October 31, 2014
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is tracking US cases of Ebola infection. You can get a full summary of known cases and actions taken here. (There are currently only 3 US cases plus the Liberian visitor who died in Dallas TX.) This site includes navigation to general information on the disease and news about its effects in Africa and beyond.
You can get information on how to help aid groups fighting the disease here.
October 25, 2014
That’s what Hillary Clinton said earlier this week: “”Don’t let anybody tell you it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs.”
Well, I’m telling you that it’s corporations and businesses that create jobs. So does the ADP National Employment Report – U.S. private employers added 213,000 jobs in September. So does the U.S. Bureau of Labor and Statistics – The US added 248,000 jobs in September (22,000 added in government, 226,000 in private sector). So does the US Small Business Administration – Since the end of the recession (from mid-2009 to mid-2013), small firms accounted for 60 percent of the net new jobs.
October 22, 2014
Senator Tom Coburn’s most recent documentation of government waste is now available. Some highlights below. The full Wastebook here.
(I think I need to take the Laughing Class. All this wasted tax money makes me sad.)
October 20, 2014
Here is a long list of non-governmental organizations providing aid in West Africa. If you’d like to donate, there should be a group on this list that interests you. This link comes via USAID CIDI.