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Friday, February 03, 2023

Employers added a booming 517,000 jobs in January as hiring unexpectedly surged despite high inflation, rising interest rates and the prospect of a weakening economy. The unemployment rate fell from 3.5% to 3.4%, lowest since 1969, the Labor Department said Friday. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had forecast 185,000 job gain. read more


Sunday, January 29, 2023

According to publicly available voter records, Georgia GOP Rep. Drew Ferguson voted in a county where he no longer lives, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Ferguson, who has voiced concerns in the past about election fraud, voted in person in Troup County during early voting for this year's May primary, the November general election and this month's U.S. Senate runoff after selling his house in April. As AJC points out, it's illegal in Georgia for voters to cast a ballot in a county where they don't live. read more


Monday, January 09, 2023

Former Vice President Mike Pence's Simon and Schuster autobiography "So Help Me God" was released Nov. 15, 2022, but on Nov. 9, Pence spent a hefty sum at an online bookstore, according to financial reports from the Federal Elections Commission. read more


Friday, December 30, 2022

Rensselaer County Republican elections board commissioner Jason Schofield resigned on Wednesday night, and will now plead guilty to federal charges of fraudulently obtaining and filing absentee ballots. Schofield's change in plea was first reported by the Times Union. read more


Wednesday, December 21, 2022

A doctor from Ashland was arrested Tuesday and is facing charges in the January 6, 2021 attack on the U.S. Capitol, according to newly released court documents. Jacquelyn Starer, 68, is captured on body camera footage striking a police officer, a criminal complaint alleges. Starer "is a practicing physician licensed to practice medicine in Massachusetts," according to the complaint made by an FBI special agent. WBZ-TV confirmed she once practiced at the Faulkner Hospital in Jamaica Plain but is no longer active there read more


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The power companies in Texas cheap out on infrastructure and it bites Texans in the buttocks. Why should anyone be surprised?

#19 | Posted by Whatsleft at 2023-02-02 12:46 PM | Reply | Flag:

I am sure the shareholders and officers of the ERCOT all have whole house generators so that the poor people suffer and die by themselves.

Plus what ERCOT will due is jack the rates way up during this weather emergency so people can look forward to paying hundreds of dollars per day if they are lucky enough to have power.

"His Lights Stayed on During Texas' Storm. Now He Owes $16,752." www.nytimes.com

""My savings is gone," said Scott Willoughby, a 63-year-old Army veteran who lives on Social Security payments in a Dallas suburb. He said he had nearly emptied his savings account so that he would be able to pay the $16,752 electric bill charged to his credit card " 70 times what he usually pays for all of his utilities combined. "There's nothing I can do about it, but it's broken me.""

A capitalist miracle.

Why does her daughter need $192k?

How else do people like Boobert come to Congress just about bankrupt and within 2 years has a net worth of $12,000,000?

The amount of out and out corrupt bribery that goes on is astounding. Why else do they spend MILLIONS of dollars to keep a job that pays $174K a year?

www.opensecrets.org

"Rep. Gwen Moore (D-Wis.) has paid her sister, a staffer, over $70,000 this cycle since last February. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa), who recently lost his primary after serving nine terms, paid his son and daughter-in-law a combined $73,000 from his campaign committee. Rep. Russ Fulcher (R-Idaho) has paid his daughter $69,000 this cycle. Rep. Conor Lamb (D-Pa.), who was one of the top 10 representatives in fundraising last cycle due to a special election that earned national attention, paid his younger brother nearly $45,000 in 2019 and 2020.

Federal candidates and their families can also profit from campaign spending at their family businesses. Committees for President Donald Trump have spent $2.6 million at various Trump businesses this cycle. Former presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg also disclosed paying nearly $10 million to Bloomberg LP, but unlike Trump's campaign, Bloomberg's campaign was self-financed, so all money spent at Bloomberg LP came directly from the candidate. "

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