By Tony Pugh | McClatchy Newspapers
WASHINGTON — As job losses continue to slow the nation's economic
recovery, labor experts and economists are urging Congress and the
Obama administration to boost funding for a little-known program that
17 states are using to avert layoffs and keep workers in their jobs.GO.READ
As Jim Hightower explains it, is that “the wealthiest 1 percent of Americans possess more net worth today than the bottom 90 percent of us combined. Worse, these privileged few and their political henchmen have structured a new economic ‘normal’ of long-term joblessness, low wages, no benefits or worker rights, miserly public services, and a steadily widening chasm between the rich and the rest of us.” We must restore sanity to this nation.