August 30, 2016

Financially, we’re not better off, says the US Census. Especially young workers.

With 53 percent of 18-24 year olds living back at home with their parents, it should come as no surprise that support among the young for Obama has fallen. Young voters between ages 18 and 29 have been among the groups hit hardest by the recession, with 12.7 percent unemployed and nearly a third underemployed. Support for Obama in this group has fallen from 49 percent to just 41%, a blow to a group that was important to the President’s 2008 win.

Welcome to Obamaland

Bill Clinton’s not on the ballot, but a lot of Democrats wish he was. He represents better days, both for the party and for the country…and he could actually compromise with Republicans.

Instead we get…well, a lot dismal job reports. What can we expect from Obamaland tonight?

Obama’s Latest Jobs Speech: “Stop the political circus,” says the Ring Master.

President Obama and I agree on at least one thing: “Washington hasn’t always put [Americans’] interests first.” Ain’t that the truth. With Republicans vying for his job, the economy persistently sluggish, and unemployment relatively unchanged since the Bush Administration, President Obama took to the podium to make “the big speech” before a special Joint Session […]

In which I express mock surprise at how well it pays to work for the President of the United States

Gawker tells the story: The White House says that many of those positions are considered nonpolitical jobs that come with their own pay schedules, and that what matters is that the total budget and average salary are decreasing slightly. But that doesn’t change the fact that White House staffers who stick it out are being […]

Recoveries Comparison: Reagan and Obama