Supporters of public lands are alarmed by a change in U.S. House rules that appears to smooth the way to transferring federal land to states to do with as they wish. 66 more words
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Premiums and the number of uninsured would soar under a Republican bill Congress passed last year scuttling the Affordable Care Act, a nonpartisan budget analyst estimated in a report underlining the GOP’s risks in its fresh push to dismantle and replace the health care law. 9 more words
I’m reading the rules package you voted for on the first day of the new Congress.
- 25: “The Director of the Congressional Budget Office shall … prepare an estimate of whether a bill … would cause … a net increase in direct spending in excess of $5,000,000,000 in any of the 4 consecutive 10 fiscal year periods….” 143 more words
Does long-term unemployment hurt a person’s chance of returning to the work force? According to a 2012 analysis by the U.S. Congressional Budget Office, long-term unemployment may “produce a self-perpetuating cycle wherein protracted spells of unemployment heighten employer’s reluctance to hire those individuals, which in turn leads to even longer spells of joblessness.” But despite widespread concern about this cycle of long-term unemployment, it has been difficult to credibly establish whether this challenge actually exists. 280 more words
As I discussed in my last post, Donald Trump’s primary mandate from the presidential election is to get the economy growing faster in order to help out his base of blue-collar workers who have suffered wage stagnation for many years and especially since the end of the Great Recession in June 2009. 263 more words
By Tom Quiner
The president’s smug gene was in overdrive:
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“It is sometimes important for people to step back and measure how far we’ve come. The economy right now is better than any other economy in the world by a significant margin.