FROM Linda Hahn
With Unemployment at 9.5 Percent, Is the Stimulus Working? President Obama's $800 billion stimulus package is under fire because it has failed to meet expectations. National unemployment has risen to 9.5 percent, higher than the 8 percent peak predicted by the Obama administration when it was selling the package to Congress.
With 7 Million Unemployed, Is the Stimulus Working? By orders of magnitude, unemployment is rising faster than the new jobs promised from the $800 billion stimulus package . National unemployment has risen to 9.5 percent, higher than the 8 percent peak predicted by the administration when it was selling the package to Congress. Some economists and some Democrats want another package. The President says, "Give this one more time." Republicans already are saying, "I told you so." Meantime, just one job is available for every six unemployed workers. Are schools and workplace developers training people for jobs that don't exist? Who finds work and who doesn't? Will the so-called "green economy" pick up the slack?
As Brexit is triggered, negotiations with the EU begin The head of the European Union says "We're missing you already." But British Prime Minister Theresa May says, "There's no turning back." She's made this Day One of "Brexit" — as the UK becomes the first nation to break away after 60 years of European unity.
Trump's opening offer: Making some of America 'great again?' A massive increase for the Pentagon at the expense of domestic programs. We hear about winners and losers in the President's first proposed budget.
Is America turning its back on the world? President Trump has made no secret of his contempt for the United Nations — and he's not alone. But, will proposed cuts in US contributions be counterproductive to America's role in the world and to national security?