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Almost 40% of private biz will lay off employees if min. wage increases

Posted by: ST on March 19, 2014 at 8:45 pm » 2 Comments

Via Fox News: WASHINGTON –  Thirty-eight percent of America’s private employers say they will lay off workers if Congress agrees to raise the minimum wage to $10.10, according to a new survey by the nation’s largest privately held staffing firm. Fifty-four percent of employers who are paying their workers the current minimum wage of $7.25 […]

 

Democrats plan aggressive demagoguery on minimum wage issue, in spite of CBO report

Posted by: ST on February 24, 2014 at 11:27 am » 2 Comments

Via The Hill: Democrats believe they are winning the battle over the minimum wage, despite an official budget report this week that found it would cost the economy a half-million jobs. House and Senate Democratic aides told The Hill they believe they can discredit and overcome the CBO report, which offered ammunition to Republicans who […]

 

VW labor rep: We may punish the South in the future over Chattanooga UAW rejection

Posted by: ST on February 19, 2014 at 6:07 pm » 12 Comments

Via Reuters: Volkswagen’s top labor representative threatened on Wednesday to try to block further investments by the German carmaker in the southern United States if its workers there are not unionized. Workers at VW’s factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, last Friday voted against representation by the United Auto Workers union (UAW), rejecting efforts by VW representatives […]

 

WH: Min. wage hike wouldn’t lead to up to 1 mil job losses like CBO predicts

Posted by: ST on February 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm » 8 Comments

Via the Washington Free Beacon: A top White House economist says that President Obama’s minimum wage increase will have “zero effect” on employment, despite a CBO report that the proposed hike would likely eliminate 500,000 jobs. “Our view is that zero is a perfectly reasonable estimate of the impact of raising the minimum wage on […]

 

Shocking new poll lists unemployment as America’s top problem

Posted by: ST on February 18, 2014 at 10:42 am » 3 Comments

Gee, ya think?  Via The Hill: Unemployment is now the #1 problem in America, according to a Gallup poll released Monday. After the government shutdown in October, “Government/Politicians” ranked #1 as the top problem in America through mid-January, when legislators passed a bipartisan budget deal. After that, there was a 11-percent drop among Republicans who listed […]

 

Pres. Obama applauds decision by CVS to stop selling tobacco products

Posted by: ST on February 5, 2014 at 6:23 pm » 6 Comments

The Associated Press – by way of ABC News – reports that CVS drugstores across the country will stop carrying tobacco products by October 1 because it wants to look like a more ‘health-friendly’ store (via): CVS, the nation’s second-largest drugstore chain, is kicking the habit of selling tobacco products as it continues to shift […]

 

Glorious #Obamacare Victory: lost hours and decreased wages!

Posted by: Phineas on February 4, 2014 at 4:10 pm » 1 Comment

**Posted by Phineas Heckuva job, Democrats: A historically high number of people will be locked out of the workforce by 2021, according to a report by the Congressional Budget Office released Tuesday. President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law will contribute to this phenomenon, the CBO said, citing new estimates that the Affordable Care Act will […]

 

#SOTU: It’s time to stop the “equal pay for equal work” lie…

Posted by: ST on January 29, 2014 at 11:46 am » Comments Off

Independent Women’s Forum managing director Carrie Lukas tackles the oft-told-by-liberals lie that there is a “wage gap” between what women earn and what men earn for “equal work”: Yet they [liberals] are behind the curve in using a statistic that is increasingly acknowledged as misleading. As feminist writer Hanna Rosin wrote about the 77-cent statistic in Slate: I’ve heard […]

 

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 […]

 

Prepare for even higher premiums as #Obamacare tax set to hit insurers

Posted by: ST on January 1, 2014 at 12:07 pm » 3 Comments

As if premiums weren’t too high already thanks to the so-called “Affordable Care Act.” Via Fox News: New Year’s Day marks the start of coverage under ObamaCare for millions of people — but it also marks the start of a massive tax increase which could further inflate premiums. Beginning Wednesday, the Affordable Care Act imposes […]