Is government involvement necessary to help the U.S. economy rebound? Or is it something that will only impede the progress of free enterprise in America? That’s one of the most divisive issues in the country right now, and you’ll hear a lot of talk about such things as we get closer and closer to the […]
Does collecting unemployment checks keep unemployed Americans from looking for full-time work? Millions of Americans are waiting to see what Congress will soon decide as a temporary extension of the emergency federal unemployment benefits will expire at the end of February. Currently, unemployed Americans in 21 states are eligible for assistance as long as 99 […]
Are you a slacker for working 40 hours a week? Do you feel guilty for eating in the breakroom instead of at your desk? Has the laziness of the American worker contributed to our current economic problems? Politicians from both sides of the aisle in Washington have basically answered “yes” to that last question.
The squeeze on American wallets continues, and at a faster pace than expected. We are paying more to fill up our cars, refrigerators and closets – but income isn’t growing and U.S. unemployment isn’t shrinking. The Consumer Price Index (CPI) rose 0.5% in July. That’s the measure of average change in consumer prices for goods […]
Hey America! What happened? How’d you get that huge bump on your head? What’s that? You hit your noggin on the debt ceiling!?! Ouch! That’s gotta hurt! Better put some ice on that puppy! Usually, it’s no big deal when our government hit the debt ceiling. In the past, lawmakers just voted to raise it […]
Protests in Madison, Wisconsin continued today as the state Assembly prepares to vote on a budget repair bill that’s generated controversy and national attention. At the heart of the matter is newly elected Republican Governor Scott Walker’s plan to close up Wisconsin’s $137 million budget deficit by limiting the collective bargaining rights of public employee […]
Merry Christmas from Washington. Hopefully, just about everyone is satisfied now. It really seems like this week’s compromise between the White House and Republican lawmakers was designed to make all sides as happy as possible. President Obama agreed to extend the Bush Tax cuts to all Americans – including those making more than $250-thousand a […]