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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 […]


The Obamacare Chronicles: 129 laid off from Missouri hospital due to wonderful new health bill

Posted by: Phineas on May 15, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 3 Comments

**Posted by Phineas At this point, there’s not much we can do about it, folks. Losing a Supreme Court decision and the 2012 election guarantees that Obamacare will go into full effect on January 1st, 2014 — Happy New Year! All we can do for now is observe and take note of the pain (some of […]


The April jobs report and the part-time recovery

Posted by: Phineas on May 3, 2013 at 3:15 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas The Bureau of Labor Statistics released it’s report for April today, showing numbers that should at least be slightly good news for the administration: unemployment down to 7.5% and 165,000 jobs added. Recovery!! AEI’s James Pethokoukis says “not so fast:” US job growth in April beat economist expectations as nonfarm payrolls rose 165,000, and the […]


New maker of Twinkies: Non-union workers will be used to restart plants

Posted by: ST on April 24, 2013 at 7:03 pm » 8 Comments

Let the OUTRAGE!!!!!!! begin: The company that bought the Twinkie, HoHo and Ding Dong brands out of bankruptcy is gearing up to reopen plants and hire workers, but it won’t be using union labor. Hostess Brands LLC—Metropoulos & Co. and Apollo Global Management LLC’s APO -2.11% new incarnation of the baking company that liquidated in […]


AP: Economy “recovering”, but unemployed giving up on the job market in droves

Posted by: ST on April 7, 2013 at 11:44 am » 4 Comments

The whole article paints a distinctly dismal picture of what the job market looks like right now, but the Associated Press still manages to twist the state of unemployment affairs and the jobs situation as a “recovery”, an “improving economy” (bolded emphasis added by me): WASHINGTON –  After a full year of fruitless job hunting, […]


Quote of the Day: Doing business in Texas vs. California edition

Posted by: Phineas on April 1, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas An observation on why Texas might have more appeal to business owners, from John Harrington, owner of Shield Tactical, who recently relocated his company from Orange County, California, to Austin: In Texas, he said, “it’s an iota of bureaucracy.” In California, “it’s like before you put up your range you have to […]


Bad news for Dems: On the economy, Obama’s advantage over GOP is gone

Posted by: ST on March 24, 2013 at 10:32 am » 4 Comments

So reports Micah Cohen at the NYT’s 538 blog (hat tip): During the debate over the so-called fiscal cliff in December, public opinion surveys showed more Americans trusted President Obama than trusted Republicans in Congress when it came to handling the nation’s economy. The New Year’s Day deal to avoid going over the cliff, which included higher marginal tax rates […]