Category Archives: economy

New York’s Suffolk County Economy: Not so Hot?

Representative Lee Zeldin likes to claim that he has contributed to a “booming” economy resulting in jobs in his district (the eastern part of Suffolk county). Lets examine this for a minute. First, jobs This is the graph of unemployment since … Continue reading

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Flip the House — Defeat Zeldin!

By Jacquelyn Gavron & Amy Turner, July 19, 2018 New York’s First Congressional District (NY-1), historically a swing district, is represented by Lee Zeldin (R). He was initially elected with Tea Party support and is an unwavering Trump loyalist with … Continue reading

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Local Economy Dependent on Immigrants

Recent reports describe  increased round up of latinos. Along with suspected “bad guys” ICE is sweeping up many more innocent undocumented workers.  This was highlighted by the latest Trump visit to Long Island and Lee Zeldin’s cheer leading.  Read more … Continue reading

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Jobs? Where are they?

From: John Tepper Marlin, Ph.D., President, Boissevain Books LLC,  Principal, CityEconomist WHERE ARE THOSE GREAT NEW JOBS FOR LONG ISLAND THAT TRUMP AND ZELDIN PROMISED These figures were released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. They are for Nassau and … Continue reading

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“Trump Slump” in tourism

I have previously posted on the “Trump Slump” in tourism. And here, and here too.  But it is time to reexamine the issue because the data over one solid year indicate that the slump is here to stay!   How will … Continue reading

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The Republican Tax Scam

By Saumya Narechania, National Issues Campaign Manager, Organizing for Action Yesterday’s tax scam will go down as one of the most shameful acts in Senate history. In a single bill — finalized Friday night (Dec 1, 2017) in scribbled handwriting, … Continue reading

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Protect Internet Freedom

https://georgelakoff.com/2017/11/26/protect-internet-freedom/ November 26, 2017 By George Lakoff Donald Trump and the Republicans are trying to restrict American freedom and destroy the Internet as we know it. They want to hand control of a crucial public resource – the Internet – … Continue reading

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