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“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 […]

 

#NCPOL: How #NCDems turn misinformation about the #NCGA into “truth”

Posted by: ST on October 22, 2013 at 10:02 am » 2 Comments

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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 […]

 

Senior admin official tells WSJ “it doesn’t really matter” to WH when #HarryReidsShutdown ends

Posted by: ST on October 4, 2013 at 9:32 pm » 7 Comments

As Phineas indicated earlier, the GOP campaign commercials against Democrats are practically writing themselves at this point. Via WSJ (hat tip): President Barack Obama is sticking to his stance that he won’t negotiate with Republicans over the government shutdown or the higher-stakes fight over the federal debt ceiling. The question, for Republicans and White House allies alike: […]

 

#IRS watching conservative groups as recently as two weeks ago?

Posted by: Phineas on September 19, 2013 at 4:31 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas You’d think, after admitting wrongdoing back in May and being thoroughly pilloried by the public since then, the IRS would have had the good sense to stop singling out groups based on political beliefs. You would also be wrong: Republicans investigating the IRS targeting scandal said Wednesday that the agency continued to […]

 

#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 […]

 

#IRS: Going after veterans’ groups?

Posted by: Phineas on August 28, 2013 at 2:01 pm » 4 Comments

**Posted by Phineas Well, here’s a surprise (he wrote in sarcasm): while harassing Tea Party and other conservative groups –and interfering with their ability to participate in the 2012 elections, coincidentally enough– our public servants in the IRS decided it would be a good idea to audit veterans organizations, the members of which are largely […]

 

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 […]