Category Archives: Economy

Stimulus plan to pay people to complain

The Obama administration announced a new wave of stimulus spending that will pay Americans to do what they do best in these trying times: complain. “Americans of all backgrounds, black, white, rich, poor, Republican and Democrat, love to complain about … Continue reading

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Treasury to pay debts with Monopoly money

The U.S. Treasury announced Monday that it will begin paying debts in Monopoly money, abandoning the dollar as a looming deadline to raise the debt ceiling threatens its value. With President Barack Obama deadlocked with congressional Republicans over taxes and … Continue reading

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Economy tweets offensive images of itself

The U.S. economy was roundly criticized Friday after offensive images of itself surfaced on Twitter. One post depicted more Americans standing in line at unemployment offices, an image coinciding with a report of more jobless claims last week.  The government … Continue reading

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Feds beg Congress for another hit

As the national debt spirals above $14 trillion, the federal government is begging Congress for just one more hit by extending the national debt ceiling. Smoking a rolled up $100 bill and sticking some $20s into his veins, White House … Continue reading

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Obama touts mortgage relief plan

The federal government is committed to stimulating the sale of new homes and saving those at risk of foreclosure, President Obama told community development leaders in gathered at the White House Sunday. The president was busy this weekend promoting his … Continue reading

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Obama seeks new stimulus

As the recession drags on, President Obama is seeking congressional approval of a bill to spend $666 quadrillion in spending and tax cuts designed to stimulate the economy. The lame duck Congress is expected to adopt the measure this week.  … Continue reading

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Federal government bails itself out

With declining public trust at home and falling credit ratings abroad, the federal government announced Wednesday it will be bailing itself out.  The announcement comes amid news of additional bailouts for children’s lemonade stands, rogue nations, and the moon. “We’re … Continue reading

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