Unemployment to remain high in 2011
Mother Nature Network (blog) - 7 hours ago
The National Association for Business Economics predicts that the unemployment rate will stay above 9% for 2011. With about 15 million unemployed Americans, ...
Survey: Economic growth will be tepid through 2011 - The Associated Press
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And yet unemployment benefits are running out for many, many people and Congress can't pull it together and pass an extension. WIVT reports that Senator Charles Schumer is stating it is unfair for the benefits not to be extended.
Not satisfied screwing over the lives of at least a million unemployed (whose benefits will expire in January), the Cat Food Commission wants to attack Social Security. This is from the AFL-CIO:
Social Security is strong for the long term and is not contributing to the deficit. As part of the coalition, Strengthen Social Security…Don't Cut It, the AFL-CIO is opposing any plans for benefit cuts and pressing candidates to pledge to fight moves raising the retirement age.
- Tell Congress: Hands off Social Security!
- Tell Alliance for Retired Americans how Social Security has made a difference for you.
- Check out Retirement USA's story bank and more.
- Get the facts on Social Security. Download charts, graphs and PDF files here.
And, still on Social Security, this is from NOW:
"Count On Me" to Help Protect
Social Security on Nov. 30
People of all ages and from all political parties -- including the Tea Party -- oppose cutting Social Security benefits by raising the retirement age or any other means.
Yet, the co-chairs of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform seem dead set on deeply cutting Social Security benefits. To stop the commission from adopting this position, a broad coalition of groups is organizing a National Call Congress Day on Tuesday, Nov. 30.
By committing to call your senators and representative in Congress and demanding that they oppose any cuts to Social Security, you will help ensure that it will be there for you, your children and your grandchildren. Women, in particular, rely on Social Security, and they are counting on you!
Make your voice heard on Nov. 30 as part of the National Call Congress Day. And we promise to send you a reminder email with the toll-free number on Monday, the day before the call-in.
I pledge to invite my friends and family.
After signing the pledge below you will be redirected to the Facebook event page. From there you can invite all your friends to participate on Nov. 30.
Use the link and you can get the e-mail reminder. This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Monday: