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The Unemployed Aren't Invisible: Washington and the Media Just Aren't Paying Attention | | AlterNet

The Unemployed Aren't Invisible: Washington and the Media Just Aren't Paying Attention | | AlterNet: "- Sent using Google Toolbar" "The stories at HelpThe99ers.com, a site Sandler founded as a sort of social network for the unemployed to find work or help, range through all types of careers and across the country. The 99ers are those whose unemployment benefits have reached the maximum, 99 weeks, and have run out."

Internet Communications Firm Owners Plead Guilty to Employment Tax Fraud and Failure to Pay Tax

Internet Communications Firm Owners Plead Guilty to Employment Tax Fraud and Failure to Pay Tax: "- Sent using Google Toolbar" Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, July 15, 2011 Internet Communications Firm Owners Plead Guilty to Employment Tax Fraud and Failure to Pay Tax WASHINGTON – Frank G. Bivings and Isabelle Blanco of Washington, D.C., husband and wife and co-owners of The Bivings Group Inc., pleaded guilty today to charges stemming from the failure to pay more than $2 million in employment taxes to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). The guilty plea took place in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Bivings pleaded guilty to one count of failure to pay over employment taxes. Blanco pleaded guilty to one count of failure to pay a tax. Sentencing for both defendants is scheduled for Oct. 20, 2011. The Bivings Group was a full-service Internet communications business. In pleading guilty, Bivings and Blanco bot…

Congressional Black Caucus Members Criticize Obama On Unemployment

Congressional Black Caucus Members Criticize Obama On Unemployment: "- Sent using Google Toolbar" Think about who owns the means of production in the US--is it black folks? No it is not. It is any race but black folks. It is for this reason there is a higher unemployment rate among blacks. People tend to hire their own kind or folks they know. We are a segregated country whether anyone wants to realize that or not. We used to get on because somebody's momma worked as a maid in Mr. So-in-So's house and he was kind (or whatever) and got her relative a job and so on and so forth. Used to be mommas sat at home and raised their kids decent and they went to college to be doctors and lawyers but I guess there is only so much reach back but it certainly does not stop anyone with a high income from owning a business or two. Most of the people in the upper middle classes choose not to own businesses and of those who did, lost those businesses. Banks could not loan them oper…