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2014 election: #Obamacare & a stagnant economy loom large for Democrats

Posted by: ST on January 2, 2014 at 11:32 am » 6 Comments

The Hill has a story up today that points out vulnerable Democrats running for re-election this year will have more than just Obamacare to worry about come November: President Obama and Democrats may not be able to rely on the economic recovery to bolster their chances in November’s midterm elections. Even though there has been […]

 

“Serious cuts” coming from SeaTac, WA biz as $15/hr min wage set to take effect

Posted by: ST on December 31, 2013 at 1:18 pm » 1 Comment

Shocking! Via Fox News: As talk builds on Capitol Hill over hiking the federal minimum wage, one city in Washington state is poised to set the highest rate in the nation. On Jan. 1, an estimated 1,600 hotel and transportation workers in SeaTac, Wash., will see their pay jump to $15 an hour, a 60 […]

 

Disturbing: Did the Census Bureau “fake” 2012 elections jobs report?

Posted by: ST on November 19, 2013 at 11:29 am » 4 Comments

The NY Post has an explosive report in which deliberate election-year numbers fudging by the Census Bureau is alleged by an anonymous source (hat tip): In the home stretch of the 2012 presidential campaign, from August to September, the unemployment rate fell sharply — raising eyebrows from Wall Street to Washington. The decline — from […]

 

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 […]