Julian Castro, Mayor of San Antonio, had the honored position of giving the keynote speech at the Democratic Convention. The 37-year-old had a lot of pressure as he was being compared to Barack Obama giving his speech in 2004. Fortunately his grandmother was not there because she would have taken him over her knee and given him a good thrashing.
The political conventions have passed, the August jobs report is out, and many Americans are said to be “giving up hope.”
In two months, voters will be faced with a choice between two fundamentally different approaches to America’s economic challenges: one that advocates for tremendous investments from the federal government to restart the economy and another that allows the regulatory and financial flexibility to let the market and small businesses drive economic growth.
In Hawthorne, California, birthplace of the Beach Boys and just minutes south of Los Angeles International Airport, Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX) is making the futuristic “final frontier” envisioned in movies like “Star Trek” a near-term reality.
The economy created a disappointing 115,000 jobs in April, and the “official” unemployment rate “dropped” to 8.1 percent (from 8.3%) as a result of more Americans leaving the job market altogether.
Chairman of Google questions his proposal for fixing the economy.
I hereby bestow the Bob Dole Award on all the people who are mistakenly focusing on the symptom of red ink rather than the underlying disease of bloated government.
There are two Americas. No, I am not adopting occupy-style rhetoric that pits one group of Americans against another. What I am talking about is the fundamental difference between America’s entrepreneurial private sector and America’s cumbersome public sector.
As reported by USA Today... all types of federal employees - from scientists to custodial staff - have had huge increases in pay over the past five years.
Newt Gingrich's sharp counter attack against Mitt Romney for "laying off employes" during his years as a venture capital investor was taken right out of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's liberal campaign playbook.
The real job creator in this ocuntry is a single bean-counter who works in a small room with a green eyeshade pulled over his head at the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). He creates jobs with the stroke of a pen.
Behind closed doors on Capitol Hill, a massive lobbying effort is underway. On a seemingly small issue with scant public attention, powerful special interests are looking to cash in their chits and strike a deal – a deal that will come at the expense of taxpayers.
Judging by the number of comments on the story, liberals are very offended that I believe Obama is the "The Worst of All Possible Presidents." Somehow, I think, I'll learn to live with the guilt. Over time, I might even learn to laugh about it. Yep: Time's up.
In the last year, the civilian population rose by 1,739,000. Yet the labor force rose by a mere 238,000. Those not in the labor force rose by 1,501,000. Were it not for people dropping out of the labor force, the unemployment rate would be well over 11%.
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