By Les Leopold
August unemployment numbers are ugly, yet again. Nearly 30 million Americans are still jobless or forced into part-time jobs. The Bureau of Labor Statistics official unemployment rate is 9.6%. It’s borader and more telling jobless rate (U6) of 16.7% confirms that we’re stuck in our own version of the Great Depression. We’ll need more than 22 million new jobs to bring us back to full-employment. Happy Labor Day.
To get out of this quagmire we’ll have to face up to two fundamental facts:
Posted in Economy Economics, Labor
Tagged banksters, class war, Credit Default Swaps, deregulation, economics, Labor, labor day, subprime mortgage, Unemployment, wall street greed
Campaign ’10: Meek v Greene [1st Debate Overview]
copyright © 2010 Betsy L. Angert. BeThink.org
More than a month has passed, actually now it has been two. In the third week of June, I heard the song in my head for the first time. With each day that passes the volume increases. Friends, family, and familiars were privy to what has been a curiosity for me. Still haunted by what I know needs to be shared farther and wider, today I tell you my tale. The story begins with two Florida Democrats. Each aspires to fill the one open United States Senate seat. The date; June 22, 2010. I was amongst those invited to attend the initial Meek Greene debate.. The place? The Palm Beach Post headquarters. The time? Midday. The reality realized and the reason my mind marinated in the melody titled It’s About Time, Today, Democrats, Progressives are not as they were.
Posted in Elections, Exopolitics
Tagged 2010 Election, Campaign Financing, Credit Default Swaps, Democratic Candidate Debate, florida, Jeff Green, Kendrick Meek, Local Politics, Miami Herald, Money in Politics, Palm Beach County, Palm Beach Post, Saint Petersburg Times, St. Petersburg Times, Subprime Loans