Friday, October 19, 2012

A president and The Boss in Parma, Ohio

  • Getting ready in Ohio
    When you're preparing for an event that includes President Bill Clinton and Bruce Springsteen—like today's concert at Cuyahoga Community College, or "Tri-C," in Ohio—you don't have to put too much effort into spreading the word.
    "When I got to the office the morning after details of the event were announced, there was already a huge line around the block," says Vanessa, a volunteer coordinator for Cuyahoga County. "People were blasting Bruce's music on boomboxes and there were news crews, and lots of excitement in the air. By 10:00 a.m. we had a line about three blocks long and it just never died down—people were coming by for tickets until 9:00 p.m. that night."


Column: Binders of women and ignorance

When Mitt Romney was asked at Tuesday's debate about what he intends to do about the persistent problem of pay inequality between men and women, he coughed up yet another Romneyism, a notorious turn of phrase that manages to both sound strange and capture his glib disdain for the problems of ordinary working Americans. This one -- "binders full of women" -- summarized Romney's solution, which is to ask employers to voluntarily start paying women fairly, an option that has always been available and clearly has yet to work, as women still only make 77 cents to a man's dollar despite making up nearly half the workforce.

In blowing off the issue of pay inequality, Romney overlooks one of the most crucial economic problems of our time. Indeed, Romney's plan to ignore pay inequality while slashing taxes for the wealthiest Americans is exactly the opposite of what this country needs to overcome our sluggish economy. Getting ordinary American women's salaries closer to what men make would do far more to stimulate the economy than letting rich people have even more money to stash. If we want to get the economy moving again, we need to start paying women what they're worth.


Monday, October 8, 2012

Unemployment at 7.8%

Last month's unemployment report suggests that it's been lowest since Pres. Obama has taken office in January of 2009.

So are we better-off than we were four years ago? Statistically speaking, WE ARE BETTER OFF!

However the idiot at Fox News - the Republican HQ - was suggesting that the Obama Administration "cooked" the numbers in order to get political momentum. Nothing could be further from the truth, because there's no ahead of Labor Statistics because the Republicans have blocked Pres. Obama appointee. So it's been run by civil servants.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Pres. Obama Leading Romney in all battleground states

Fox News battleground polls:

Obama: 49%, Romney 42%

Obama: 49%, Romney 42%

Obama:49%, Romney 44%

Obama is within reach of the 270 electoral votes needed to win a second term. Republican Mitt Romney's path to victory is narrowing. To overtake Obama, Romney would need to gain the upper hand in nearly all of the nine states in which he and Obama are competing the hardest.

Polls show the president with a steady lead in many of them as Romney looks to shift the dynamics of the race, starting with their first debate in Denver.

At the evening rally, Obama said that while some people might be focused on who has the best "zingers" in the debate, he was focused on having a serious discussion about the nation's future.

"That is what people are going to be listening for," he said. "That's the debate you deserve."

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