Tag: economy

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Morning Maddow: The Economy’s Pretty Good, So Let’s Shut Down The Government

Hey, look! Turns out the economy's doing pretty well, what with yet another good jobs report and some pretty nice economic growth charts for Democratic presidents -- even that Obama fellow, except of course for that unpleasantness in 2009...
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Obama Fails To Kill Another New 321,000 Jobs, IMPEACH!

Here is some terrible news for you: Job-killing socialist Marxist Kenyanist President Obama has failed once again to destroy the economy, according to the latest report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics: Job gains were widespread, led by growth in...
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GOP’s Awesome Plan To Make America All Better, Starting With Killing A Million Jobs

John Boehner and Mitch McConnell have affixed their names to a VERY IMPORTANT op-ed in the Wall Street Journal today,* explaining all the terrific fresh new ideas that they'll be able to accomplish with their brand-new Republican control of...
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Last Month’s Jobless Claims Fall To 14-Year Low. Thanks Republican Senate!

Well, look at that! The Republicans take the Senate, and in less than 48 hours, the four-week average of initial jobless claims falls to a 14-year low! Now that's a jobs plan! About 278,000 people filed for first-time unemployment benefits,...
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Bill Maher Right About A Thing

Bill Maher can really be a self-important, sanctimonious asshole at times. Thankfully, this is not one of them. On Real Time this week, Maher laid into all the Democrats who have been running as if Barack Obama were the...
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Nine Easy Halloween Costume Ideas That Won’t Get You Laid And May Kill You

This is you: "I want to dress up for Halloween but I'm lazy and have bad ideas. Can you help?" Probably not, but let's take a crack at it anyway. Here are nine "easy" costume ideas for you to...

Fox News Pretty Sure This Strong Jobs Report Proves Barack Obama Is Terrible

So, hey, some pretty good employment news today: The June jobs report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the economy added 288,000 jobs in June, and the unemployment rate dropped from 6.3% in May to 6.1% last...

Jon Stewart Tries To Distract Us From All These Obama Distractions Fox News Is Yelling About

Forget comedy; Jon Stewart is quite simply one of our best media critics, a Marshal McLuhan for stoned millennials. On Tuesday's Daily Show, he treated us to his analysis of the pre-Super Bowl interview in which "the most powerful...

A Slightly More Sober Discussion Of President Obama’s State Of The Union Awesomeness

Gentlemen, did you wake up this morning with a little extra pep in your Mr. Peepers? We sure did, because WE FINALLY GOT OUR PRESIDENT BACK! It’s like that awesome hopey and changey guy from 2008 snuck back out...

Unemployment Rate Falls To 7 Percent, Proving We Must Repeal Obamacare

Folks, it's time to face facts. Obama's plan to destroy the economy has failed. We had high hopes after the first 14 months of Obama's first term, as we reveled in the negative jobs numbers that kept rolling in...

Wall Street Is Your New Landlord, Please Pay Your Rent Or The Economy Will Crash Again, Thanks!

How's that vein in your forehead? Poppin' fresh? No? You're happy?! Well that won't do at all! Here, read this story about how Wall Street firms are furiously buying up cheap homes, renting them out, refusing to treat infestations of vermin, threatening...

Capitalist Running Dogs Rand Paul And Alan Greenspan Will Teach You Dumb Liberals About Capitalism

Gosh, we are such dumb liberals! We thought we knew all about capitalism, an economic system most of us have lived with our entire lives. We thought we knew all about private ownership, and free markets, and the commodification...

GOP Shutdown Saves Economy From Too Much Prosperity

Well, we are in week 2 of what seems to be a shutdown about... something ... who really knows at this point? Now that Obamacare is glitchily bumbling along, what, exactly, is the GOP demanding for releasing the hostage?...

NH Senate Candidate Jim Rubens: Mass Shooters, Serial Killers Just Standing Their Ground Against The Matriarchy

On this fine morning we are pleased to present a genuine rarity: A Republican politician who seems sincerely worried about mass shootings! Former New Hampshire State Sen. Jim Rubens, who is officially eyeing Jeanne Shaheen's US Senate seat, made...

Summers Vs. Warren Banking Committee Cage Match Canceled As Larry Summers Craps Out

Unloved money brute Lawrence "Larry" Summers will not be your new Ben Bernanke after withdrawing his name from consideration for Federal Reserve Chairman on Sunday. Mainly this is because humans are hard-wired to distrust men named Larry, but there...

Conservative Newspaper Editor Fired For Rude Headline About Putting Something In President’s Butt

If someone told you to go "shove it," you'd think that was pretty cute, right? Maybe you'd come back with a quick "up your nose with a rubber hose" and, tension defused, you'd ask if they got to second...