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Tag: great recession

The REAL numbers are far worse, like when you include retired people and children!

Trump Delegates Can’t Believe How Terrible The Economy Is For Everyone But Them

Republican convention delegates are really disappointed the economy is in such terrible shape, except where they're from, where things are great in spite of Barack Obama, not because of anything he did.
They like representation! They really like representation!

More Bad News For Republicans: Americans SO Gay For Labor Unions

So here's a big fuckin' deal: Despite decades of declining union membership (thanks, "right to work" laws!), a new Gallup poll shows that, for the first time since the recession, a majority of Americans like labor unions again: Americans' approval...
Wow such current meme. Still more up to date than Norquist

Now Grover Norquist Wants To Drown Republicans In The Bathtub

There is an old saying: if you laid all the economists in the world end to end, Grover Norquist would still be wrong about everything. Still, you have to give him a lot of credit (No you don't). In spite...
You're getting your poverty on us, Ben

Former Fed Chair Ben Bernanke Denied Refinanced Mortgage Like Common Poor

The next time you see Ben Bernanke and he's all like, "Bro, could you spot me five bucks, bro?" do NOT spot him five bucks, bro, because Bernanke ain't good for it. That's not our opinion, it's the opinion...

With Nothing Else to Worry About, Congress Cuts Food Stamp Budget

Hey, remember when the economy went to hell and one in ten workers were out of a job  and millions of Americans lost their homes? That was awful, but LUCKILY rich people have completely recovered from the Great Recession (and then...

Obama Installs Consumer Chief, Officially Makes Citizens ‘Consumers’

Citing a pressing need to legally redefine Americans as "consumers" before they get any other big ideas, President Obama today appointed his choice to lead the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The appointment bypassed the Senate, because the Republican...

Stocks Collapse Worldwide On News About Meg Whitman

Unloved corporate failure Meg Whitman was last seen insisting that she should be governor of California because goddammit, she paid $141 million to be governor of California. And now the former eBay executive has re-appeared on the public stage,...

Obama Preparing ‘Jobs Plan’ To Give $961.04 To Each American

According to somebody who telephoned CNN, Barack Obama's jobs plan will involve somehow spending $300 billion because of tax cuts, and then people will have jobs again. No really this is what the article says. That's $961.04 for every...

Obama Was Supposed To Be the Kenyan FDR, But Now He’s Herbert Hoover?

Of all the "this president is like that president" games, the one that Barack Obama's supporters were very unlikely to come up with was, "Barack Obama is the Black Herbert Hoover." But, according to this chart showing Barry's approval...

U.S. Recovery Canceled Due To New, Neverending Economic Depression

The stock markets just closed in New York, hooray! ("Hooray," because now the stock markets can't fall any further today. But tune in tomorrow!) If you don't care because you're already poor -- hello, 90% of America! -- or...

Just In Time For U.S. Default, U.S. Recession Gets Much Worse

While the Republicans try to force a default of the American Nation with such tactics as "scholarship grants are for communists," the Democrats are engaged in an exciting game of catch-up. "Oh," Obama might say, looking thoughtfully at his...

Obama Campaign’s New Contest: You Could Win a Plate of Food

Times are tough and getting significantly tougher, so it's a challenge for the Obama campaign to come up with some fundraising stunts that will attract any attention in these desperate, weird times. He could put his dong on Twitter,...

As American Middle Class Vanishes, Advertisers Focus Only On Richest 10%

Here's something with a plus and a minus: Most Americans will soon be free of endless advertising and marketing campaigns, because the advertising industry has decided the only money to be made is in marketing things to the last...

Nation Needs To Replace 6,955,000 Pre-Recession Jobs; 38,000 Created Last Month

At the rate of last month's dismal job creation, it will take more than 15 years for America to replace the 7 million jobs that vanished in this Great Recession. The awful new job numbers -- just 38,000 in...

Nearly a Third of American Mortgages ‘Underwater’

The economic recovery continues to be a complete fiction, like the Harry Potter books but without all the fun sex magick. Unemployment is officially back to 9%, with real unemployment at 22%. Energy and food costs keep rising as...

Wal-Mart Shoppers Now Completely Out of Money

Crap merchant Wal-Mart has watched shoppers flee its grim aisles in increasing numbers for the past two years -- seven straight quarters of declining sales. So what happened to this glorious monument of American Exceptionalism in the late 20th...