Tag Archives: Congress

An Easter wish of sorts (and defending the faith)

This is a year when Easter and Passover converge more or less. So it’s probably as good a time as any for this post. Full Disclaimer–four days out of seven I consider myself Christian on some level. I was fully invested in the faith last decade until my congregation blew up, and a good sermon […]

Rise up for the unemployed this Friday

Occu-Evolve is organizing a protest specifically around the issue of unemployment. It’s Friday at noon. Here’s why you should be there: Despite the much touted ‘recovery’, adult employment participation is lower than it has been since married women started entering the workforce in 1978. Since 1978, it has taken most families 104 weekly paychecks to […]

Joblessness doesn’t pay

On the 28th of December, long term unemployment benefits expired. The Republican majority inĀ Congress allowed this to happenĀ even though a majority of Americans thought they should be continued. Depending on who you believe, this is the first time the US government has cut extended benefits with the long-term unemployment rate this high. Per the National […]

The Senate fixes the part of the Sequester it cares about

Per Huffington Post: In a quick and unanticipated session on Thursday night, the U.S. Senate approved a resolution that would allow the Federal Aviation Administration budget flexibility to stop furloughing air traffic controllers. The measure, approved by unanimous consent, came just days after forced unpaid leaves for controllers began, delaying thousands of flights… Translation: The […]