Monday, February 09, 2009

Full Moon

October full moonImage by Valerie Everett via Flickr
There is, in case you hadn't noticed, a Full Moon shining down on us. The news of the day is all about the congressional battle over a stimulus package. The prez hits Indiana for a townhall meeting, then heads back to DC for tonight's news conference. Somewhere along the way there's a vote on the stimulus. At the core of the discussion is the question of just how much of the stimulus will really reach those who need it the most. Meanwhile, America's financial infrastructure continues to crumble.

Unemployment benefits safety net is fraying

The government safety net designed to protect laid-off workers from financial catastrophe is falling short, leaving nearly half the 11.6 million jobless Americans without unemployment benefits. The shortcomings are fueling the recession as an increasing number of [...]

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