Tag Archive | "Fiscal Policy Institute"

New York Isn’t A Place to Make It

New York state, and the city, are having a rough time of it — if we’re talking about the real people. Sure, the very wealthy are buying up all the shit they bought up before. But, workers are struggling.

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Cuomo’s 2016 Path to the White House: Kill The Middle Class

   If you are one who is already bored by the 2012 elections and the rhetorical, mind-numbing repetition, here’s a little taste of what you can expect all the way into the distant future of 2016. The poodle-for-the-rich governor of New York has determined that his path to the White House in 2016–and, despite the […]

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Rejoice, Oh, Austerity Mongers: It’s Already A New York Reality

   I’ve written a lot about the complete immoral insanity of the obsession over the phony debt and deficit "crisis"and the rush to impose austerity on the people when we really need much more public spending to employ the masses of people who are falling, falling, falling further behind. Well, truth is austerity is not […]

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When Bullying Democrats Prey On Workers, But Protect The Wealthy

   In one important respect, the poodle-for-the-rich governor of New York brings to mind another bullying, immoral politician, George W. Bush. Back when one of the most corrupt and dangerous Administrations in our nation’s history had sky-high approval ratings, thanks to igniting a gusher of misguided and illegal revenge and retribution in the wake of […]

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King Cuomo: When Democrats Ape Republicans, Trash Workers and Seniors

   It really is no surprise, unfortunately, that the country is spinning out of control, the middle-class is dying and we are trapped in some of the dumbest debates imaginable–chief among them the entirely phony argument over a non-existent debt and deficit "crisis". Not surprising because many of these debates have political leaders essentially taking […]

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Unemployment IS A Race Issue

   This is not a new phenomena but it must be underscored: unemployment hits blacks, especially men, much harder than the rest of the population, as the Fiscal Policy Institute found is the case in New York City: The FPI report found that the citywide unemployment rate in the third quarter was 15.7 percent for […]

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Bad News For Unemployment In NY–Worse Than You Think

   The official news for New York City is grim: Continuing layoffs on Wall Street drove New York City’s unemployment rate to 10.3 percent in August, a 16-year high that underscores the need to retrain former financial services workers for other jobs, state officials said Thursday.    Note that I said the "official" news. Because, […]

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