The Plum Line: Jobs


Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 02/17/2014

Economic incentives matter for consumption, too

The problem with America’s economy is most people are strapped for cash.

By Ryan Cooper  |  01:57 PM ET, 02/17/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Inequality, Jobs

Posted at 02:29 PM ET, 02/05/2014

On jobs, conservatives are completely full of it

This silly flap over the CBO reveals their lack of seriousness once again.

By Ryan Cooper  |  02:29 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs Jobs Jobs

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 02/04/2014

Falling deficit reveals failure of U.S. elites on jobs

New findings from the CBO reveal the obvious once again.

By Ryan Cooper  |  12:04 PM ET, 02/04/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs Jobs Jobs

Posted at 02:31 PM ET, 01/20/2014

The cult of long hours hurts the bottom and the top

Economic justice has some benefits, even for those just below the top.

By Ryan Cooper  |  02:31 PM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs Jobs Jobs

Posted at 04:31 PM ET, 01/09/2014

Towards a conservative jobs agenda

At some point, if you want to create economic mobility, you have to spend some money.

By Ryan Cooper  |  04:31 PM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs Jobs Jobs

Posted at 03:55 PM ET, 01/03/2014

Reid: Let’s not just extend unemployment insurance. Let’s expand it.

The Senate Majority Leader says in an interview that the current program is not generous enough.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:55 PM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  jjobs, Jobs

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 01/03/2014

Unemployment insurance extension hangs in the balance

A three month extension might not even pass the Senate.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:54 AM ET, 01/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 12/30/2013

Be brave, Democrats, and borrow to pay for unemployment benefits

The deficit is falling fast. We can afford a little deficit spending to keep people off the street.

By Ryan Cooper  |  02:16 PM ET, 12/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs, unemployment benefits

Posted at 02:13 PM ET, 12/27/2013

Centrists! Here’s how to prove your commitment to jobs

Unemployment insurance expires tomorrow. Let’s hear from Third Way.

By Ryan Cooper  |  02:13 PM ET, 12/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs, unemployment benefits

Posted at 01:56 PM ET, 12/24/2013

The biggest thing centrists miss about the inequality debate

The left has been howling about jobs and growth for five years now.

By Ryan Cooper  |  01:56 PM ET, 12/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs

Posted at 03:51 PM ET, 12/19/2013

Dems plan big Christmas push on unemployment benefits

Liberal groups and labor plan a big campaign that includes TV ads and the targeting of individual Republicans.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:51 PM ET, 12/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 12/17/2013

Elizabeth Warren sheds light on Washington’s failure

The Massachusetts Senator is rolling out a new credit score bill that is a reminder of just how unambitious policy makers are on the economy these days.

By Ryan Cooper  |  02:36 PM ET, 12/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs

Posted at 01:30 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Dems hatch new strategy to pressure GOP on unemployment insurance

Democrats can refuse to support the farm bill unless Republicans agree to a UI extension.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:30 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 12/12/2013

Reminder: Over one million people set to lose unemployment insurance

By Greg Sargent  |  04:43 PM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 12/11/2013

Republicans will face intense pressure over unemployment benefits

It may not be a big deal inside the Beltway, but the plight of the jobless is resonating big time in local media.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:24 PM ET, 12/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs

Posted at 01:46 PM ET, 12/05/2013

Dems look to jam GOP on unemployment insurance

Nancy Pelosi says she’ll oppose any budget deal that doesn’t extend jobless benefits.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:46 PM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 12/04/2013

Will Congress stifle the recovery -- again?

At this point, all we can hope for is that Congress won’t do more damage.

By Ryan Cooper  |  12:08 PM ET, 12/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs

Posted at 12:31 PM ET, 12/03/2013

As do-nothing Congress dithers, a million set to lose unemployment insurance

Sources say Republicans are resisting an extension of benefits.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:31 PM ET, 12/03/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Dems ramp up pressure on unemployment insurance

Republicans won’t say whether they’ll support an extension for those set to lose UI right after Christmas.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:14 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs

Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 11/20/2013

The ‘economic justice’ wing of the Democratic Party: A monetary policy menu

Dems who want to see the party adopt a newly aggressive economic populism should begin thinking bigger.

By Ryan Cooper  |  02:42 PM ET, 11/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs

Posted at 01:18 PM ET, 11/15/2013

Democrats’ challenge: How to shift back to jobs?

Dems face a tricky balancing act: How to deal with the fallout from Obamacare while refocusing the conversation on the economy.

By Greg Sargent  |  01:18 PM ET, 11/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs

Posted at 11:46 AM ET, 11/07/2013

Focus on jobs, Democrats. Jobs.

Forget about tax increases, liberals, Just try to find a bargain that reduces austerity.

By Ryan Cooper  |  11:46 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 10/22/2013

How Dems should make this fall’s fights all about jobs

When it comes to fiscal priorities, the public is on the side of Dems. In the coming budget talks, they should act like it.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:42 PM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs

Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 10/22/2013

In coming budget talks, Dems must emphasize jobs, jobs, jobs

The state of the economy is far more important to Dem chances in 2014 than the deficit is, yet the latter continues to be the top priority.

By Ryan Cooper  |  11:28 AM ET, 10/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs

Posted at 11:36 AM ET, 05/16/2013

Congress has tackled the deficit -- at the cost of the economy

The news that the deficit is falling should spur Congress to finally do something about unemployment already. But it won't!

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:36 AM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs Jobs Jobs

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 05/08/2013

The deficit is shrinking. Can we talk about unemployment now?

The deficit continues to fall, showing that we could solve our unemployment crisis. If Congress wanted to, that is.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  11:18 AM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs Jobs Jobs

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 03/14/2013

Do Congressional liberals have the only "Serious" budget in Washington?

The plan that would actually address the main fiscal problem facing the country -- mass unemployment -- is the one that will receive the least attention inside the Beltway.

By Jamelle Bouie  |  03:10 PM ET, 03/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs Jobs Jobs

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 03/05/2013

Joe Scarborough versus the world

The much ballyhooed debate between Paul Krugman and Joe Scarborough only proved that Krugman's position is not so marginal, after all.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:47 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs Jobs Jobs

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 02/05/2013

Memo to Congress: To bring down the deficit, focus on jobs

Congressional Progressives are set to roll out a new plan today that would prioritize job creation in order to fix the deficit in a balanced way. Needless to say, it stands no chance whatsoever.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:10 PM ET, 02/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jobs Jobs Jobs