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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. […]

 

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 […]

 

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 […]

 

Seattle approves $15 minimum wage, higher unemployment

Posted by: Phineas on June 3, 2014 at 2:01 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas I wrote about this last week, when it was still just a proposal, noting how some businesses were already slowing hiring and moving out of the city, and how even progressives were coming to have second thoughts. Well, they did it: Seattle’s city council on Monday unanimously approved an increase in the […]

 

California Senate passes $13 minimum wage, jobs flee in terror

Posted by: Phineas on June 1, 2014 at 1:01 pm » 8 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Perhaps they didn’t want to be left behind by their progressive friends in Seattle, but the California State Senate last Wednesday passed a bill that would raise the minimum wage to $13 per hour by 2017. From the legislative analyst’s summary: SB 935, as amended, Leno. Minimum wage: annual adjustment. Existing law […]

 

Seattle: $15 minimum wage already costing jobs

Posted by: Phineas on May 28, 2014 at 5:20 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas And it’s not even in effect, yet. But, it’s not surprising. Business managers have to plan for the future, and a looming huge increase in their labor cost will force many to rethink how they do business in Seattle, if they continue to do business there at all. Writing for the free-market […]

 

The racist origins of the minimum wage

Posted by: Phineas on May 20, 2014 at 5:55 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I came across an interesting blog post from a few weeks ago while trolling the news this morning for something interesting. Now, we all know about the racist history of the Democratic Party: the defense of slavery, even inciting a civil war to preserve it; the creation of terrorist organizations, such as […]

 

Obama to high-dollar donors: Americans are “better off” since I was elected

Posted by: ST on May 20, 2014 at 11:28 am » 5 Comments

Oh really? President Obama said Americans were “better off now than when I came into office,” during a fundraiser Monday night outside of Washington. Obama also slammed congressional Republicans for their focus on the terror attack in Benghazi and the implementation of ObamaCare. The president told attendees at the high-dollar soiree in Potomac, Maryland that […]

 

Part time and temporary jobs are rising in the age of #Obamanomics

Posted by: ST on May 20, 2014 at 9:32 am » 1 Comment

What a surprise. Via the AP: WASHINGTON (AP) — While the U.S. economy has improved since the Great Recession ended five years ago, part-time and “contract” workers are filling many of the new jobs. Contract workers made up less than half of one percent of all U.S. employment in the 1980s but now account for […]

 

Obama’s economic recovery: the chart tells the story

Posted by: Phineas on May 4, 2014 at 3:59 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Power Line presents three charts that show what a failure Obama’s statist economic policies have been. Here’s the one that really struck me: (Click here for the full-sized version.) This chart from the US Senate Budget Committee compares the trend in the labor force participation rate, roughly the percentage of the working age […]