Census: NY Poverty, Income Levels Steady In 2013The survey data showed 3 million people, or 16 percent of the state's population, with income below the poverty level in 2013. Nationally, 48.8 million people, also about 16 percent, lived in poverty.
Eye On Politics: Lhota Wants To Continue Legacies Of Giuliani, BloombergNew York City Republican mayoral hopeful Joseph Lhota said that everything great that has happened over the past 20 years is quite fragile and he said this election is going to have consequences.
Opinion: Don’t Let Obama Convince You That American Success Is BadDuring the current election campaign, for the first time in American history, President Barack Obama and the “left” have made success in America to be negative.
Eye on Politics: Interviews With New Jersey's U.S. Senate CandidatesElection Day is November 6 and New Jerseyans may end up picking a new U.S. Senator or sticking with the one they have right now.
Opinion: Democrats Offer A Positive Vision For The Future At Convention After GOP Offers Only AttacksSitting in the Time Warner Cable Arena last night I was struck by how different the Democratic National Convention was from the Republican event last week. Unlike the Republicans in Tampa, Democrats focused on the fight to preserve the middle class and the American Dream.
Connecticut U.S. Senate Focus: The DemocratsThe primary is next Tuesday in the race for U.S. Senate in Connecticut. Two Democrats and two Republicans are fighting to succeed the retiring Sen. Joseph Lieberman.
Opinion: Obama’s Latest Class Warfare SpeechObama's latest speech on tax cuts for the middle class is just a retread of his tired class warfare rhetoric and strategy.
WCBS 880 Special Series: Where The Jobs Are – Part 5 - Who's In Luck And Who's Stuck?Opportunities for those in the middle class have been shrinking, while low and high skilled jobs have been growing.
Menendez: House Republicans To Blame If Middle Class Tax Hike HappensSenate Majority Leader Harry Reid says he will not renegotiate a year-long extension of payroll tax cuts and jobless benefits unless the House first approves a bipartisan two-month version that House Republicans strongly oppose.
Gov. Cuomo, Legislature Agree On Middle Class Tax Cuts For New YorkersYou might call this major legislative magic. Governor Andrew Cuomo and the legislative leaders have come up with a tax deal that somehow reduces taxes for everyone, but still raises nearly $2 billion in new revenue.
How to Escape the Middle-Class SqueezePat Farnack spoke with Rick Newman of U.S. News & World Report.
Warren Buffett Calls For 'Mega-Rich' To Pay More TaxesBuffett says he and his friends have been coddled long enough by Congress and that it's time for the government to get serious about shared sacrifice.
Gov. Christie Backs 'Responsible' Collective BargainingOne day after proposing a new budget proposal that would require employees to pay more for their benefits, Christie said that he supports "responsible bargaining."