Unemployed could sue if job interview unsuccessful

According to a report in the New York Times, President Obama thinks he may have figured out a way to create jobs, since everything else he has tried has failed, including his $800B stimulus. The president has a jobs bill that would make it illegal to discriminate against job applicants because they are unemployed, especially those who have been out of work for a long time. Excerpt: Under the proposal, it would be “an unlawful employment practice” if a business with 15 or more employees refused to hire a person “because of the individual’s...

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DNC Chairwoman pooh-poohs August jobs report

Florida Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz, chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, tried to deflect the abysmal August jobs report, by trying to turn attention to Mitt Romney’s finances and away from the Obama economy. She finally stated on Fox News Sunday, “Everyone acknowledges that we have a long way to go, but we have made significant progress.” Anyone seen Mitt’s tax returns? Anyone? Anyone? Let’s investigate Obama’s significant progress with job growth. August marks the 41st consecutive month of over 8%...

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Obama – Who needs Congress when you are the president?

President Obama has bypassed Congress again, including Democrats who refused to pass his Dream Act, by simply ruling that portions of the Act were the law of the land! Obama, unilaterally decided for the country that he would no longer be deport illegal aliens who met “his” criterion. It doesn’t matter what that criterion is, what matters is that he continues to bypass our representative form of government by fiat. The change is effective immediately. Illegal aliens meeting Obama’s criterion will be no longer detained...

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Public sector is doing fine, not the private sector

President Obama and Senate Majority leader Harry Reid have both worried about the public sector (where their campaign support lies) much more than the private sector – and both have said, “the private sector is doing just fine.” When Obama and Reid talk about jobs all you hear is how government money needs to be directed toward public union members – nary a word about the private sector, except to admonish them for making a profit. Obama and Reid have it backwards. It’s actually the public sector that’s...

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Illinois uses state debt to pay off federal debt

The state is reducing its debt to the federal government by paying off the remaining $930M plus $45M in interest it owes to the federal government for an unemployment loan, by selling revenue bonds to zero out its debt once and for all. The state is going to borrow money through the sale of bonds to pay off another debt? Guess you have to be $8-$9B in debt to understand how that works – using state debt to pay off a federal debt and thinking that puts you ahead of the game – and it is a game – a political game using our...

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