US Unemployment Rate 20%, could it be?
Posted 02 May 2003 - 08:25 PM
So you made a lot of money, but how many others can say that?
Posted 03 May 2003 - 04:44 AM
Posted 03 May 2003 - 05:00 AM
Rice was a prodigy stooge of the husband of Clinton-freak Madeline Albright while attending Stanford.
Posted 03 May 2003 - 07:32 AM
You are right, the employeer pays for UI insurance, I was mistaken about fica.
Unemployment benefits are available to persons out of work through no fault of their own. They replace part of the income lost when you become unemployed. The unemployment insurance fund is financed entirely by a special tax paid by employers.
You qualify if you meet all of the following:
have earned sufficient wage credits;
are partially or totally unemployed through no fault of your own;
are able to work;
are available to employment;
are actively seeking suitable employment.
Posted 03 May 2003 - 08:06 AM
Now if you can do this why cant I live hating whites, arabs, christians, jews, muslims, blacks and a few others?
Amerikans usually forget about time....
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - A year after holding their first integrated prom, some students at Taylor County High School have decided to again hold a separate, private party for whites only.
While many whites say they still plan to attend next week's integrated prom, the decision to hold the whites-only prom this Friday saddened senior Gerica McCrary, who helped organize last year's dance.
``I cried,'' said McCrary, who is black. ``The black juniors said, 'Our prom is open to everyone. If you want to come, come.'''
Posted 03 May 2003 - 07:13 PM
Saturday, May 03, 2003 - 05/03/03: (Berkshire Eagle) The United States economy has lost two million jobs in the last two years. Stop and think what that means in human terms: Two million wage earners and their families, more people than live in Chicago, lost their jobs and had to get a new plan to pay the bills. For many, especially those in the hardest-hit manufacturing sector, that meant find something else to do for a living or move to a new town. Many Pittsfielders can surely relate this to their own experience; now multiply that sense of personal crisis by two million.
Economists tell us this is the price we pay for living in a global economy, as if it were our idea. They say this is just part of the transition to a post-industrial United States, as if it had nothing to do with us that Chinese and Mexican workers toil making our transmissions and baby clothes under conditions that would be a scandal here. The question the economists have trouble answering is: what do our industrial workers do now that we don't need them anymore?
World economics is an impersonal and irresistible force, like the weather only less well understood. Nobody planned it that the great mass of humanity should abandon agriculture and move to the cities to become industrial workers; it just happened. Successive revolutions in industry have raised the standard of living in the industrialized West to levels undreamed of in the 19th century. But it all happened at an enormous social cost -- Americans' connection to the land and to their communities weakened.
Americans once looked to their government, in which they used to feel a sense of ownership, to protect them from the worst excesses of the marketplace, to guarantee them certain rights as workers and prevent industry from poisoning them. Liberal government, a philosophy to which both major parties used to subscribe, had as its aim the welfare of the people. Now, the words "liberal," "welfare" and even "government" are curses in the mouths of the ruling party in Washington. Two million people have lost their jobs, and instead of a massive job retraining program and a commitment to educating American youth for the country's new role in the world economy, they propose massive tax breaks for the upper classes.
That alone should make it clear to every American who works for a living and every official of every former industrial city and town that we are on our own. The state and national governments must do more to help us, but we can't wait for that help. It is up to us here in these hills, individually and collectively, to find meaningful work to do in this ever changing world and to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to do it. The tide of the American economy may yet rise again; we must learn to swim or we'll sink.
Posted 03 May 2003 - 07:14 PM
Tehran, May 3, IRNA -- An Iranian official said here Saturday that a rate of 12.8 percent for unemployment, estimated in last year's `Aban' (October 23-November 21) survey by Iran's Statistics Center, was reliable and valid.
Deputy Head of Iran's Statistics Center (ISC) for Statistical
Projects Khalil Saeedi told IRNA that unreliable statistics, released
by certain channels, are not supported by scientific theories and models and only confuse executive officials and planners and provoke public anxiety.
Saeedi put the number of jobless in Iran at 2.6 million people.
State Management and Planning Organization last year predicted a rate of 16 percent for unemployment this year.
Posted 04 May 2003 - 11:42 AM
However, affirmative action, which in some circumstances can unfairly get some candidates a foot in the door, does not grant you excellence in degree of achievement. You have to earn that on your own.
Condoleezza Rice on her own merit has achieved...
"a bachelor's degree in political science, cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa"
"two of the highest teaching honors -- the 1984 Walter J. Gores Award for Excellence in Teaching and the 1993 School of Humanities and Sciences Dean's Award for Distinguished Teaching."
Hey, I thoght someone said she hasn't written a book yet. Oh yea? Talk about not writing, maybe you should read before you write.
"Her books include Germany Unified and Europe Transformed (1995) with Philip Zelikow, The Gorbachev Era (1986) with Alexander Dallin, and Uncertain Allegiance: The Soviet Union and the Czechoslovak Army (1984). She also has written numerous articles on Soviet and East European foreign and defense policy, and has addressed audiences in settings ranging from the U.S. Ambassador's Residence in Moscow to the Commonwealth Club to the 1992 and 2000 Republican National Conventions."
Hey, she might know something about Germany. ya think? By the way, just because you follow a leader doesn't mean you can't be liberated from him. Think about it.
"From 1989 through March 1991, the period of German reunification and the final days of the Soviet Union, she served in the Bush Administration as Director, and then Senior Director, of Soviet and East European Affairs in the National Security Council, and a Special Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. In 1986, while an international affairs fellow of the Council on Foreign Relations, she served as Special Assistant to the Director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In 1997, she served on the Federal Advisory Committee on Gender -- Integrated Training in the Military."
Hey, she has experience in the private sector too. She has been..
"a member of the boards of directors for the Chevron Corporation, the Charles Schwab Corporation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the University of Notre Dame, the International Advisory Council of J.P. Morgan and the San Francisco Symphony Board of Governors. She was a Founding Board member of the Center for a New Generation, an educational support fund for schools in East Palo Alto and East Menlo Park, California and was Vice President of the Boys and Girls Club of the Peninsula. In addition, her past board service has encompassed such organizations as Transamerica Corporation, Hewlett Packard, the Carnegie Corporation, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, The Rand Corporation, the National Council for Soviet and East European Studies, the Mid-Peninsula Urban Coalition and KQED, public broadcasting for San Francisco."
Natinal Security Advisor Rice did not achieve all this through affirmative action. Such an assertion, in view of her record, is just assinine and bigoted.
Going for the 13 percent..
Posted 05 May 2003 - 06:21 AM
the outstanding record of Condoleesa Rice I feel moved to
now add the notion of over-employment. If Condoleesa has never married what Eric has outlined shows perhaps the reason why, she hasn't had time being too busy achieving for someone else.
It's one thing to speak against Affirmative Action but one can't
judge anyone personally who has benefited from it.
It's interesting that she has specialised in Eurasia and yet she
has been employed by an administration that has made a
major intrusion into the Islamic world.
It could be then that she would be more dependant on advisors
than she aught to. There is more than one way to skin a cat eh.
Extra advisors means more employed, what percentage does
that make now?
Posted 05 May 2003 - 10:38 PM
But then Americans don't call them palaces but mansions. And how many poor and homeless have "under a bridge mansions" in mighty , rich USA ???
Posted 05 May 2003 - 10:53 PM
Did you see the reconstruction he did with some of the old cities?
I am sure he would not have been able to build houses for everyone, just look at what happened when they tried that in the US. But he can build things the people could feel proud off what they had before.
Posted 10 May 2003 - 12:07 AM
Gaddy said looking for a job is 'tough duty. These damn companies are pushing out the work and would do it without any workers if they could.' His weekly unemployment check is $269, less than half what he made at his last job.
McIntosh, who was drafted into the army of the unemployed in February 2002, said he thinks outfits like AT&T and 'the rest of them' used Sept. 11 'as an excuse to kick people out of jobs.' He said his family had been able to get by because his wife still has her job. 'We drew down my 401(k) and I'm able to pick up a job remodeling a kitchen or making a patio every once in a while. But you can get depressed if you think about the situation. It's ugly out there,' he added.
Gaddy and McIntosh are not alone. The U.S. Labor Department's April unemployment report shows unemployment climbed from 5.8 percent in March to 6 percent in April, the highest level since July 1994. The April numbers were particularly ugly for African Americans where the official count stood at 10.9 percent, nearly double the rate for all men. Even harder hit were young workers, where one in five was out of work last month.
According to a national survey of unemployed workers undertaken by the National Employment Law Project, the average unemployed worker has applied for jobs at 29 employers, while the average unemployed worker over age 45 has searched for jobs at 42 different employers. The same survey found 57 percent of respondents were forced to postpone medical or dental treatment for financial reasons while 56 percent said they had to cut back spending for food.
In April, 4.8 million persons - 600,000 more than a year ago - were working part time, even though they would have preferred a full-time schedule, while another 1.4 million workers were not counted as unemployed because, the Labor Department says, they were only 'marginally attached' to the labor force. Taken together more than 14 million workers were either unemployed or underemployed in April.
Other negatives in the Labor Department's April unemployment report include a $3.85 decline in weekly wages, the loss of 95,000 manufacturing jobs as factory employment fell for the 33rd consecutive month, and a drop in average working hours to the lowest level since 1983.
Overall, the economy grew by a miniscule 1.6 percent in April, far below the 5 percent many economists see as the level of sustained growth necessary if the unemployed are to find jobs. This slow growth has fueled predictions that the unemployment rate will continue to climb in the months ahead.
Paul L. Kasriel, director of economic research at the Northern Trust Company in Chicago, said he expects the rate to rise 'at least'' another two-tenths of a percentage point. ``If the unemployment rate is not coming down by the middle of next year, the administration will have problems,'' he said. 'Right now, I'd say the odds of that happening are 50-50.' Other economists have said that even if the economy grows enough to reduce the number of unemployed by one million, the jobs picture will be no brighter than it was in 1992 when the first President Bush lost his bid for a second term.
Ellen Frank, a professor of economics at Emmanuel College in Boston, challenged that view. Pointing to the latest report of the Federal Reserve Board showing that manufacturing industries operated at only 72.9 percent of capacity in March, she said, 'Bush's economic plan is unlikely to create jobs or growth. The reality is that wealthy investors are already swimming in money and are unable to find sustainable growth avenues for their excess cash.'
Even Treasury Secretary John Snow questions the job-creating potential of the Bush plan which centers on tax cuts for the wealthiest one percent of the population. 'I don't look at it in terms of being a short-term stimulus package,' he said during recent congressional testimony.
AFL-CIO President John Sweeney called Congress to take prompt action to continue the extended unemployment benefit program enacted in 2002 and extended last January. 'It is imperative that Congress not abandon long-term unemployed workers by ending the emergency jobless benefits program when it expires on May 15,' he said in a statement released May 5.
President Bush, on the other hand, continues to ignore calls for a federal extension of unemployment benefits for the long-term unemployed. Instead, he used the 0.2 percent increase in unemployment to buttress his demand congressional action on his 'Jobs and Growth' program that will give tax cuts averaging $105,000 to those with annual incomes of more than $1 million. Claire Buchan, a White House spokeswoman, said Bush was focused on improving the economy, not extending jobless benefits. 'People want jobs; they don't want unemployment checks,' she said.
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Originally published by the People's Weekly World
Posted 10 May 2003 - 05:26 AM
Iraqi people are missing out on. Now that the coalition has come to their rescue they can be freed to become more like the
successful West where 5% live like Arab Kings and the rest do the best they can.
The U.S. has just agreed to underwrite new Israeli Bonds which yield more than U.S. Bonds. On top of that one can find the total the U.S. tax payer has given the Israelis, not a developing nation
on several websites. Such generosity is astounding.
And why should U.S. corporations employ their own people when
they can help the world by setting up shop in some developing country where labour is cheaper. Even if the U.S people are
increasingly becoming unemployed they have the comfort of knowing that if they had the money they could buy so many things cheaper because they are made overseas at about a dollar a day. On that dollar a day, which they would otherwise never have had they will be able to save to buy U.S. goods, see
so have faith and be patient.
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