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Obama’s Workforce:
Discouraged, Disincentivized, Downsized

Fiscal Times, by Liz Peek

Original Article

Posted By:NorthernDog, 2/12/2014 12:13:32 PM

Is work becoming optional? In our zeal to alleviate poverty, and to protect our most vulnerable, have we invited Americans to put their feet up and take it easy? That’s how many read the recent CBO report predicting job losses courtesy of Obamacare. Data on the condition of our long-term unemployed, and the impact of extended unemployment compensation points in the same direction. After five years of disappointing job growth, isn’t it time for the Obama White House to think more critically about why our workforce participation is at a 35-year low? And about why it is that employers continue

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It´s getting to the point where people who work hard and play by the rules are looked down on.

      


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Obama’s Workforce:
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Fiscal Times, by Liz Peek    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 2/12/2014 12:13:32 PM     Post Reply
Is work becoming optional? In our zeal to alleviate poverty, and to protect our most vulnerable, have we invited Americans to put their feet up and take it easy? That’s how many read the recent CBO report predicting job losses courtesy of Obamacare. Data on the condition of our long-term unemployed, and the impact of extended unemployment compensation points in the same direction. After five years of disappointing job growth, isn’t it time for the Obama White House to think more critically about why our workforce participation is at a 35-year low? And about why it is that employers continue

   

 

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Associated Press, by Nicholas Riccardi    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 2/11/2014 9:53:09 AM     Post Reply
DENVER — Colorado voters still support the state law that legalized recreational marijuana, but most believe it is hurting the image of the state, according to a new poll released Monday. The Quinnipiac University Poll found that 51 percent of voters overall believe the measure is bad for the state´s reputation, while 38 percent see it as a net positive. Among voters 18 to 29, 57 percent say legal marijuana is good for the state´s image. Among voters older than 65, 67 percent say it´s bad. Overall 58 percent of people surveyed still support the law passed in 2012, the

Mayor Vows to Bridge Inequality
Gap in First State of the City Address
NY1 News [New York, NY], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 2/10/2014 2:45:36 PM     Post Reply
Mayor Bill de Blasio continued his push to unite a so-called "tale of two cities" and end economic inequality during his first State of the City address Monday. De Blasio said the inequality gap fundamentally threatens the future of the city and it would not be ignored by the city government. "In past decades, working people built our city, and for their hard work they were rewarded - not always with great wealth, but with a fundamental assurance, the knowledge that hard work could pull them from modest means into a growing middle class," said de Blasio. "Today, that assurance

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Reuters, by Nina Chestney    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 2/9/2014 3:00:47 PM     Post Reply
LONDON - Stronger winds which have cooled the surface of the Pacific Ocean could explain what is likely to be a temporary slowdown in the pace of global warming this century, researchers said. Last year, scientists on the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) said the pace of temperature rise at the Earth´s surface had slowed over the past 15 years, even though greenhouse gas emissions, widely blamed for causing climate change, have risen steadily. (Snip) "This hiatus could persist for much of the present decade if the trade winds trends continue, however, rapid warming is expected to resume once

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NEW YORK — Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, Ethan Hawke, Brian Dennehey, Amy Adams and Ellen Burstyn were among the stars who paid their respects Friday at a private funeral for Philip Seymour Hoffman that combined sadness and humor to honor an actor widely considered among the best of his generation. (Snip) The list of mourners also included Michelle Williams, Julianne Moore, Joaquin Phoenix, Louis C.K., Mary Louise Parker, John Slattery, Laura Linney, Jerry Stiller, Chris Rock, Marisa Tomei, Spike Lee and Sawyer´s husband, the director Mike Nichols. Playwright David Bar Katz, who found Hoffman´s body, was visibly upset as he

   

 

  


 
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Posted By: NorthernDog- 2/7/2014 11:43:51 AM     Post Reply
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International Business Times, by Palash Ghosh    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 2/5/2014 10:36:35 AM     Post Reply
Trader Joe’s, the privately held retail grocery chain, has cancelled plans to open a store in a poor neighborhood in the northeastern section of Portland, Ore., following “negative reactions” from the local community. (Snip) In late January, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) also entered the fray. In a blistering op-ed published in the liberal Huffington Post, Dedrick Asante Muhammad, the NAACP’s senior director of economic programs, condemned the Trader Joe’s project as a new kind of “gentrification.” “Economic inequality has reached an epic height in our nation, shutting the doors of opportunity for millions of

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Trader Joe´s drops black-
neighborhood store plan
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 2/3/2014 11:10:09 PM     Post Reply
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Trader Joe´s grocery-store chain has dropped a plan to open a new store in the heart of the city´s historically African-American neighborhood after activists said the development would price black residents out of the area. (Snip) It sent the city a letter saying it would "remain opposed to any development in N/NE Portland that does not primarily benefit the Black community." It said the grocery-store development would "increase the desirability of the neighborhood," for "non-oppressed populations." Mayor Charlie Hales and the urban renewal agency´s executive director, Patrick Quinton, signed a letter in January that described what



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