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The Myth of Expansive Workers’ Rights


For many, Labor Day is a chance to seize the remaining vestiges of summer- the final trip to the beach, the last picnic before the weather turns too crisp. But for many politicians and labor activists, it’s a chance to harp on the supposed horrors of American capitalism. Because apparently any wage below $15 an hour is exploitation. As are ...

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Suprise! San Francisco minimum wage hike causes food price hike


San Francisco implemented the first of several minimum wage hikes in May and a research firm has found evidence that it causes prices to rise to cover the cost – who’d a thunk? Liberals argue that raising the minimum wage is a “rising tide that lifts all boats” and that somehow, companies don’t need to increase prices just to pay ...

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Obama changing overtime law – workers to suffer (again)

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President Obama has decided to change the overtime ceiling from $23,600/year to over $56,000/yr – but it won’t have the affect he promises. Currently, salaried workers making more than $23,600 per year are exempt from the overtime pay rate which requires that employers pay them 1.5 times their pay for each hour over 40 hours. According to Secretary of Labor ...

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Group Urges Obama to EXPAND Executive Order on Wages


There are some that do not feel Obama’s overreach of power has not gone far enough! The National Federation Of The Blind say that his Executive Order  raising the minimum wage for federal contract workers must also include workers with disabilities. BALTIMORE, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Federation of the Blind, the nation’s oldest and largest nationwide organization of the blind, ...

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Walmart Encourages Grinch Accusations

Walmart is a corporation that generates strong opinion. Unions — and their wholly–owned subsidiary the Democrat Party — view Walmart as a rapacious corporation run by brutal overseers whose overriding goal is exploiting the working class. Many Republican officeholders view Walmart as a corporation run by a bunch of cheap so–and–sos who won’t make large campaign contributions and hire refugees ...

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California moving to increase minimum wage

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The California Assembly has passed a measure that will increase the minimum wage in The Golden State. Wages would increase from $8 to $9.25 under this measure that is now moving on to the state Senate for consideration. UPI reports: The bill’s author, Assemblyman Luis Alejo, D-Watsonville, said higher wages would “allow our families to provide for their children, pay ...

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Despite greatest level of government spending in history, more Americans are poor

Obama not helping the poor

For almost a century, progressives, socialists and centrists of almost every shade have spouted that in order to make things more fair, the government has to redistribute wealth from the richest to the poorest. During Barack Obama’s Presidency, taxes have been raised, government spending on the poor has exploded and yet, according to government figures, we are experiencing the highest ...

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Rubio on CBS: Hey, I Wasn’t Even Around for DADT…


In a follow up interview from his Republican Response speech, Marco Rubio had an opportunity to explain further some of his personal positions. In this CBS Morning clip the senator acknowledges that he, like many, agree with some of the president’s comments from the State of the Union address, including finding actual solutions for gun violence. However, he noted strong ...

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The Minimum Wage Increase Myth

The Minimum Wage Yesterday (February 2, 2012) Rush Limbaugh announced that Republican presidential nomination hopeful Mitt Romney favored a minimum wage increase linked to inflation. Romney renewed his support for automatic increases in the federal minimum wage to keep pace with inflation. “I haven’t changed my thoughts on that,” said Romney about automatic minimum wage increases, a belief he has ...

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Obama Nominee Krueger Accused of ‘Sloppy Research’

Today, in a move to combat Americans’ view that the President is failing on economic policy, Obama will nominate Alan Krueger to head the White House Council of Economic Advisers. Alan Krueger, if confirmed, will be walking into a group that has faced failure and discontent. Larry Summers, Christina Romer, and the man Krueger will replace, Austan Goolsbee, have all ...

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