IT’S TRUE. Says so RIGHT HERE on the Daily Beast! Mark McKinnon said so! And you know that someone who served as principal media adviser for hundreds of campaigns for candidates, companies, and causes, including George W. Bush, John McCain, Ann Richards, Charlie Wilson, Lance Armstrong, and Bono (Sonny or Cher?) would NEVER lie about something so important.… [Read more]
“I’m taking what they’re giving ’cause I’m working for a living.“
~ Huey Lewis and the News
The overall economy is improving but we still have a long way to go before the nation’s working class, the middle class, is vibrant and strong again.
In the meantime, during this Labor Day weekend, we honour all of those who are working for a living, and those who haven’t given up as they seek that fulfilling job.… [Read more]
With just over 8% of the American work force currently unemployed, with no projected change in the next year and a half, I thought it might be a good time to review the tax implications of unemployment.
- Yes, you do have to claim unemployment benefits as taxable income. You should receive a 1099-G form which will show the total amount of unemployment benefits received at the end of the year.
I left two jobs in the past ten years because of age discrimination. My position had been eliminated from one company but I could not help but notice that many of my fellow ex-employees were over 40 years old. There was a lot of gray hair in that room. I wanted to believe that age had nothing to do with it but there were just too many people in that room who were noticeably older.… [Read more]
In case you aren’t painfully aware that the student loan situation has gotten terribly out of hand, consider this: the average college graduate owes $25,000 in debt—what do you say to someone in that situation? Add to this the sublime impossibility of finding a job (days and days spent, dozens of CVs sent out… it’s like a ritual of sorts) and the proliferation of unpaid, or “for credit/experience/exposure” internships, and moving back home to your parents seems like more of a dire necessity than a sensible decision.… [Read more]
This is the last installment in what has turned out to be a series of articles detailing my experiences as an employee in a right-to-work state. I didn’t write these stories to complain or to get sympathy – although at this point, I wouldn’t turn down any kind of sympathy. This has been a tough time in my life, and I hope that my story will serve as an illustration of the extreme imbalance in employer-employee relationships.… [Read more]
One thing that the libertarians are extremely good at is channeling the anger at Democrats for the Republican misdeeds. The methodology is rather simple and this is how it works.
- Take any action where the government made a big boo-boo!
- Keep talking about the mistake and how that mistake would not have happened if there was no government.