Thom's blog - Wednesday November 10th, 2010

You need to know this about our nation’s grim labor market. In Florida – a cash strapped mother of a newborn tried to sell her baby for $30,000 to pay off legal bills and buy a new car. Luckily the person she tried to make the sale to was an undercover cop and she was arrested. This case highlights a disturbing situation in our country though. Welcome to America – the home of a desperate underclass with no hope of finding a job. According to a new study by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics – there were 2.9 million available jobs in September – unfortunately there were nearly 15 million people unemployed. That means there is only 1 job available for every 5 people looking. Yet Reuters is reporting that companies have plenty of money to start hiring – with over $1 trillion dollars in cash on hand – they just aren’t doing it. That’s because the Chamber of Commerce and their allies in the Republican Party continue to promote job outsourcing. Thanks to Republicans, if you want a good American job? Move to India.

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MrUniteUs 13 years 32 weeks ago
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The poor and working class took a big hit when ACORN was wrongly slandered and defunded. They lost a powerful advocate.

Meet John Atlas tonight author of Seeds of Change: The Story of ACORN tonight in D.C He will discuss the ACORN and the importance of community organizing. You should invite him on your show.

Progressivism on Tap with John Atlas and Steve Kest

Nov 10, 2010 ... About Us down arrow ... About This Event. John Atlas, president of the National Housing Institute and ... will discuss the history and the future of community organizing. This is a special joint-event with the Progressive Book Club. Progressivism on Tap is a lecture and discussion series from the ...
www.americanprogress.org/events/2010/11/ontap_atlas.html

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