On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released January's jobs report and, as has been the case for some time now, the news was good. The economy added 257,000 jobs during the month.
Coupled with inhumane austerity cuts, the GOP is getting precisely what they apparently live for; more despair and destitution among the poor, especially children.
So how exactly can we address income inequality by simply asking everyone to learn new skills and find a better job, avoiding the reality of the need for a re-distribution of social resources? We can't.
Rather than asking individuals to increase their value, we need to transform how we as a society value the work individuals do.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released June's jobs report on Thursday. The report was released a day earlier than normal due to Friday being a national holiday. The BLS showed that the economy added 288,000 jobs in the month of June.
On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released the jobs report for the month on May. For the fourth month in a row, American employers added over 200,000 jobs. For May, we saw 217,000 nonfarm payroll jobs added to the economy.
GOP Senators voted almost unanimously to block a three month extension on benefits for the long term unemployed.
"The widening divide in incomes between the poor and rich poses the most likely threat to the global economy over the next decade" according to the World Economic Forum
The snide satisfaction conservatives gloat in their declaration that the War on Poverty failed is apropos given how they sabotaged it
As the nation remembers Dr. Martin Luther King's dream of an America where all men are created equal, it is evident that King's dream is unattainable so long as Republicans promote inequality.