Category: Struggles at home

What is the real unemployment rate in the United States?

Lies and more lies from the Obama administration Record high number of people live in poverty in the US As the Obama administration raves about creating jobs and reducing the unemployment rate, the unreported reality is that employment-to-population ratio is now lower than during the worst of the 2007-09 Great Recession; this means more people are unemployed at the present time than during the Great Recession. The Federal government has concluded that the official unemployment rate in America is 7.5-8.5%. Yet this does match the Bureau of Labor Statistics figures which site unemployment as high as 42%. Why the...

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“Normal is getting away from us”

The crazy art and science of mission creep Seeing crazy *** **** for what it is “That’s just the way it is…” How many totally unacceptable things are accepted under the cover of that phrase? Lee Camp how we’re learning to accept the unacceptable. He has a technical term for it: “Crazy *** ****” Brasscheck TV needs your help Brasscheck TV relies on viewer contributions to keep going Donate...

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The truth about unemployment in America

The cost of low wages: No consumer demand, no jobs The “laziness” red herring debunked The long term, non-cyclical unemployment in the US is now structural. Sure employers would like to argue permanent unemployment is the result of workers lacking sufficient training. They whine about not being able to find workers with the right skill sets; they say they cannot find those who are willing to relocate to where jobs are. They actually entertain the argument that workers are lazy and would rather collect food stamps than work. But is this really true? Is there a ‘supply’ problem when...

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Wage theft in America Inc.

There are all kinds of ways to cheat US workers Work and live in poverty The United States is now a low wage economy. Over 30 million Americans are considered low wage workers. Two-thirds of low wage workers, the majority of which are restaurant workers, report some form of wage theft every week by their employers. This could mean anything from being cheated out of hours worked, paid less than the minimum wage, not paid overt time or simply not being paid at all. Studies estimate that low wage worker lose 15% of their income each year to corrupt...

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