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So for now, the partial #shutdown is over – so what’s next?

Posted by: ST on October 17, 2013 at 10:12 am » 4 Comments

Fox News reports that the partial shutdown was officially over as of last night: For the first time since Sept. 30, the federal government will be fully open Thursday after President Obama signed a short-term bill ending the partial government shutdown and raising the debt ceiling, capping one of the most bitter and brutal political […]

 

#Obamanomics nightmare headline: “Labor participation at lowest rate since 1978″

Posted by: ST on September 6, 2013 at 10:24 pm » 5 Comments

Read it and weep, ladies and gents: NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — The official U.S. unemployment rate is falling, but that’s not necessarily a good thing. That’s because the slice of Americans involved in the labor force has shrunk to a level not seen in 35 years. The labor force participation rate — the percentage of […]

 

Illinois employing temp workers for $9/hour to help people sign up for #Obamacare – Updated

Posted by: ST on August 22, 2013 at 9:17 am » 1 Comment

Via CBS DC (hat tip): CHICAGO — Working on a tight timeframe, Illinois is building an 800-person army of temporary workers to help people sign up for health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act. The “in-person counselor” jobs, located in every corner of the state, range from a $9-an-hour part-time evening job in Clinton County to […]

 

Is #ObamaCare turning the US into the “United States of Part-Timers”?

Posted by: ST on August 21, 2013 at 6:14 pm » Comments Off

Sure as heck sounds like it. Via Fox Business’ Elizabeth MacDonald: Part-time work accounted for a whopping 77% of the jobs the U.S. economy created from January through July, according to household survey data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Specifically, this data show that the U.S. economy has created 953,000 jobs so far in […]

 

The Obamacare Chronicles: Labor votes for Obama, labor gets its thank-you

Posted by: Phineas on August 19, 2013 at 1:17 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas In the form of having their hours of employment cut to avoid the (delayed) employer mandate in Obamacare: The predictions and fears of the Affordable Care Act’s adversaries have begun to materialize, specifically fears that the law will encourage employers to demote their employees to part-time positions in order to evade federal health care […]

 

More businesses vowing to cut hours due to high costs of implementing #Obamacare

Posted by: ST on August 14, 2013 at 10:04 am » 2 Comments

The fascists on the far left will blame the businesses for being “stingy”, but the real blame sits with the current occupant of the Oval Office, who rammed this monstrosity of a bill through Congress, and down the throats of the American people. Via the NBC News Investigations page: Employers around the country, from fast-food […]

 

Connecticut firearms maker set to formally announce move to South Carolina

Posted by: ST on June 19, 2013 at 6:33 pm » 9 Comments

Via the Sun News of Myrtle Beach: CONWAY — Connecticut firearms manufacturer PTR Industries will announce Monday that it has decided to move its operation to Horry County. The formal announcement is to be made at a 2:30 p.m. ribbon cutting ceremony at an industrial building in the Cool Springs Business Park. [...] The company was […]

 

Shock: Low-wage workers may find they can’t afford coverage under ObamaCare

Posted by: ST on June 14, 2013 at 9:36 am » 10 Comments

The Associated Press reports this morning that a “wrinkle” in the soon-to-be-fully implemented ObamaCare law may make employer-based health care coverage for low-wage workers unaffordable: t’s called the Affordable Care Act, but President Obama’s health care law may turn out to be unaffordable for many low-wage workers, including employees at big chain restaurants, retail stores […]

 

Dem Governors to Gov. Perry: TX needs to stop trying to steal our jobs!

Posted by: ST on June 2, 2013 at 5:52 pm » 10 Comments

If this story doesn’t make you laugh out loud with glee while doing a little “Toldjah So!” chant, I don’ t know what will: Gov. Rick Perry’s high-profile efforts to lure jobs to Texas from other states may be good business and smart politics back home, but they’re infuriating to prominent Democrats around the country. And […]

 

To deal with #Obamacare, school district cuts employee hours

Posted by: Phineas on May 31, 2013 at 3:59 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas A little Blue on Blue action for your Friday, as one liberal constituency, school district employees, feels the pain to satisfy the demands of another, the “free healthcare and unicorns for everyone” crowd. Elections. They have consequences: 1 [sic] of Indiana’s largest school districts is cutting the hours of 610 part-time teaching […]