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Quote of the Day: Gov. Jerry Brown explains rationale for min. wage increase

Posted by: ST on April 5, 2016 at 9:25 am » 6 Comments

California Governor Jerry Brown (D) made a candid admission yesterday in an effort to justify his signing into law a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour: “Economically, minimum wages may not make sense,” the governor said. “But morally and socially and politically they make every sense, because it binds the […]

 

California: SEIU demands increase in minimum wage, jobs be damned

Posted by: Phineas on April 16, 2015 at 6:21 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Fresno is fifth-largest city in California, the largest that’s not on the coast, and the largest in the Central Valley, that agricultural cornucopia that’s being destroyed by drought and environmentalist idiocies. But don’t get me started on that. Anyway, just by its position and population Fresno is important to the state’s economy, […]

 

Welcome to tax season, now prepare to give your #Obamacare subsidy back

Posted by: Phineas on February 2, 2015 at 3:15 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas This item has been sitting in my files for a while (1), but, since we’re deep into tax season, it’s still relevant — especially so for people relying on that federal subsidy to help pay for their “affordable” health care: As many as 3.4 million people who received Obamacare subsidies may owe […]

 

NC residents may find themselves in a “Land of Confusion” come tax-filing time

Posted by: ST on January 21, 2015 at 1:14 pm » 4 Comments

Yours truly is now officially a contributor to the Independent Journal Review, and my first piece is on the NC tax reform laws that went into effect last year and how, as a result, some residents of this state might be perplexed on how to fill out their state tax returns come tax-filing time. Very […]

 

Surprising no one, California loses another business to Texas

Posted by: Phineas on July 20, 2014 at 8:03 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas This time, Perry’s Poachers have snagged Omnitracs LLC of San Diego, a fleet management firm that will be moving to Dallas and taking 450 jobs with it: Fleet management software company Omnitracs LLC will relocate it headquarters to Dallas from San Diego, creating 450 jobs and $10 million in capital investment, Gov. […]

 

Report: Government may have erroneously paid out $100 billion in 2013

Posted by: ST on July 9, 2014 at 9:32 am » 1 Comment

And people wonder why we think a smaller government is a better government- via the AP: WASHINGTON — By its own estimate, the government made about $100 billion in payments last year to people who may not have been entitled to receive them — tax credits to families that didn’t qualify, unemployment benefits to people who […]

 

America continues the decline into “part time nation” status

Posted by: ST on July 3, 2014 at 11:39 am » 5 Comments

Via the Washington Post: In the new landscape of the American labor market, jobs are easier to come by but hours remain in short supply. New government data slated for release Thursday is expected to show the economy added more than 200,000 jobs for the fifth straight month — the longest streak since the late […]

 

Surprise: Bill & Hillary Clinton are hypocrites on the estate tax

Posted by: ST on June 18, 2014 at 9:48 am » 2 Comments

Bloomberg has an intriguing report detailing just exactly how hypocritical the Clintons are on the issue of the estate tax (hat tip): Bill and Hillary Clinton have long supported an estate tax to prevent the U.S. from being dominated by inherited wealth. That doesn’t mean they want to pay it. To reduce the tax pinch, […]

 

Obamacare penalties to slam low-income Americans

Posted by: Phineas on June 9, 2014 at 7:30 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Wait. I thought the whole point of this rolling fiasco was to make insurance  affordable for the least among us. But, according to the Congressional Budget Office, roughly one million Americans will pay the fine tax whatever the heck Roberts decided it was. Via The Washington Free Beacon: “All told, CBO and […]

 

Half of NYC Council to Walmart: Stop making “dangerous” charitable contributions

Posted by: ST on June 5, 2014 at 9:27 am » 5 Comments

We’ll call this “Stuck on Stupid: NYC Edition” – via the NY Post (hat tip): More than half the members of the City Council have fired off a letter to Walmart demanding that it stop making millions in charitable contributions to local groups here. Twenty-six of the 51 members of the Council charged in the […]