Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Guide to Resistance


Trump data on Job Growth

ANOTHER TRUMP WHOPPER ON JOBS: "Companies are moving back, creating job growth, the likes of which our country has not seen in a very long time," Trump said in his speech to the United Nations. Actually, job growth is following more or less the same pattern it did last year (when candidate Trump repeatedly complained that the economy was in lousy shape). Indeed, CNN Money's Patrick Gillespie reports, if you have the bad manners to compare job growth in 2017 to job growth in 2016 you'll find that 2016's was a little bit faster. 
"The U.S. has added an average of 176,000 new jobs a month so far this year," writes Gillespie. "Last year the U.S. economy added an average of 194,000 jobs a month in the same period, between January and August. The full-year average for 2016 was also above 2017's pace at 187,000 jobs a month, according to Labor Department data." More here.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Republican Budget Cuts

From the House bill.

Here’s what their budget would cut:
  • Nearly $2 trillion from health care, mostly Medicaid, harming children, people with disabilities, older Americans, and working families
  • $72 billion from Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) for low-income seniors or people with disabilities
  • $667 billion from food stamps, housing assistance, job training, and other critical services
  • And more from education, medical research, environmental protections, and infrastructure
All this, just to give *$4.8 TRILLION* in tax cuts to corporations and the ultra-rich.