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Pittsburgh, PA

Long-term unemployment hits many, hits hard

While I disagree on the "schools ", the rest of your position makes sense. Now if we only could get politics out of these most important functions.  (6 hrs ago | post #15)

Pittsburgh, PA

Long-term unemployment hits many, hits hard

Everything you state requires the spending of taxpayer money and putting future taxpayers in debt. Government creates nothing. The role for government is to keep order while the private citizens build society and engage in trade and growth. Shouldn't be much else. By the way, the Whiskey Rebellion was a good example of government overreach and the farmers knew it and tried to resist. They recognized that that tax was no different than the stamp tax that England put on the colonies. It was the beginning of the BS that we have now.  (Yesterday | post #11)

Allegheny County, PA

Sale of August Wilson Center in Pittsburgh averted

More Negro nonsense. Just what culture are we saving anyhow? Jungle drums? Leaves in your hair? Drive-by shooting? Drug dealing? Math scores? Here we go again, taxpayers on the hook again for an admitted failure of the Negro community. They don't care about this venue or they would have stood up and paid their just debts. Tsk, tsk - more Negro nonsense.  (Yesterday | post #1)

Pittsburgh, PA

Body found in Allegheny River near Warhol, Clemente bridges

Probably knocked over the railing trying to get away from all those bicycles.  (Yesterday | post #1)

Pittsburgh, PA

Long-term unemployment hits many, hits hard

It's not a political party's position to "create" jobs or anything else! Government has nothing except the taxes collected from the people and corporations who actually pay them. Their job is to protect the country, and get out of the way of legitimate business. They are to ENFORCE the law in a non selective manner, something that the current bunch of ideologues have never understood. Name me one thing that government has ever created without our money.  (Yesterday | post #8)

Pittsburgh, PA

Long-term unemployment hits many, hits hard

From the LA Times - Do you think you can remember that Bush is no longer president? This is on Obama, or will he blame the CIA? One in five U.S. workers was laid off in the past five years and about 22% of those who lost their jobs still haven't found another one, according to a new survey that showed the extent Americans have struggled in the sluggish labor market since the Great Recession ended. Those who did find work had a difficult time with their job search and the effects of unemployment, the survey by the John J. Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University found. Related story: Poverty rate posts 1st notable drop since '06; Latinos show big strides Related story: Poverty rate posts 1st notable drop since '06; Latinos show big strides Jim Puzzanghera Nearly 40% said it took more than seven months to find employment and about one in five of laid-off workers said all they could find was a temporary position. Almost half -- 46% -- of the estimated 30 million layoff victims who found new jobs said they paid less then their old ones, according to the survey of 1,153 U.S adults done over the summer. "While job growth has been consistent, it has been insufficient to produce enough full-time jobs for everyone," the study said. Despite a declining overall unemployment rate, the study says, long-term joblessness has remained a major problem as the U.S. economy has slowly recovered from the deep recession, which technically ended in June 2009. The study notes that 3 million Americans in August had been unemployed for more than six months. Although that figure has been declining, it still is high.  (Yesterday | post #6)

Pittsburgh, PA

Long-term unemployment hits many, hits hard

Because all 22 bills involved tax payer money and simply amounted to government welfare. Again and again, the progressive liberal spins and spins and spins. Obama has fixed this crap the same as he fixed the ISIS. Hussain's true colors are showing.  (Yesterday | post #4)

Pittsburgh, PA

Long-term unemployment hits many, hits hard

There's no unemployment, Obama fixed that , remember?  (Sunday Sep 28 | post #1)

Pittsburgh, PA

A distinguished history of journalism here since 1786

You forgot truth teller, right about Obama and will not admit that the Progressive Democrats are on the wrong side of common sense. I suggest you look around, there's a hundreds miles of city streets that need paved and attention, there's blood in the streets in my neighborhood and Homewood and the whole residential part of the Northside and what do the hero's do? They declare bicycle lanes with police protection, raise taxes, blame previous administrations and try to collect parking tickets from old Lukey boy. Yep, they are right on with what the city needs. You know that these bike lanes are racist. The pavement is black but is controlled by white and yellow lines. Nothing black is allowed to be controlled by white, even you know that.  (Sunday Sep 28 | post #5)

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh council clashes over two delinquent parking ti...

When you have no skin in the game, you can afford to sit back, not live in the city and take shots at those who tell the truth. Typical reaction of the true progressive liberal Democrat. Blame others, lie, spin everything and always, always, call others names. Your ilk has shown it's true colors and anyone who is a true American has finally seen the BS. Your party has no morals, has no common sense, no decency and is proven to be not too smart. From stupid foreign relations to stupid bike lanes at home your judgment has been wrong. You have been shown to be a pretender as you leader has. Anyone who still professes to be a Democrat, is just plain dumb!  (Saturday Sep 27 | post #3)

Pittsburgh, PA

Pittsburgh council clashes over two delinquent parking ti...

Democrats eating their own. Ho-Hum, what else is new. The party of love and compassion, fairness and progress. Dolts, one and all.  (Saturday Sep 27 | post #1)

Pittsburgh, PA

A distinguished history of journalism here since 1786

WOW - Methinks you protesth too much! As with all Democrat progressives you welcome other opinions but, are shocked and offended and get aggressive when you realize that there are other opinions and they are very, very, true! The PG is a politically correct newspaper that panders to the Democrats in power. So much so that they have allowed the Trib to surpass them in circulation. Now, if they could only figure out how to do home delivery, it would be nice. The PG does not deliver consistently, costs way too much and their new size is a copycat of the "good" paper, the Trib.  (Tuesday Sep 23 | post #3)

Pittsburgh, PA

A distinguished history of journalism here since 1786

A history of left wing journalism with a touch of progressive cruelty and truth bending. One of the finest examples of political correctness omission papers in the USA.  (Monday Sep 22 | post #1)

Pittsburgh, PA

Another day in the (gun crazy) U.S.A.

How many of these shootings will be done by Negroes? How many of these shootings will be done by "legal" guns? The common denominator for most of these shootings are NEGROES! Wake up America, pointing out the number of shootings is racist.  (Friday Sep 19 | post #4)

Allegheny County, PA

Are these county officials offended by 'In God We Trust' ...

Fitzgerald is a Democrat, nothing can be expected of them. Period. Remember, this is the same progressive that just cut bridge lanes in half for some ill advised bike lane. Geez. what can we expect about God? When you vote Democrat this is what you get, they say one thing and then do another and then spin it. We get the government that we vote for.  (Sunday Sep 14 | post #1)

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