Low Unemployment? More Like Decimated Workforce; Millionaires Aplenty In Congress; Jersey Voters Think Christie’s Hiding His Cards; Fight Back Against The NSA; Friday Funnies — Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 1-10-2014

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Obamanomics: Unemployment Falls Because Nobody’s Looking For Work

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the American economy added 74,000 jobs in December of 2013 – and yet the unemployment rate still managed to fall from 7 percent to 6 percent. How can that be? Because nobody’s looking for work. 30-Year Low…

 

Surprise! Congress Loaded With More Millionaires Than Ever

More fat cats are roaming the halls of Congress. For the very first time, most Congressmen are millionaires. Surprisingly, Congressional representatives of the party that claims to understand the problems of the poor had a higher median net worth than Republicans. Read More…

 

Poll: More Than Half Of New Jersey Voters Believe Chris Christie Knew About Lane Closings

More than half of likely New Jersey voters say Governor Chris Christie should quit if he knew of his aide’s bridge plan, a poll released Friday indicated. Rasmussen Reports, in a telephone poll conducted after Christie’s lengthy news conference Thursday, found 54 percent of likely voters believe the Republican Governor was aware of the plan for political payback before it was carried out, and 56 percent said he should resign if that can be proved. Read More…

 

Feb. 11: The Day We Fight Back Against NSA Surveillance

Today, on the eve of the anniversary of Aaron Swartz’s death, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has a new challenge: ending mass surveillance by the NSA. The advocacy group is asking Internet users Nationwide to “bring your creativity, your networks, your art and your dedication; and join EFF in a month of action, culminating in an Internet-wide protest on Feb. 11.” Fight Back… 

 

Friday Fun: A Roundup Of This Week’s Political Cartoons

Last weekend, “Frozen” chilled the latest “Paranormal” flick at the box office. Fitting, since a good portion of North America was in a deep freeze, thanks to the polar vortex. Just as things started to thaw out a bit, a scandal erupted in New Jersey that may freeze out Governor Chris Christie from the GOP Presidential contest in 2016. And would somebody please tell Dennis Rodman to chill? Good grief! Friday Funnies…

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