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Failure to Extend Unemployment Benefits: The New 'Giant Sucking Sound'

Failure to Extend Unemployment Benefits: The New 'Giant Sucking Sound'
Ross Perot coined the phrase “giant sucking sound” in the Presidential debates of 1998. He was talking about the jobs he (correctly) predicted that would leave the United States in the search for cheaper labor if we passed NAFTA. Today’s giant sucking sound is the $25 billion not going into our economy if Congress doesn’t pass an extension of the federal supplemental unemployment insurance for those facing long-term joblessness due to the Great Recession.
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REPORT: Billion Dollar Government Contracts Going to Repeat Health and Safety Code Violators

REPORT: Billion Dollar Government Contracts Going to Repeat Health and Safety Code Violators
The Congressional Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee released a report showing that billions are given every year to federal contractors that have a history of wage and safety violations. Senator Tom Harkin, chairman of the HELP Committee, urged government contractors to more heavily weigh those violations when granting federal contracts.
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Red States Overwhelmingly Choose to Hand Over Health Care Reins to the Feds

Red States Overwhelmingly Choose to Hand Over Health Care Reins to the Feds
The official count is in: the federal government will be running 26 exchanges for the states - the same states that theoretically hate "big government."
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In Alabama, We Love To Hate On The Federal Government

Our Governor, Robert Bentley, regularly rails against those mean old, interfering feds ...
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