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  • The American working man slowly fades away

    08/28/2011 11:15:43 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 118 replies · 1+ views
    MSNBC ^ | Mike Dorning
  • Obama plays through on golf course during earthquake, inspires critics

    08/24/2011 7:24:02 AM PDT · by maggief · 21 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 24, 2011 | David Nakamura
    Is this the “bad optic” that President Obama’s critics have been waiting for: An Associated Press photo of the president taking a call on the golf course within the hour after the East Coast earthquake Tuesday? When Obama left for a 10-day vacation in Martha’s Vineyard last week, critics and supporters alike warned that the image of him pursuing leisure activities on the tony island might make for an unfortunate contrast with much of the country mired in economic doldrums. Turned out it was a natural disaster, not the economy, which pierced his vacation bubble. But now we have a...
  • Do high ZOT taxes discourage trolls?

    08/23/2011 9:32:38 AM PDT · by Harry Callahan SFPD · 82 replies
    High marginal tax rates ^ | 8/23/2011 | Inspector Callahan
    "The fact is the idea that tax rates have anything to do with business creation is a myth. Nobody who has a great idea and good prospects is going to not go for it because of tax rates." -quote by a Liberal
  • Liberals Ugly Treatment Of Rick Perry's Jobs Ceation Record Continues As Unemployment Grows

    08/20/2011 7:15:03 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 18 replies
    The Cypress Times ^ | August 20, 2011 | John G. Winder,
    Left still telling the same old lies even as their strongest supporters are hardest hit by unemployment Texas Governor Rick Perry’s jobs record in Texas received help from an unlikely source on Wednesday, the Federal Reserve. Perry made headlines recently in his campaign for saying the Federal Reserve’s practice of printing more dollars was “almost treasonous” and that type of action would be treated “pretty ugly” in Texas. Liberals lost their minds....again. Since talk of Perry entering the GOP field of candidates for the presidential nomination began, liberals have taken the position of begrudgingly admitting that Perry had indeed created...
  • Nice guys really DO finish last... Nasty people earn $10,000 more a year, study finds

    08/17/2011 12:09:56 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Daily Mail (UK) ^ | August 15, 2011 | Paul Bentley
    It is a common saying that nice guys finish last - and when it comes to pay packets, at least, research shows the genial really do end up at the back of the queue. A study which looked at the link between personality and wages has found that 'agreeable' workers earn significantly less than their meaner colleagues. The gap is particularly telling when broken down by gender, with the difference in pay between mean and nice men almost $10,000 a year. The study, titled 'Do Nice Guys - and Gals - Really Finish Last?', examined levels of 'agreeableness' attributed to...
  • Messing With Texas: What The Administration Doesn't Know About Job Creation

    08/16/2011 6:52:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 24 replies
    Independent Women's Forum ^ | August 16, 2011 | by Charlotte Hays
    New York Times columnist Paul Krugman says that "the Texas miracle is a myth." He argues that Governor Rick Perry's state is prospering because of high oil prices and population growth, much of this growth from Mexican immigrants and retirees. As for the oil prices, does anybody think that, if Barack Obama were governor of Texas, he wouldn't have messed with the Texas oil industry by now? And those retirees: Wonder if they might be attracted to the Lone Star state because there is no state income tax? Whoever the GOP nominee is, whether Perry or somebody else, his (or...
  • If not college, then what? (What's the alternative if going into tuition debt is too burdensome?)

    08/12/2011 7:46:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 08/12/2011 | Jamie Gumbrecht
    At dinner tables throughout the United States, there are tough conversations about the exploding cost of college, the rough job market, the pain of debt. For parents and students, it adds up to the same question: Is college worth it? But American University economics Professor Robert Lerman is asking something different: If college isn't worth it, what else is out there? Lerman, an Urban Institute fellow, has studied youth unemployment for decades, and thinks the United States ought to try an updated version of an old technique for education and employment: apprenticeships. They're not the same as an after-school fast...
  • Goolsbee to S&P: Check your work

    08/07/2011 10:03:27 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Politico ^ | 8/7/11 | Seung Min Kim
    Outgoing White House economic adviser Austan Goolsbee went on the attack against Standard & Poor’s on Sunday, charging the agency’s credit downgrade was based on “questionable mathematics.” The rating agency lowered the U.S. credit rating on Friday from a top AAA to AA+, but not before the Treasury Department discovered an accounting error by Standard & Poor’s and urged the agency not to downgrade. “They made a $2 trillion math error, and they didn’t check their work,” Goolsbee said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” Goolsbee also called for policymakers to focus not just on the deficit but also on longer-term...
  • Believe You’ve Seen Evidence of Workers’ Compensation Fraud?

    07/23/2011 2:13:21 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 11 replies
    gao.gov ^ | July 14, 2011 | Government Accountability Office
    WASHINGTON, DC (July 14, 2011) – The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is investigating fraud and abuse in the Federal Employees’ Compensation Act (FECA) program. Specifically, GAO is looking for information on cases in which federal employees are currently abusing workers compensation benefits. For example, fraud schemes might include a beneficiary working a second job, overstating their workers’ compensation claim, or collecting benefits for a deceased individual. Anyone with information regarding fraud or abuse of the FECA program by federal employees is encouraged to contact us at workerscompfraud@gao.gov. All information about individuals who contact us will be kept confidential.
  • Ten Things That Can Get You Fired

    06/30/2011 12:42:19 PM PDT · by Vigilanteman · 52 replies
    Fins Financial Services ^ | 28 June 2011 | Kelly Eggers
    Nobody wants to get fired. Most people avoid it by generally doing good work and keeping complaints about their jobs to themselves or close family. Unfortunately, it's not that simple. There are many things that can get you fired beyond the obvious; you don't have to burn down the office to earn a pink slip. "If you have created a situation for yourself where there's some level of dissatisfaction with your performance, any organization will figure out where there is an option or a point of entry where they can separate you from them," said Roy Cohen, a New York...
  • In May, Obama worked about four hours a day

    06/29/2011 9:23:50 PM PDT · by FreedomFighter1013 · 41 replies
    citizen5408.com ^ | June 29, 2011 | Greg C.
    According to the White House, the President doesn't work all that much. During the month of May, which included 21 working days, President Obama claims he worked about 92 hours (91.95 to be exact). That's according to the White House schedule, posted on the whitehouse.gov Website. That equates to an exhausting 4.4 hours per day. Excluding his grueling G8 summit travels during the week of May 23 (when he was forced to endure eight hour work days!), Mr. Obama worked an average of 3.25 hours per day when at the White House in May. Indeed, the President's schedule is so...
  • U.S. Warns Israelis on Tourist Visa Work Scam

    06/23/2011 12:20:00 PM PDT · by Amerisrael · 7 replies · 1+ views
    [Still looking for that scary youtube video of State Dept. official warning illegal aliens from south of the border seeking "work", that they could be banned from the U.S. for life if caught working here illegally.] [So far, not having any luck finding that video. Mabye they just made one for the benefit of young Israelis thinking about coming here to work illegally.] From INN: "The U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv released a video warning young Israelis not to be tempted by illegal offers of work in the United States. The YouTube video features testimony by young Israelis who were...
  • Gov. Perry signs "Baker's Bill"

    06/20/2011 6:34:35 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 66 replies · 1+ views
    KLTV- 7 ^ | June 19, 2011 | Annette Falconer
    Governor Rick Perry has signed "The Baker's Bill", leading Texas bakers in hope for another source of income, all while staying in their home. KLTV's Annette Falconer talks with one east Texas baker, who can't wait to start her baking business. It's the day that can't come too soon for baker, Stephanie Frazier. "September first you'll hear me calling around saying, hey, would you like a cookie?", says Frazier. Governor Perry signed the "Bakers Bill", allowing bakers like Fazier to sell their non-perishable goodies. "If you had a kitchen under the same roof where people slept, you were not allowed...
  • 5 ways to really annoy your boss

    05/15/2011 10:38:17 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 11 replies
    OC Register ^ | 15 May 2011 | MARY ANN MILBOURN
    Want to really tick off your boss? Hand in sloppy work. An Accountemps survey of 1,400 chief financial officers showed that 41% cited lack of attention to detail or sloppy work as the thing that annoyed them the most. "Having to constantly double-check someone else's work is a sure recipe for tension between coworkers," said Max Messmer, chairman of Accountemps and author of "Human Resources Kit For Dummies, 2nd Edition" (John Wiley & Sons, Inc.). "The success of any team depends on everyone carrying his or her weight." Gossip and office politics also got the CFOs' dander up. Messmer acknowledged...
  • On the Clock for the Government - When Do YOU Stop Working For the Government?

    05/11/2011 10:37:07 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/11/2011 | Tom Gantert
    Michigan residents have to punch in from 9 a.m. to 11:07 a.m. every work day to pay off their tax liability, according to a study done by The Tax Foundation. The “Tax Bite in the Eight Hour Day” analysis included federal, state and local taxes in the state. Michigan ranked 26th nationwide. Connecticut was No. 1, with their workers having to be on the clock for government until 11:40 a.m. Mississippi workers were able to cut out the earliest, leaving at 10:51 a.m. The overall nationwide average was 11:13 a.m., as taxes ate up 27.7 percent of U.S. workers’ salaries...
  • Catholic Word of the Day: RERUM NOVARUM, 05-06-11

    05/06/2011 9:23:56 AM PDT · by Salvation · 1 replies
    CatholicReference.net ^ | 05-06-11 | Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary
    Featured Term (selected at random):RERUM NOVARUM Encyclical of Pope Leo XIII, issued on May 15, 1891, on the condition of labor. It refutes the theories of the socialists and defends the rights of private ownership. It advises employers and workers to organize into both mixed and separate associations for mutual help and self-protection. All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.
  • Why we love the rat race. Be Honest, despite calls to "unplug," we actually get joy from work

    04/18/2011 7:21:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    New York Post ^ | 04/18/2011 | Kyle Smith
    Be honest. You’re a control freak. You’re in a rat race. You’re trapped on the hedonic treadmill, you’re surfing the info tsunami and you’re mainlining off your Crackberry. Gonna have to face it, you’re addicted to work. And that’s exactly the way it should be. Consider the Dickens Paradox. In George Orwell’s essay on Charles Dickens, he wonders what the Victorian novelist’s heroes get up to after the books end: “The answer evidently is that they did nothing . . . That is the spirit in which most of Dickens’ books end — a sort of radiant idleness. His heroes,...
  • Baby Boomer moms keep supporting grown kids?

    04/15/2011 12:43:50 PM PDT · by decimon · 117 replies
    Reuters ^ | April 15, 2011 | Barbara Liston
    ORLANDO, Fla (Reuters) – More than half of Baby Boom-generation mothers support adult children financially and 60 percent are the go-to person when their grown kids encounter problems, according to a survey issued on Thursday. That trend contrasted with the 86 percent of those 46- to 65-year-old women surveyed who said they were fully independent of their own parents by age 25. "We wanted to get the hell out as soon as possible," said Liz Kitchens, a partner in The Kitchens Group, a public opinion research firm in Orlando, Florida, that conducted the survey. > Helen Bernstein, a 54-year-old former...
  • New unemployment claims surge to 412,000

    04/14/2011 8:38:03 AM PDT · by Signalman · 29 replies
    CNNMoney ^ | 4/14/2011 | Hibah Yousuf
    NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- The number of Americans filing first-time claims for unemployment benefits rose last week, a sign that the job market's road to recovery remains bumpy. The number of initial claims increased to 412,000 in the week ended Apr. 9, up 27,000 from the week before, the Labor Department said Thursday. The figure was the highest in two months and surprised economists, who were expecting 385,000 new claims. The spike disrupted the downhill move in jobless claims, which had been coming in below the 400,000-mark for four consecutive weeks. "Given the underlying downward trend, we are inclined to...
  • What's a Job Good For?

    04/04/2011 9:49:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    The Ludwig Von Mises Institute ^ | April 1, 2011 | Jeffrey A. Tucker
    Most people say that a job is good for making money. So, if you don't need money, what's the point? The fabled English aristocratic class of the late 19th and early 20th century apparently thought that way, if the caricatures painted by Jeeves and Wooster, Brideshead, and the like have any truth to them. Their main job was getting dressed and undressed. It seems like young Americans are thinking the same way. Doug French drew my attention to some statistics from the Wall Street Journal on teenage employment that knocked me out. In 2000, slightly more than a third of...