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Obama visits Asheville, NC manufacturing plant, renews call for federal minimum wage hike

Posted by: ST on February 13, 2013 at 8:31 pm » 6 Comments

Does this guy EVER learn? Yes, that was a rhetorical question. Via WRAL: ASHEVILLE, N.C. — President Barack Obama pushed for a higher minimum wage at a re-opened manufacturing plant in Asheville Wednesday because he says Americans who work full-time should not be in poverty. The president followed up his call for the increase from $7.25 […]


Baltimore facing “financial ruin” from high taxes, escalating spending, population exodus

Posted by: ST on February 6, 2013 at 11:47 am » 1 Comment

Via the Associated Press: WASHINGTON – The Baltimore city government is on a path to financial ruin and must enact major reforms to stave off bankruptcy, according to a 10-year forecast the city commissioned from an outside firm. The forecast, obtained by The Associated Press ahead of its release to the public and the City […]


More #Obamacare job losses. This thing needs to be killed.

Posted by: Phineas on February 2, 2013 at 6:06 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas And the good news (1) keep rolling in: Hospital layoffs and the Affordable Heath Care Act The Affordable Care Act is designed to make health care easier to get, but now, one local hospital says Affordable Health Care is the reason it is laying people off. Clifton Springs Hospital let almost 60 non-clinical employees […]


Poll: Obamacare, new govt regulation fears among top reasons small biz aren’t hiring

Posted by: ST on February 1, 2013 at 9:32 am » 2 Comments

Via Gallup: Owners Are Not Hiring For More Than the Usual Reasons When owners who are not looking for new employees were asked to evaluate eight potential reasons they are not doing so, overall business conditions headed the list as usual, including not needing new employees at this time (with 81% indicating this as a […]


Obama Kiss of Death strikes again: 1,200 layoffs announced for NC Freightliners

Posted by: ST on January 31, 2013 at 2:52 pm » 7 Comments

An awful day for a lot of hard-working folks here in NC: Oregon-based Daimler Trucks North America has announced it could lay off 1,200 workers at three plants it owns in the Charlotte area, according to a notice given to the state. The cuts are described as temporary layoffs, meaning the company could rehire some […]


What then-Senator Obama thought about raising the debt ceiling in 2006 – vs. now

Posted by: ST on January 14, 2013 at 6:34 pm » 3 Comments

Via a January 3, 2011 National Review Online post by Katrina Trinko: Here are Obama’s thoughts on the debt limit in 2006, when he voted against increasing the ceiling: The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. Government can’t pay its […]


Shocking: Implementation of ObamaCare is a job killer for franchise expansion

Posted by: ST on January 11, 2013 at 10:58 am » 5 Comments

Via Fox Business (bolded emphasis added by me): Dan Drennen says his franchisees are sitting on their hands. According to the general manager of Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services, multi-unit franchisees are withholding expansion in the face of the Affordable Care Act’s employer mandate. […] Drennen said single owner deals continue to come in, as […]


Fighting for good union jobs, Obama administration buys…. foreign cars

Posted by: Phineas on January 10, 2013 at 2:04 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I’m sure UAW will understand: President Barack Obama’s administration, which set a goal of buying only alternative- technology vehicles for its fleet by 2015, cut purchases of hybrid and electric models by one-third last year and bought mostly Asian brands. About 54 percent of the 1,801 alt-fuel vehicles purchased by U.S. government […]


NC furniture company, hailed in 2011 by Obama as a job creator, closing doors (UPDATED)

Posted by: ST on January 4, 2013 at 1:58 pm » 8 Comments

Another one bites the dust: Lincolnton Furniture Company closed abruptly Thursday just one year after it was hailed by President Barack Obama as an example of the recovering U.S. economy. Furniture-making operations stopped indefinitely and only a few people will remain employed moving forward, company financial officer Ben Causey said. “I don’t know where it’s […]


#IamTheMiddleClass: Paying higher taxes, halting 401K, health insurance premiums skyrocketing

Posted by: ST on January 4, 2013 at 12:46 pm » 8 Comments

While our celebrity President has gone back on sunny vacation after spending the bare minimum time in DC to demagogue the opposition party regarding the fiscal cliff “crisis”, I thought it would be a good time here in the new year to note that the “savior” who vowed to “protect the middle class”  has done […]