his M.B.A. from the University of Louisville, Mr. Vonderweidt, 36 years old, hasn't been able to find a job in the private sector, and continues to work as an administrator at a social-service agency that helps Louisville residents obtain food stamps, health care and other assistance. He is saddled with about $75,000 in student-loan debt—much of it from graduate school. "It was a really great program," says Mr. Vonderweidt....
  • Crushed unicorn dreams: Why is my paycheck less turns to Obama vote regrets, ‘I should have

    01/06/2013 11:42:12 AM PST · by Nachum · 30 replies
    twitchy ^ | 1/6/13 | staff
    Meet Virginia @VAisforlovas But really how am I ever supposed to pay off my student loans if my already small paycheck keeps getting smaller? Help a sister out, Obama 4 Jan 13 Reply Retweet Favorite Oh, dear. The harsh reality of crushed unicorn dreams and the bitter smell of regret. As Twitchy reported, Americans started noticing that Obama’s “fair share” claims weren’t so fair and many were shocked … shocked … that their first paychecks of the year were smaller. Jessica Lynn @gekka_88 I have a friend who voted for Obama publicly complaining about the new #SS tax raise. I...
  • Hoping for clout with women, Obama urges Congress to pass ‘Paycheck Fairness Act’

    06/04/2012 1:18:39 PM PDT · by central_va · 32 replies
    yahoo newa ^ | 6/4/12 | oliver knox
    President Barack Obama, his re-election fortunes heavily dependent on women, pushed Congress on Monday to "step up and do its job" by passing a bill designed to erase the wage gap between male and female workers doing the same job. With Senate Republicans expected to block the Paycheck Fairness Act when it comes up for a vote on Tuesday, Obama urged supporters of the measure to make an 11th-hour push on behalf of the legislation. "At a time when we're in a make-or-break moment for the middle class, Congress has to step up and do its job," the president said...
  • 'Paycheck Fairness' Will Mean a Pay Cut for Men

    05/07/2012 6:52:58 AM PDT · by ReleaseTheHounds · 32 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | May 7, 2012 | Carrie Lukas
    Team Obama calculates that its road to victory is paved with the votes of women, so the American people are now subject to a coordinated effort to cast GOP opposition to expanding government power as an assault on the weaker sex. But few women view public policy as a battle between the sexes. Women whose husbands, brothers and sons are struggling to find jobs find no comfort in women's comparatively low unemployment rate. Next up in the Democratic campaign is the Paycheck Fairness Act, supposedly necessary to achieve "equal pay" for women. Never mind that it's already illegal to pay...
  • Your Paycheck in 2012 - After Stealing from Social Security

    01/07/2012 8:21:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | January 7, 2011 | Political Calculations
    >How much money will you really take home from your paycheck in 2012? To find out, we've created the tool here so you can run the numbers that matter the most for you! In addition to finding out how much money Uncle Sam will be taking straight out of your paycheck for income tax withholding and FICA (which we've broken down into your Social Security and Medicare tax components), our tool will also work in your 401(k) or 403(b) retirement plan contributions, as well as the effect of any flexible spending account arrangements you may have set up through your employer....
  • Possible debt default worries US troops(paycheck?)

    07/31/2011 5:54:33 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 10 replies
    NHK ^ | 07/31/11
    Possible debt default worries US troops US troops serving in Afghanistan and Iraq are voicing concerns over their paychecks in the event of a debt default. Admiral Mike Mullen, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, was asked by troops about the paychecks when he visited US bases in Afghanistan on Saturday. Mullen said that he didn't know the answer to the question. He said that is something for the government leaders to figure out. Some financial institutions, including credit unions which service military personnel, say they will advance pay if there is a default. Sunday, July 31, 2011...
  • Lt. General says (murderer)Hasan still has rank, getting paycheck

    07/29/2011 7:46:15 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 45 replies
    KXXV ^ | 7-27-11 | Bruce Gietzen
    FORT HOOD - Lieutenant General Donald Campbell Jr., the Commander of Fort Hood said Wednesday accused gunman Major Nidal Hasan still has his rank and is still drawing a paycheck from the military while he awaits court martial set for March 5, 2012. Hasan's confinement and medical expenses are also being paid by the military, and he is moved on post once or twice a week for treatment and occasionally to see his legal defense team.
  • Democratic congresswoman complains she can’t afford to give up her paycheck

    04/07/2011 11:33:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6/7/11 | Jeff Poor
    With 8.8 percent unemployment across the country and more than 8 million people claiming unemployment benefits, one California congresswoman wants people to know they’re not the only ones facing financial hardship. Who else might be? The lawmaker herself. In an appearance on MSNBC Thursday, Democratic California Rep. Linda Sánchez talked about the downsides of a federal government shutdown. Some lawmakers, to the seriousness of the issue, have said they would forgo their paychecks in the event of that shutdown. Sanchez explained she just can’t afford to go along with that idea. “I have to tell you that I live paycheck-to-paycheck,...
  • Paycheck mailed to Erpenbach (Rat finds a way around the trap)

    03/03/2011 11:52:54 AM PST · by bigbob · 19 replies
    Wispolitics dot com ^ | 3-3-11 | Greg Bump
    Paycheck mailed to Erpenbach With the paychecks for Senate Democrats cut off until they return from their boycott, Sen. Jon Erpenbach got creative. Erpenbach, D-Waunakee, appointed two of his staff members his power of attorney, which would allow them to collect his pay. On Feb. 22, GOP leaders voted to require members pick up their paychecks in person on the Senate floor. Erpenbach, who like his 13 Dem colleagues fled the state to stall a vote on the budget repair bill, is in Chicago. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald put the check in the mail instead of turning it over...
  • (WI)Senate GOP leaders requiring missing Dems to pick up checks in person

    02/22/2011 1:19:27 PM PST · by CA Conservative · 88 replies
    WisPolitics.Com ^ | 2-22-11 | JR Ross
    In their latest attempt to force Dems back to the Senate, GOP leaders have voted to require their missing counterparts to pick up their paychecks, per diems or any expense check in person on the chamber floor. Senate Org voted by paper ballot today 3-2 along party lines to impose the requirement on any senator absent without leave for two or more days. The ballot also suspends direct deposit for any lawmaker absent and specifies the majority leader will only provide the checks to the missing senators and only on the Senate floor during a session day.
  • California To Withhold A Bigger Chunk Of Paycheck [Extort Borrowing]

    10/31/2009 10:34:21 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 53 replies · 2,033+ views
    LATimes ^ | October 31st 2009
    California To Withhold A Bigger Chunk Of Paychecks The amount goes up 10% on Sunday as Sacramento borrows from taxpayers. Technically, it's not an income tax increase: You'll get the money back eventually. By Shane Goldmacher and W.J. Hennigan October 31, 2009 Reporting from Los Angeles and Sacramento - Starting Sunday, cash-strapped California will dig deeper into the pocketbooks of wage earners -- holding back 10% more than it already does in state income taxes just as the biggest shopping season of the year kicks into gear. Technically, it's not a tax increase, even though it may feel like one...
  • Why Paychecks Could Shrink (High unemployment and low inflation may lead to a decline in pay)

    09/26/2009 9:13:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 98 replies · 2,313+ views
    Business Week ^ | 9/25/2009 | Peter Coy
    Will employers take advantage of the abundance of available labor to cut workers' paychecks? It would be rare for wages to fall economywide, and it's not in most economists' forecasts. Nevertheless, outright declines in average pay are a genuine possibility—and if they were to occur would be a major threat to the nascent recovery. For now, pay is still rising—a little less than 2% for the year through June 2008, according to the government's employment cost index. But the weak job market is creating the perfect conditions for a decline in pay: low inflation and high unemployment (9.7% in August)....
  • No April Fool's Joke, Paychecks To Increase ($13 a week will MORE than cover your FR donation - no?)

    04/01/2009 4:26:57 PM PDT · by Libloather · 15 replies · 1,271+ views
    CBS 4 ^ | 4/01/09 | Al Sunshine
    No April Fool's Joke, Paychecks To IncreaseAl Sunshine Reporting Apr 1, 2009 4:22 pm US/Eastern MIAMI (CBS4) - This is not an April Fool's joke – starting Wednesday most Americans will notice a little extra in their paychecks. As part of the Obama administrations $787 billion economic stimulus package, the two year "Making Work Pay" tax break goes into effect April 1st and will affect 95 percent of working American families. **SNIP** Instead of getting a single check like last year, the tax break will be doled out over the next two years as tax credits in paychecks. Most individuals...
  • Obama promises 'sober' budget

    02/21/2009 1:21:45 PM PST · by topfile · 56 replies · 1,312+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Saturday, February 21, 2009 | Christina Bellantoni
    President Obama trumpeted the paycheck tax cut portion of his economic stimulus plan Saturday morning, also using his weekly radio address to preview his first federal budget that he said would be "sober" and mindful of the deficit. Mr. Obama said the fiscal year 2010 budget he will submit to Congress on Thursday will be "sober in its assessments, honest in its accounting." The blueprint for all the federal government's spending "lays out in detail my strategy for investing in what we need, cutting what we don't, and restoring fiscal discipline," the president said
  • Lawmakers Begin New Session With Labor Bills

    01/11/2009 9:17:05 PM PST · by BLF · 20 replies · 2,099+ views ^ | January 09, 2009 | Jim Abrams
    The House has passed legislation to assure that employers live up to their four-decade-old legal promise to provide equal pay for equal work. Democrats led lawmakers in approving a bill making clear that women who are victims of gender-based discrimination can sue for compensatory and punitive damage. The chamber was also voting on a bill in response to a Supreme Court decision that workers must file a discrimination claim within 180 days of a pay violation. Supporters of changing the law said many workers don't find out about wage disparities for years. The two bills, coming in the first week...
  • The Top 4 Candidates vs. Your Paycheck, Who Wins ?

    02/05/2008 7:48:49 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies · 530+ views
    Yahoo Finance via CNN Money ^ | Feb 4,2008 | Jeanne Sahadi
    Regardless of how much money you make, you have skin in this game. The four leading presidential candidates say they're concerned about the taxes that Americans pay out of their paychecks. And they all vow to do something about it if elected. Now with the economy at the forefront of the presidential campaign, the leading candidates' tax proposals will come under increasing scrutiny in the coming weeks. Here's a look at some of the ways that Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, John McCain and Mitt Romney would realign tax policies and how those changes could affect your take-home pay. Keeping the...
  • CA: New head of campus diversity at Cal heading for big paycheck

    08/30/2006 10:00:49 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 17 replies · 478+ views ^ | 8/30/06 | Phillip Matier, Andrew Ross
    UC Berkeley Chancellor Robert Birgeneau has just announced he's creating the new post of vice chancellor for equity and inclusion -- a job that not only has an impressive title, but an equally impressive salary of between $182,000 and $282,000 a year. Plus an office budget in excess of $4 million. The goal isn't so much to recruit more minorities but rather to ensure students, faculty and staff are "fully respected for their individuality and what they represent," Birgeneau said. Birgeneau said the aim is "to prize our diversity and learn from it and to appreciate people for being part...
  • Palestinians Mount Violent Protest Over Lack of Paychecks(financial squeeze working)

    06/15/2006 4:03:21 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 776+ views
    NYT ^ | 06/15/06 | IAN FISHER
    Palestinians Mount Violent Protest Over Lack of Paychecks By IAN FISHER JERUSALEM, June 14 — Palestinian civil servants stormed the parliament building in the West Bank on Wednesday demanding back pay and chanting "We are hungry!" Fistfights broke out as protesters hurled plastic water bottles at legislators from Hamas, the militant group that controls parliament, forcing the speaker to flee the building. It was the second violent protest this week at parliament, in Ramallah, and underscored growing pressure on the Hamas government on several fronts. Much of the Western aid that had been used to run the Palestinian Authority has...
  • Firing up the GOP: Schwarzenegger endorses curb on unions

    09/18/2005 8:14:51 PM PDT · by Crackingham · 11 replies · 454+ views
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 9/18/05 | Laura Mecoy
    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger fired up the Republican Party's faithful Saturday by endorsing Proposition 75, an initiative that would make it harder for public employee unions to use members' dues for political campaigns. "The fact is that our employee union bosses have just simply too much power over the budget, too much power over the members' paychecks and too much power over our state," he told a luncheon crowd at the state Republican Party convention. He said public employee union members shouldn't be "forced to contribute to causes, campaigns and controversial issues that they don't agree with. That is not a...
  • Kerry workers have yet to receive their paychecks

    11/30/2004 7:20:23 AM PST · by DaveLoneRanger · 34 replies · 1,184+ views
    Dozens of Kerry campaign workers in Florida have yet to receive their final paychecks, nearly a month after Election Day. The DC-based Young Voter Alliance program, which hired young people across the country to round up votes door to door, owes dozens of Florida employees hundreds of dollars. Workers say they've been told that the Alliance is thousands of dollars over budget, but the group's executive director tells Bay News Nine in Tampa, "We are absolutely committed to paying every single person for every single hour that they worked."
  • Imagine receiving 100% of your paycheck!

    08/26/2004 11:05:33 PM PDT · by n-tres-ted · 446 replies · 4,866+ views ^ | August 27, 2004 | Neal Boortz
    Two weeks ago a man stood up at a George Bush campaign appearance in Florida to ask about a piece of legislation known as HR25. Many, including myself, were pleased to hear Bush respond with some positive thoughts about the Fair Tax plan, a movement to replace the federal income tax with a national retail sales tax. Washington is a city of inertia, and right now the inertia belongs to our present method of funding the operations of our government, the income tax. Politicians will not easily surrender a funding mechanism that lends itself so well to political demagoguery and...

    03/08/2003 9:00:42 AM PST · by forest · 9 replies · 404+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #305 ^ | 3-9-03 | Doug Fiedor
    In Detroit, the world's second oldest profession is taking aim at knocking out the world's oldest profession. Never mind that many people who have received, or are receiving, a paycheck from city government are or have been involved in prostitution in some way. The hunt is on. Except, in this case they are not exactly going after the prostitutes, per se. Hassling the working girls seems to be a lost cause. They pop up faster than spring dandelions on city owned property. And, like the dandelions, there seems to be a large bumper crop of new young ones every year....