If the White House allowed all Bush tax cuts to expire rather than extend them for the wealthy, financial pain around the nation would drown out any 'attaboys' Obama's administration might get.
Unemployment, as traditionally reported, climbed upwards to 9.8 percent in November. Total unemployment remained at 17 percent.
Families in high-cost areas bear a heavier tax burden compared to those in lower-cost areas at the same standard of living.
Unemployment numbers show that the traditionally reported rate (U3) held steady at 9.6 percent, and if you count those who are underemployed or aren't looking for work (U6), that number is virtually unchanged: 17.0 percent, fractionally down from September's 17.1 percent.
Obesity among military-aged men and women is on the rise, leaving a smaller pool of people fit to serve.
The Producer Price Index (PPI) keeps rising, almost entirely because of increasing food and fuel expenses. Why are economists telling us not to worry?