Tag: economy

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While We Were Filling Up Our Pickups, China Cut Greenhouse Gas A Whole Bunch

Some cautious good news on climate, maybe! China has reduced its emissions of greenhouse gases by a big whole lot, according to Greenpeace -- about an 8 percent reduction in coal use in the first four months of 2015...
no, I really do not deserve this

Sleazy Lehman Bros. Only Paid $44 Million In Bonuses Last Year, Thanks Obama

Pop quiz: What do you do if you're the last vestige of Lehman Brothers, the banking and investment company whose demise was the biggest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history and now you're in the post-bankruptcy process of slowly unraveling...
That bridge sucked anyway.

If Kansas Jumped Off A Bridge, Would Other States Do It Too? Apparently Yes!

You may be familiar with the state of Kansas, where Governor Sam Brownback and the ruling GOP have conducted what Brownback has called a "great experiment" in conservative economics. They've radically slashed income taxes, especially for top earners, on...

Sad Ted Cruz Wonders Why Obama Hates Poor People So Much

Republicans are On Message, you guys, with their 2016 talking points. They are being very disciplined lately when they say lies with their mouths about the economy, maybe Politics USA is right that the nice people at the secret...
Glad that's all behind us now

Obama Is Bad Commie, Shrinks Deficit Again

Do you remember the Great Deficit Panic of 2011? How Obamacare and The Stimulus and the GM Bailout were going to bankrupt the country? How our children were going to be left roaming the streets, forced to dumpster-dive for...
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Jamie Dimon Crying Platinum Tears That Banks Have To Pay Money For Breaking Laws

Between 2013 and 2014, JPMorgan Chase, a shadowy banking cabal, paid some $14 billion with a b in legal costs stemming from various criminal enterprises the company willfully engaged in to make money. So of course the bank's CEO,...
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Mitch McConnell Notices Economy Pretty Good, Figures He Built That

It looks like Republicans have finally figured out how they're going to deal with the unfortunate fact that the economy has been steadily improving under Barack Obama: Just say it was all due to the wisdom of Republicans. Michele...
Get it? 'Going up'? Look, they can't all be inspired. -- The Maddow graphics team.

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...
Thank god somebody has some fresh thinking!

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,...
Sure he's a jerk. And he's dead on this time.

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...