Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's Senate Republican Communications Center is pointing out a data point President Obama and congressional Democrats like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi would rather not talk about - 2,837,000.
That's the number of jobs lost between February 2009 and December 2010, according to the Department of Labor's Current Employment Statistics Survey. Read More
Since assuming office, Chris Christie has been relentlessly hammering home the message that New Jersey’s state government, which is badly in the red, must live within its means. But he’s also not afraid to make the tough decisions either. Read More
Via Glenn Reynolds, Rich Lowry drops this amazing statistic into his column today: Read More
The Congressional Western Caucus, headed by Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., and Rep. Rob Bishop, R-Utah, have just released a report titled “The War on Western Jobs.” From the report’s introduction: Read More
In a recession, experts eye unemployment charts every month looking for signs of a recovery, but as AEI’s Henry Olsen writes, we shouldn’t ignore the employment rate. What percentage of working-age Americans actually have jobs?
With the dismal GDP figures that came in today, The New York Times isn’t mincing words. The outlook for jobs and economic growth is bleak:
There is no more disputing it: the economic recovery in the United States has indeed slowed. Read More
The environmental aspect of the gulf oil spill has been grabbing all the headlines. But in Houston, where the energy industry drives economic growth, they’re starting to about the jobs that could be lost by the government-imposed, six month drilling moratorium: Read More
One would think, upon reading an Associated Press story headlined "Payrolls up 431,000, lifted by census hiring," that the news contained in Uncle Sam's Employment Situation report today was at least pretty decent (link is to screen cap of the AP's brief 8:53 a.m report, saved for fair use and discussion purposes; it was replaced by Read More
From The Hill, on last night’s Charlie Rose appearance by VP Joe Biden:
The Obama administration’s signature stimulus program has been an “absolute success” so far, Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday. Read More
Matt Lloyd, who handles media for the House Republican Conference on behalf of Rep. Mike Pence of Indiana, the conference chairman, notes the similarity between a headline in today's edition of The New York Times and headlines previously seen on a regular basis.
First, here's today's Times head: Democrats Shifting Focus Back to Jobs Creation. Read More