Economics

Trump Launches Sexist Attack On AOC

Since she was elected to Congress in 2018, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been a subject of fascination for Republicans. Much of…

2 years ago

Markets Crash, Trading Halted At Opening Bell, Despite Trump-Endorsed Fed Cut

Over the past weekend, in an effort to inject a boost to an already fragile economy and stock market, the…

3 years ago

‘The Markets Are Gonna Be Just Fine’ Trump Says On Day Of Massive Stock Market Dropoffs

The stock markets have tanked pretty hard due to concerns surrounding the spread of coronavirus across the globe. Nevertheless, President…

3 years ago

With 14 American Deaths Reported So Far, Trump ‘Likes’ That Coronavirus Could Be Good For The Economy, In Some Ways

President Donald Trump certainly likes to spin news headlines to create an image that is favorable to him. That's a…

3 years ago

‘Wrong!’: MSNBC Hosts In Disbelief After Trump Proves He Doesn’t Understand Basic Economics

Either the businessman president doesn't understand basic economics or he is intentionally misleading the American public.

5 years ago

Study Says Trump’s Climate Change Denial Spells Economic Disaster for His Supporters

Perhaps the only thing more dangerous than the toxic things the petulant president says is what he doesn’t say.

6 years ago

Wall St. Economic Expert’s Warning Should Terrify All But Rich Americans

Trump’s economic plan will confer vast monetary gains on the very wealthiest Americans while leaving Trump’s electoral base further behind.

6 years ago

Conservative Economist Ben Stein Says Trump May Make Him Vote Democrat for First Time

"I don't know where he got the idea that you can just somehow drive a big pickup truck into Mexico…

6 years ago

Trickle-Down to Keep-the-Worker-Down: It’s Not the “Skills Gap” Driving Down Wages

Witness the reality of the GOP's keep-the worker-down economics and its persistent drive to re-distribute wealth from the bottom to…

7 years ago

Rand Paul Fears Sanders’ European-Style Socialism Leads to Genocide

Paul compared Sanders' European-style socialism to the communist regimes of Stalin, Mao and Pol Pot as though they are identical

7 years ago

John Boehner To Hold Tax Repeal Vote To Increase Welfare For the Rich

Speaker of the House John Boehner will hold a vote to repeal the "Estate Tax" and give the very richest…

8 years ago

Countering GOP Obstruction Obama Initiative Creates 500,000 High-Paying Jobs

The President launched an initiative last week to train 500,000 Americans for high-paying jobs in high-technology services.

8 years ago

Fox News Ignores Latest Jobs Report Showing Lowest Unemployment Rate In Seven Years

The Bureau of Labor Statistics released February's jobs numbers on Friday showing that the unemployment rate ticked down to 5.5%,…

8 years ago

President Obama’s Economy Continues To Surge As 257,000 Jobs Added In January

On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released January's jobs report and, as has been the case for some time…

8 years ago

GOP Trickle Down Has 70% of Americans Near Financial Calamity

Instead of changing course and helping the majority of the population, Republicans still propose heaping wealth on the rich and…

8 years ago

Rick Perry Quotes Jesus To Justify Income Inequality and Poverty

Perry's message is clear; there is no reason to address poverty, income inequality, or make any effort to help those…

8 years ago

Boehner And Republicans Plan To Reverse Growth Numbers and Kill Jobs

Now that Republicans will have control of both houses of Congress, they will start, immediately, passing legislation to revert back…

8 years ago

Paul Ryan Plans A CBO Rubber Stamp For Trickle Down Disaster

Paul Ryan is quietly working behind the scenes to make sure the next head of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO),…

8 years ago

Child Homelessness and Poverty Are Rising So Republicans Plan Harsh Program Cuts

Coupled with inhumane austerity cuts, the GOP is getting precisely what they apparently live for; more despair and destitution among…

8 years ago

Uh Oh! Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Meeting Spells Trouble For GOP Energy Platform

Pundits and lay people alike seem to agree that while we shouldn't expect an overnight turnaround in global energy policy,…

8 years ago

Obama Has Best Job Creation Streak Since 1939 So Republicans Vow To Return To Bush

In Republican vernacular, returning to the "old ways" is "taking our country back;" but back to what? If the subject…

8 years ago

Chris Christie Doubles Down on Koch Fueled Cluelessness About The Minimum Wage

Chris Christie refused to let Fox News save him from himself as he doubled down on his misinformed opinion that…

8 years ago

Business and Wall Street Agree: Republicans Are Killing the Economy

Now, after over five years of economists' warnings, banks, Wall Street, and the preponderance of retailers have joined Democrats in…

8 years ago

Who Is Lazier, The Welfare Recipient Or The Rich Guy?

The right-wing negativity critical of those individuals receiving food stamps and other welfare benefits irritates me. The recipients are always…

8 years ago

Former Reagan Adviser Art Laffer Laughably States That Stimulus Caused The Recession

In what had to be one of the dumbest segments in television history, Laffer tried to make the case that…

9 years ago

Work Ethic Challenged Republicans Now Claim the ACA Threatens America’s Work Ethic

Now that their Obamacare kills jobs lie was discredited by the CBO's report and again in testimony to Congress, Republicans…

9 years ago

Republican Denialism and the Ugly Truth About Income Inequality

"The widening divide in incomes between the poor and rich poses the most likely threat to the global economy over…

9 years ago

Liberals Have Fought Alone Since the War on Poverty Ended in 1980

The snide satisfaction conservatives gloat in their declaration that the War on Poverty failed is apropos given how they sabotaged…

9 years ago

A Trickle Down Republican Assault Is Forcing Americans To Work Themselves to Death

Now that Republicans have most Americans working for poverty wages, they can turn their full attention to those nearing their…

9 years ago

Wealthy Americans Prove Pope Francis’ Point by Threatening Economic Blackmail

Home Depot founder Ken Langone complained that the Pope is being mean to rich Americans because unlike rich people in…

9 years ago

Republicans Go Mad As Pope Francis and President Obama Deliver The Same Economic Message

Republican evangelicals have gone mad with rage as Pope Francis and President Obama are delivering the same rejection of their…

9 years ago

Bill O’Reilly Asks Fox News Viewers to Pray for Every Wealthy Person In America

Bill O'Reilly has asked his viewers to pray for people he feels are in imminent danger; every affluent person in…

9 years ago

Republicans Are Making Sure That the Economic Recovery Only Benefits the Rich

If Americans have learned only one thing about the economic recovery, it is that Republicans will make sure the only…

9 years ago

Southern Republicans Drag the Rest of the Nation Down by Doing the Kochs’ Bidding

The real tragedy is that as stupid Southern voters do the Kochs' bidding by keeping Republicans in power, at least…

9 years ago

Republican Attempts To Sabotage the Obama Economy Fail as Good News Pours In

Despite Republicans' best efforts to sabotage the economy, there were three or four suspiciously unreported pieces of good economic news…

9 years ago

Stop Complaining Republicans, the Minimum Wage Should be $22.62 an Hour

Republicans who are wont to claim they speak for all Americans say the people oppose higher wages, but if the…

9 years ago

Mike Huckabee Renews Assault on Sanity of a Living Wage

Huckabee complains that it is easy to spend somebody else's money; it is apparently far easier from his perspective to…

9 years ago

Have Decades of GOP Deregulation & Safety Net Gutting Made Depression the New Normal?

Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman is never afraid to ask the tough questions. Though his…

9 years ago

Natural Born Job Killers: Republicans Are Set to Kill 1 Million More Jobs in 2014

Republicans will be killing 1 million more jobs in 2014, and a new report found that their austerity madness is…

9 years ago

Steve King Says if You’re not a Capitalist You Don’t Love America

"They don't like the constitution, they don't love this country, they don't appreciate the greatness of America, they don't think…

9 years ago

Republicans Who Refused to Do Their Jobs Are Complaining About Getting Nothing Out of Shutdown

Republican members of Congress and their conservative talking heads are angrily complaining that they did not get anything for shutting…

9 years ago

Republicans Have Put America in Distress Because They Refuse to Do Their Jobs

Every one of America's fiscal crises over the past three-and-a-half years is because Republicans refuse to do their jobs of…

9 years ago

Republicans To Spend August Recess Promoting Poverty Creating Policies

Republicans will spend three weeks promoting the policies that drove 4 out of 5 Americans into unemployment, near or at…

10 years ago

Despite GOP, 165k Jobs Created in April and Unemployment at 4-Year Low

Despite draconian Republican efforts to tank the economy and impose austerity on the people for the benefit of the top…

10 years ago

The Republican Championed Simpson-Bowles Budget Plan Is Based on Flawed Data

Simpson-Bowles learned their austerity policy is based on flawed data, but they are still using the erroneous information to argue…

10 years ago

Republican Economic Ignorance Is Pushing America Off The Austerity Cliff

For the past two years under Republican rule, America relinquished its leadership position to Europe and became a devotee of…

10 years ago

Fitch Ratings Shoots Down Every Republican Talking Point on the Debt Ceiling

Fitch ratings poked a huge hole in Republican talking points by warning that using the debt ceiling as a mechanism…

10 years ago

The Right to Work Shot Heard Around the World Won’t End Well for Conservatives

Unions are a part of capitalism; they are one of the self-regulating forces that can serve to keep 'too-big-to-fail' at…

10 years ago

The Right Wing Conspiracy Theorists Who Attack Job Numbers Are Pathetic

The drop in the unemployment rate to 7.8% has gotten the radicals on the right all twisted and spouting pathetic…

10 years ago

Minimum Wage Study Torpedoes another Right Wing Talking Point

A study released by the National Employment Law Project (NELP), however, shows that it is big corporations not small businesses…

11 years ago

While the Unemployed Suffer: The Immorality of The Bush Tax Cuts

It is morally and economically reprehensible that Republicans consider giving tax breaks to rich people who return 30 cents on…

12 years ago