Once again, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates has proposed an increase in health care premiums for military retirees and their families as a way to save money and cut the Department of Defense budget.
The nation's unemployment rate fell to 9.4 percent last month, the lowest level since May 2009, after a year in which employers created more than a million jobs, the Labor Department reported Friday morning.
Federal Reserve chairman Ben S. Bernanke on Friday morning urged Congress once again to act to bring down trillion-dollar deficits that threaten the nation's economic future.
The U.S. unemployment rate dropped to 9.4 percent last month, its lowest level in 19 months. That was because more people found jobs, but also because some people gave up on their job searches.
Confronting President Obama, the new Republican-led House took a first step Friday toward a symbolic vote to repeal his landmark health care overhaul law, which would provide coverage to more than 30 million Americans without health insurance.
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, said Thursday the new health care law is getting in the way of job creation and vowed that Republicans are committed to repealing it.
More people applied last week for unemployment benefits, one week after applications fell to the lowest level in more than two years.
As the new Gray administration moves forward, policymakers would do well to implement policies that force a man to stiffen his spine.
"Cross us and people will die." That is the message the public can take away from last week's New York snow-removal meltdown (no pun intended). The debacle showed how government employee unions, by holding a monopoly on services, can cripple communities in retaliation for not getting what they want. And they will do it time and time again.