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In her 17 months out of work, Lita Ness has heard all the criticisms of extended unemployment insurance that has led to the program getting suspended amid a partisan standoff in Congress.
The U.S. is the only high-income country without any national paid medical leave program, according to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), who is proposing legislation based on programs in New Jersey and California to provide leave insurance.
With final losses from the auto industry bailout near $15 billion, President Obama is using fuzzy math to claim that taxpayers lost no money on his administration's portion of the rescue program, analysts say.
Twinkies are selling for hundreds of dollars on eBay. Union membership has been dropping steadily over the past decade.
So how's the economic recovery treating you? For many Americans, the answer is, not well. In fact, some may ask: What recovery?
We all know how the Obama administration likes to portray the auto bailout: A generous infusion of money enabled the government to save General Motors and Chrysler. Jobs that otherwise would have disappeared were rescued by this taxpayer-funded largesse.
Imagine a job where you earn an above-average salary, enjoy plenty of paid leave, have enviable health benefits and get to retire at age 56 with a generous pension. Sound good?
Each month, the federal government releases its unemployment report. As measurements of economic health go, you can't get more basic than how many jobs we're adding. The simple fact is we aren't.
One picture, they say, is worth a thousand words. Sometimes you need only one number. Consider the latest monthly jobs report, which shows an uptick in unemployment from 8.8 percent to 9.0 percent. Yet it's another number I'd like to highlight.