This week President Barack Obama once again showed his failed leadership by proposing to solve American’s spending and debt crisis by combining token spending cuts with higher income taxes. For two and one half years President Obama has attempted to reignite the U.S. economy with stimulus packages and increased government spending. Despite these efforts the economy remains in the tank, and America continues to fall deeper and deeper into debt.
there was a pretty impressive demonstration on wall street the other day to protest unbridled corporate greed, the lack of oversight and accountability in the marketplace, and the corrupting influence of money on the democratic process. if you watched the news, however, you probably missed it.
The Louisiana Workforce Commission reported today that for the second month in a row (August), Louisiana recorded its lowest unemployment rate of the year, the Louisiana Workforce Commission reported today.
Louisiana’s not seasonally adjusted unemployment rate improved significantly to 7.3 percent in August from the July 2011 rate of 7.9 percent. The U.S. rate improved to 9.1 percent from July’s rate of 9.3 percent. The unemployment rate is developed from a sample survey of residences by the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Bipartisan legislation introduced by to dedicate at least 80 percent of BP penalties paid under the Clean Water Act to Gulf states to restore coastal ecosystems and rebuild local economies damaged by the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill took an important step toward passage today with approval by a key Senate committee.
The RESTORE the Gulf Act of 2011 was reported favorably out of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committee and now moves on to the full Senate for final consideration.
What is being considered to be one of President Obama’s most momentous Middle East foreign policy speeches delivered to date, the U.S. President spoke to the general assembly today giving rise to the Palestinians hopes but calling the commitment to Israel's security, “Unshakable”.
The Alliance for Good Government, one of New Orleans metropolitan area's most powerful political organizations, endorsed the following candidates for state elective office:
The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry (LABI), the state’s largest statewide business association, announced today the creation of the new LABI Technology Advocacy Council, which is dedicated to being the public policy champion for businesses that are creators of technology; IT managers; distributors of technology; and users of technology applications.
Comedian Rodney Dangerfield used to always say that “I get no respect at all.” It was his signature joke, a great punch line in his stand-up routines. Now, that Rodney has graduated to the great comedy club in the sky, the “no respect” line should be adopted by another well known personality, U.S. Representative Ron Paul (R-TX).