Broader Measure of U.S. Unemployment Stands at 17.5%

By DAVID LEONHARDT

In all, more than one out of every six workers - 17.5 percent - were unemployed or underemployed in October. The previous recorded high was 17.1 percent, in December 1982.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article23919.htm



The Coming U.S. Budget Attack

By Shamus Cooke

The United States is moving backwards...fast. State budget cuts are decimating essential health and social services; public education is being destroyed; the social safety net is in tatters. To make matters worse, all of this is occurring when the loss of jobs stands at a twenty-six year high with no end in sight.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article23921.htm



Memo to Obama

"For God Sakes, strap on a pair and get to it"

By Mike Whitney

This is bad. 10.2% unemployment. 16 million people out of work. Payrolls have been slashed 22 months in a row. The real jobless rate is now 17.5%. These are Great Depression numbers. Unemployment benefits have been extended, but policymakers still resist jobs programs. Why? Why no federal work programs? Why no WPA?

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article23917.htm



Congress Is Teeming With Millionaires

Apparently, times aren't so tough all over.

By David Knowles

According to a new study compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics, 237 members of the U.S. Congress, or 44 percent, are millionaires.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article23918.htm



Why I Voted NO

By Dennis Kucinich

We have been led to believe that we must make our health care choices only within the current structure of a predatory, for-profit insurance system which makes money not providing health care.

//www.informationclearinghouse.info/article23922.htm



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