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State layoffs are holding the economy back

States are laying off workers like it is Halloween and they are getting candy for every worker laid off. More than almost anything else, states are now holding back our recovery. From EPI: State employment and unemployment data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics show that the continued lack of momentum in the national labor market is translating into sluggish job growth and slowly rising unemployment for the majority of states. Job growth throughout the states over the preceding three-month period (April 2012 to July 2012) was mixed, with 32 states and the District of Columbia adding jobs and 18 states experiencing

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Let's Focus on the Economy

Some faction of the Republican Party seems to be fixated on budget deficits.  I’m not sure where these budget hawks were when Bush was handing out tax cuts like they were candy, but it sure would have been nice if several of them had stood up and said, “There’s no way to pay for these tax cuts.”  So, here we are in the middle of the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.  What should we do?  Should we focus on the economy?  Or should we focus on deficits? In my mind, we need to focus on one and then the

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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