Archive for the ‘Economy’ Category

Iowa Representative Steve King is another one of those that’s capable of making the most stupid comments. His derogatory words about immigrants have made national headlines, and he’s one of the most anti-immigrant people in Congress. But more than that, his voting record indicates an anti-middle class and anti-worker position, which seems to be quite […]

Also posted on Addicting Info There are memes floating around the Internet regarding Walmart’s employment model vs. Costco’s employment model, and how Costco’s profits have gone up while Walmart is finding itself in trouble. People are calling on Walmart to pay its employees living wages, saying that if Costco, Trader Joe’s, Wegman’s, and more, can […]

I seem to have a persistent headache today, and I can’t help but wonder if that’s because I’m hungry or if it’s something else. I’ve been hungry like this before, but I was always able to get something filling that would stop the hunger pangs. Today, while my meals are quieting them down, they aren’t […]

The fact that Michele Bachmann isn’t the most intelligent person around is not an especially well-kept secret. In her bid for the 2012 presidential election, she made a particularly grandiose promise to bring the price of gasoline down to $2 a gallon, demonstrating a severe lack of understanding about what actually drives the price of […]

Since the deficit has become such a huge political issue, politicians on all sides feel they must address it. Okay, fine. Let’s address it. First of all, what Congressional Republicans want is austerity. Both Greece and the U.K. have put on fantastic demonstrations of why austerity doesn’t work. In the last quarter of 2010, after […]

Name: John Boehner State/District: Ohio/8th District Current Position: Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Number of Years in Federal Office: 23 Why He Needs to Go: There are probably a million reasons why John Boehner needs to go. It’s difficult to explain the “whys” in terms of his votes since he was elected Speaker […]