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Detroit goes to the dogs. Literally.

Posted by: Phineas on August 22, 2013 at 1:01 pm » 6 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Is this how it was for Constantinople in the 15th century, just before the fall? A once-great city rotting behind its walls, large swathes abandoned, shrunken in on itself? A place where dog packs now rule? As many as 50,000 stray dogs roam the streets and vacant homes of bankrupt Detroit, replacing residents, menacing humans who remain and […]

 

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 […]

 

Democrat congressman accidentally honest with public

Posted by: Phineas on August 4, 2013 at 5:44 pm » 5 Comments

**Posted by Phineas I’m sure Rep. Ellison will get an earful from Minority Leader Pelosi for giving the game away: Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) told a gathering of Democrats, “The bottom line is we’re not broke, there’s plenty of money, it’s just the government doesn’t have it.” So, there you have it. It’s not your money; it’s […]

 

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 […]