Archive for the ‘Jobs’ Category

Republicans Vow First Order of Business Will Be A Pointless Exercise in Showing Who’s Boss by Approving KXL

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As I noted a few weeks ago, I’m still surprised by the number of people that just don’t remember that gas was WELL below $2/gallon before… not just before George W. Bush… but two years into the Bush presidency before the invasion of Iraq in 2003. They just couldn’t fathom gas prices ever being as low […]

 
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January 5, 2015
Posted in: Election, Energy Independence, General, Greed, Jobs, Money, myth busting, Partisanship, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity

Keystone XL: Not Just a Potential Environmental Disaster But An Economic One Too.

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Did you know about 1/2 of the Keystone XL Pipeline has ALREADY BEEN BUILT? The KXL project is a 1,200 mile long pipeline extending from Hardisty, Alberta to refineries in Houston, Texas near The Houston Ship Channel. The southern legs of the pipeline, one branch from Steele City, KS to the pipeline hub of Cushing, Okla., and the other […]

 
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November 17, 2014
Posted in: Economy, Energy Independence, Environment, Global Warming, Greed, Jobs, Money, myth busting, Right-Wing Insanity

Boehner Says House Has “focused like a laser” on jobs. Seriously. (Fact-checked.)

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We start this week with another quote: “A lie can travel half way around the world while the truth is putting on its shoes.” – Mark Twain Even more true today in the age of the Internet. And I hate to tell you this, but Democrats just lost the Senate. As soon as you start […]

 
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September 29, 2014
Posted in: Election, Jobs, Money, myth busting, Partisanship, Politics, rewriting history, Right-Wing Hypocrisy, voting

Labor Day: Record Job growth. S&P hits 30th record high. Obama approval among Republicans: 11%.

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On this Labor Day, I’ll let the video do the talking (I apologize for the low quality. Recording technology has improved greatly since I recorded this ELEVEN YEARS AGO TODAY):   Bush campaigns for reelection amid record bad jobs numbers. (2:48) September 1, 2003 Get the latest Flash Player to see this player. [Javascript required […]

 
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September 1, 2014
Posted in: Economy, Jobs, Partisanship, Politics, rewriting history, Right-Wing Hypocrisy

Keystone XL Protest Signs for Download

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As promised, here are seven posters/signs that I created for the Keystone XL Protest that I plan to attend this weekend. As I mentioned on Monday, I believe it is FAR more effective to focus on NON-CO2 related reasons for opposing the pipeline when your goal is to convince people that don’t believe in “Global Warming” and […]

 
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February 28, 2014
Posted in: Economy, Energy Independence, Environment, Global Warming, Greed, Jobs, Middle East, myth busting, Politics

No, the Keystone Tar Sand Oil is NOT Inevitable

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A little birdy tells me that President Obama is now considering approving the final leg of the infamous “Keystone XL” pipeline because some big names on the Left have resigned themselves to the idea that the tar sands making it to market is “inevitable”, so we might as well be the ones to do it before a “less” […]

 
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February 24, 2014
Posted in: Economy, Energy Independence, Environment, Global Warming, Jobs, Money, myth busting, Seems Obvious to Me

Apathy Latest Enemy In Fighting Keystone XL Pipeline

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Back in April of 2011, I wrote a lengthy post detailing all the misconceptions, deceptions and outright lies being spread by supporters of the “Keystone XL” pipeline. It was popular and important enough that I gave that post its own page, linked from the Top Menu above. Quite literally, EVERY benefit being claimed about the pipeline is complete […]

 
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February 3, 2014
Posted in: Economy, Energy Independence, Environment, Global Warming, Jobs, myth busting, Politics

Mugsy’s Annual Predictions for 2014: No more predictions for Syria (kinda)

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I never put any stock in “13” being an “unlucky number”, but after the year I just had, one can’t help but wonder. My predictions for 2013 were a bit rushed. I cranked them out at the last minute as I spent my days preoccupied trying to save the life of my beloved cat “Lefty”. One year […]

 
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December 30, 2013
Posted in: Economy, Election, General, Guns & Violence, Healthcare, Jobs, Middle East, Partisanship, Politics, Predictions, Religion, Seems Obvious to Me, Taxes, voting, War

Pinging the Bullshit Meter: Gingrich Says Poorest Big Cities All Have Dem Mayors

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Get the latest Flash Player to see this player. [Javascript required to view Flash movie, please turn it on and refresh this page] “Sorry Newt, that’s a Bullshit statistic.” That was my immediate reaction to Newt Gingrich’s claim that, “Every major city which is a center of poverty is run by Democrats. Every major city!” […]

 
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December 16, 2013
Posted in: Economy, General, Jobs, Money, myth busting, Politics, Seems Obvious to Me

Good Economic News Despite Shutdown? Thank low gas prices

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It’s a point I’ve been making for years: Gas Prices have THE MOST direct impact on the economy than any other factor. When gas prices go up, consumers have less money to spend elsewhere. In addition, the costs of production go up, as does the price of shipping those goods to market. So not only […]

 
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December 9, 2013
Posted in: Economy, Energy Independence, General, Jobs

Thinking Outside the GOP Box: Creating New Jobs Without Resorting to Tax Cuts

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Last Tuesday, President Obama began his “Better Bargain” jobs tour promising to “overhaul business taxes” in exchange for jobs created here at home. Every time I hear a Democrat using the language of Republicans, suggesting “tax cuts” as a way to create jobs, I cringe. There are PLENTY of ways to encourage job growth here at home without destroying the tax […]

 
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August 5, 2013
Posted in: Economy, General, Infrastructure, Jobs, Money, Seems Obvious to Me, Taxes

Why Aren’t Obama’s Scandals Gaining Traction? Because the public knows the messengers have no credibility.

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Godwin’s Law states that the longer any political argument goes on, the greater the likelihood is someone will compare the other side to Hitler. It’s a sound law that has withstood the test of time. But not only is it reliable, it points out a very important point when arguing politics: eventually one side… clearly seeing […]

 
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June 3, 2013
Posted in: fake scandals, Jobs, myth busting, Partisanship, Politics, Right-Wing Insanity, Taxes, Unconstitutional