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  • BIG GOV'T INC Socialism and tyranny are profitable to liberals and destructive to individuals

    09/23/2016 7:06:57 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 3 replies
    Mainestategop ^ | Brian Ball
    Well, you've no doubt heard the arguments made by socialists against private property, against corporations and the profit motive. We are taught that profit is a form of theft from the workers rather than being positive influx of cash resources payment of wages, dividends and investments in expansion. The concept of owning property is also in of itself theft to socialists, for the earth belongs to us and everything belongs to everybody. Profit and property has another meaning, it is what sends signals to our economy on where resources and assets must be placed in order to achieve further productivity...
  • Hundreds of thousands take to streets in Germany against Obama-backed trade deal

    09/18/2016 9:07:01 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 8 replies
    CNBC ^ | 17 September 2016 | Everett Rosenfeld
    Hundreds of thousands of Germans took to the streets Saturday, in protest of pending trade deals with the United States and Canada. The deals in question are the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) between the U.S. and the European Union and the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) for the Canadian-EU relationship. Neither free trade agreement has been ratified yet, but popular outcry has been growing for the last few years. The demonstrations took place in seven cities throughout Germany: Berlin, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Cologne, Leipzig, Munich and Stuttgart. Organizers told CNBC that the official estimate is 320,000 demonstrators across...
  • Donald Trump reveals more details of his tax plan

    09/15/2016 12:45:33 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 3 replies
    The Washington Compost ^ | 2016-09-15 | Jim Tankersley
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump put new details on a much scaled-back tax plan on Thursday, one that is projected to cost the federal government less money but also to deliver fewer benefits to taxpayers than Trump's original proposal. Trump's economic team estimated that the complete tax plan, combined with rollbacks to some federal regulations and new initiatives to open up more public and private lands for oil and gas drilling, would deliver 3.5 percent growth per year for the next decade and produce 25 million new jobs. The changes also appear to be an attempt to reduce what analysts...
  • Here's everything Donald Trump just promised in his major speech on the economy

    09/15/2016 12:00:26 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 22 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 2016-09-15 | Allan Smith
    Donald Trump on Thursday shared his economic vision with supporters gathered at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in Manhattan, promising trillions in tax cuts, energy reform, a crackdown on trade, and a reduction in the number of tax brackets. Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, estimated his plan would create 25 million in new jobs, and that the massive tax cut would be offset by gross domestic product growth of at least 3.5%, on average, each year for the next decade. "This is the most pro-growth, pro-jobs, pro-family plan put forth perhaps in the history of our country," Trump said, according to...
  • Moody's: Sears' and Kmart's shutdown is imminent

    09/14/2016 2:25:22 PM PDT · by PROCON · 140 replies
    businessinsider.com ^ | Sep. 14, 2016 | Hayley Peterson
    Moody's analysts say Sears and Kmart don't have enough money — or access to money — to stay in business. In a note published Wednesday, the analysts downgraded Sears' liquidity rating, saying the company is bleeding cash and will have to continue to rely on outside funding or the sale of assets, such as real estate, to sustain operations. "We recognize the risks associated with relying on these sources and continued shareholder support to finance its negative operating cash flow which is estimated by Moody's to be approximately $1.5 billion this year," the analysts wrote. Kmart in particular is...
  • Companies Finally Start Fighting Back Against Organized Shakedowns

    09/08/2016 3:54:28 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 8 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | September 8, 2016 | Editorial
    Justice: Three recent court victories got little in the way of headlines, but should be required reading for every corporate executive in the country. In each, companies refused to do what so many have done before -- tuck their tails in and settle out of court. Exhibit A is a case involving Texas-based Professional Janitorial Service and its yearslong battle with the Service Employees International Union. As it has done countless times before, the SEIU targeted the company with a vicious, all out "corporate campaign," designed to ruin the company's reputation and starve it of business, until it submitted to...
  • Southwest oil independents schedule rally Sept. 27 (against OPEC oil imports)

    09/05/2016 5:30:41 PM PDT · by panhandle67 · 27 replies
    Artesia Daily Press ^ | 9/4/2016 | Staff
    New Mexico and Texas oil companies and communities say they will warn Saudi Arabia and Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) to stop overproduction of oil and lowering prices as a strategy to slow or shut them down, or face import quotas. Independent oil companies with the Panhandle Initiative to Reduce Imports (PIRI) will hold an industry and public rally from 11:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 27, at the Pecos River Village Convention Center, 711 Muscatel Ave., Carlsbad. Lunch and admission are free. Southwest and Rocky Mountain oil producers say they feel they are under OPEC and...
  • Ontario Should Look to Michigan

    08/24/2016 1:25:02 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/24/2016 | Michael LaFaive
    Acres of shiny new Chevrolet Camaros temporarily parked outside a Lansing auto plant: temporarily because they’re being snapped up by customers almost as fast as the state-of-the-art facility can ship them out. The image may sum up the evidence assembled in a new study from the respected Fraser Institute in Canada. Called “Ontario Versus Michigan: Lessons from the Wolverine State,” the report examines how the neighboring state and province have done economically before and after the dramatic business climate changes enacted in Michigan beginning in 2011. A state economic resurgence has followed in the wake of the reforms, which included...
  • Let a real CEO, not the media, tell you why Trump is making changes to his campaign

    08/18/2016 8:20:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 50 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/18/16 | Herman Cain
    Good leaders recognize when changing circumstances call for action I always find it amusing when the political media try to analyze why changes are made to a candidate’s campaign structure. The storylines are always predictable: It’s a “shakeup” in response to “bad poll numbers” or “internal strife” or something along those lines, helpfully explained by people who have never had leadership positions in their lives. So when Donald Trump made changes to his campaign’s leadership structure this past week, you could easily guess that it would be reported in that exact manner.
  • HILLARY'S IN TROUBLE: LA Times Poll: Trump's SURGING with African Americans

    08/17/2016 11:30:55 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 141 replies
    HILLARY'S IN TROUBLE: LA Times Poll: Trump's SURGING with African Americans.
  • Cisco Systems to lay off about 14,000 employees: Report

    08/17/2016 5:01:58 AM PDT · by mykroar · 64 replies
    CNBC.com ^ | 8/17/2016 | Reuters
    Cisco Systems Inc is laying off about 14,000 employees, representing nearly 20 percent of the network equipment maker's global workforce, technology news site CRN reported, citing sources close to the company. San Jose, California-based Cisco is expected to announce the cuts within the next few weeks, the report said, as the company transition from its hardware roots into a software-centric organization. Apart from Cisco, two other big software companies, Microsoft Corp and HP Inc, have also announced job cuts this year.Microsoft said in July that it would lay off about 2,850 jobs over the next 12 months, taking its total...
  • Still Report #1116 – Julian Assange – TPP Text is Still Top Secret

    08/14/2016 10:40:22 AM PDT · by GilGil · 39 replies
    Still Report ^ | 8/14/2016 | Bill Still
    Good morning, I’m still reporting on TPP. According an interview with Julian Assange done by Amy Goodman of Democracy Now, less than 14% of the text of the TPP has been released to the public. Twenty-five of its 29 chapters are still secret. According to Assange: “Once we’re in, we’re stuck forever.” Goodman interviewed Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on Monday and published the interview yesterday over the Pacifica network on their daily news show, Democracy Now at Democracynow.org. This is simply outrageous! I just don’t know how to describe this in non-conspiratorial terms. We stand on the...
  • Insanity Once More: The Hillary Clinton Economic Plan

    08/13/2016 2:24:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2016 | Larry Kudlow
    Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results, when in fact the results never change, is one definition of insanity. That definition works for economic insanity, too. Over the past seven-and-a-half years, President Obama has maintained a steady course of burdensome new regulations, significant tax increases, and massive federal spending on so-called infrastructure. He has unconstitutionally ordered executive actions, favored labor over business, attacked banks, insulted successful corporate leaders, and backed federal-government mandates on business. And with all this, strong economic recovery from a deep recession -- which has been an American tradition -- never came...
  • Today’s Tech Oligarchs Are Worse Than the Robber Barons

    08/11/2016 3:09:22 PM PDT · by moonhawk · 12 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | Joel Kotkin
    OUR SILICON VALLEY ROBBER BARONS08.10.16 11:00 PM ET Today’s Tech Oligarchs Are Worse Than the Robber Barons Yes, Jay Gould was a bad guy. But at least he helped build societal wealth. Not so our Silicon Valley overlords. And they have our politicians in their pockets. A decade ago these guys—and they are mostly guys—were folk heroes, and for many people, they remain so. They represented everything traditional business, from Wall Street and Hollywood to the auto industry, in their pursuit of sure profits and golden parachutes, was not—hip, daring, risk-taking folk seeking to change the world for the better....
  • IRS Increases 'Marriage Penalty,' Unmarried Cohabitants To Get Twice The Mortgage Interest Deduction

    08/05/2016 9:46:56 PM PDT · by Rabin · 16 replies
    forbes ^ | AUGUST 1, 2016 | Tony Nitti , contributor
    IRS Increases 'Marriage Penalty,' Designated Cohabitants To Get 2 X 3, Prior Mortgage Interest Deduction rates Significant tax hits that come with getting hitched, or as they’ve collectively been coined, the “marriage penalty.” For example, the 28% tax bracket kicks in at $45,577 each income for single, but at only $75,595 for taxpayers declared gander married pairs. In addition, single taxpayers to lose 3% of itemized deductions. In updated, AOD 2016-02, the IRS acquiesced in the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Sophy v. Commissioner, allowed a same-sex, unmarried, co-habiting singel and multi gender couple to each deduct the mortgage interest on...
  • Michigan Crushes Korea in Corporate Welfare Handouts

    08/04/2016 9:09:22 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/1/2016 | Jack McHugh
    The Wall Street Journal recently criticized government subsidies that South Korean politicians have granted to the country’s large industrial conglomerates, called “chaebols.” The newspaper’s editorial board wrote: But the country’s chaebol conglomerates continue to receive massive state support across a range of industries. After a legislator extracted detailed figures from the government, the Hankyoreh newspaper calculated that in 2012 Seoul gave $673.9 million in direct subsidies to the chaebol. That doesn’t count low-interest loans, tax breaks and protection from competition, the main tools of Korea’s industrial policy. Just $673.9 million? Pikers. Michigan has a population that is just one-fifth of...
  • Should the Mainstream Middle Class Be Rescued or Made to Sink?

    08/02/2016 4:17:06 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 34 replies
    Mind of Corporate Stepsister | August 2 2016 | Corporate Stepsister
    This has been on my mind and chest for a long time and basically I want to get your views on this topic. Everyone says we need to save/rescue the mainstream middle class from oblivion and basically do what we can to bring jobs. To be honest, I'm all for letting the mainstream middle class sink or swim. I don't like how the mainstream whine about people on welfare being dependent on the government, but want the government to create laws and policies to protect their interests. They want student loans forgiven, but keep taking out massive loans for prestigious...
  • Blown Away By Flawed Research on Jobs Program

    07/25/2016 11:07:05 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 7/22/2016 | James Hohman
    The Michigan Economic Development Corporation released a study on its 21st Century Jobs Fund, alleging that it helped create jobs in Michigan. Yet the study did not offer substantial proof. The MEDC needs to be more transparent about the shortcomings of Gov. Granholm’s “Blown Away” program. The study, written by TEConomy Partners, was a trove of unjustified assertions. It contains such models of terrible prose as, “Now is the time for Michigan to reinvest in its commitment to transition the state’s economy into a 21st century knowledge economy driven by innovation.” Yet the study did nothing to show why putting...
  • Hillary: The Source of Business

    07/24/2016 7:08:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 24, 2016 | Bruce Bialosky
    Hillary remains a rich vein of commentary, so much so that I could (and might) spend from now to November writing about her peccadilloes. The one part of her march to the presidency that baffles me is that anyone who runs a business would support her campaign. The woman has no history in business, no understanding of how business operates, and the only laurel on which she relies is that during her husband’s terms business did fairly well. Yet many businesses have paid a pretty penny to hear her sage advice. Ms. Clinton has recently been supporting new restrictions on...
  • Amazon To Issue Student Loans To New "Prime" Shoppers

    07/23/2016 10:08:07 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 32 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 21 July 2016 | Tyler Durden
    On the off chance the US didn't already have a big enough problem thanks to a staggering $1.3 trillion in student loans which contrary to White House' claims, are crushing an entire generation under their interest expense weight, earlier today none other than billionaire Jeff Bezos announced he was entering the student loan business, when Amazon unveiled a partnership with Wells Fargo in which the bank’s student-lending arm would offer interest-rate discounts to select Amazon shoppers. In Amazon's latest attempt to entice shoppers into its premium Prime program, Wells Fargo will cut half a percentage point from its interest rate...
  • Oil producers want U.S. to restrict imports

    07/20/2016 5:37:43 PM PDT · by brownwill6767 · 25 replies
    Albuquerque Journal ^ | 7/6/16 | Kevin Robinson-Avilla
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico and West Texas oil producers are gearing up for a national effort to draw all major U.S. oil basins into a grassroots movement to restrict crude imports from overseas. Leaders of the Panhandle Import Reduction Initiative, which launched in April in the Permian Basin, are seeking public meetings and rallies in other oil-producing zones to convert what’s now a regional initiative into a national movement, said Daniel Fine, associate director of the New Mexico Center for Energy Policy, who is working with local producers.
  • These 3 Conservative Policies Have Allowed Indiana’s Economy to Flourish

    07/20/2016 11:22:35 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | 07/06/2016 | Sen. Dan Coats
    1. Reduce Bureaucratic Red Tape Republican leaders made it easier to do business in Indiana. They reduced bureaucratic red tape and eliminated many unnecessary regulations. Rather than burdening employers and trying to micromanage how businesses operate, Republicans put in place policies that have allowed our state to grow. 2. Balance the Budget The state put its fiscal house in order. Statehouse leaders cut government spending, balanced the budget, created a surplus, and built a near record reserve fund. Indiana earned a triple-A credit rating in 2010 and has maintained it ever since. These strategies help put the state in a...
  • White working-class boys are being put off university by success stories of celebrities who neverWhi

    07/17/2016 8:48:28 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 31 replies
    Dailymail ^ | 17 July 2016 | By Ross Parker For The Daily Mail
    They're known as some of the most inspirational businessmen in history. But the success of industry giants such as Sir Richard Branson and Lord Sugar is actually putting working-class boys off of further education. A number of high profile celebrities who have gone on to make their fortunes after dropping out of education or choosing to not go to university are inspiring young men to following in their footsteps, according to a new report.
  • Connecticut Ranks 43rd In Ranking Of Business Climate

    07/13/2016 2:26:23 PM PDT · by matt04 · 31 replies
    Connecticut dropped 10 slots in a yearly CNBC ranking of the nation's top states for businesses. The state ranked 43rd this year, just behind Oklahoma. The rankings are measured by categories such as the cost of doing businesses, access to capital, business friendliness and the quality of life. The top five ranked states are Utah, Texas, Colorado, Minnesota and North Carolina. Connecticut ranked higher than two other New England states — Maine, ranked 46th, and Rhode Island, ranked 50th. "It's disappointing, but frankly not surprising we saw this drop," said Joe Brennan, president and CEO of the Connecticut Business and...
  • Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes Banned From Lab Work for 2 Years

    07/08/2016 9:04:47 PM PDT · by Enchante · 8 replies
    AP via Inc.com ^ | July 8, 2016 | Staff
    <p>PALO ALTO, Calif. (AP) -- Theranos says the federal government has banned founder and CEO Elizabeth Holmes from owning or running a medical laboratory for two years.</p> <p>The company announced the decision by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services on Thursday.</p>
  • Interns Fired for Petitioning for a More Casual Dress Code

    07/06/2016 8:19:15 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 47 replies
    Ask Manager ^ | July 6, 2016 | Alison Green
    The piece below was originally published at the advice column I run, Ask a Manager. After it was printed there, it went viral and turned into fodder for barbs about how young people today are overly coddled, immature, and entitled. Some commenters blamed college campuses for teaching students that anything they don't like can be solved with a petition for change--as if this generation was the first to have discovered protesting, and as if agitating for change is inherently a bad thing. My belief, as the advice columnist who answered the original letter, is that this isn't about "young people...
  • Multi-billionaire Enterprise Rent-A-Car founder Jack Taylor dies aged 94 after a brief illnessEnter

    07/03/2016 1:47:12 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 25 replies
    The DailyMail ^ | 3 July 2016 | Hannah Parry For Dailymail.com
    Multi-billionaire Jack Taylor, who made his fortune after founding Enterprise Rent-A-Car in the 1950s, has died aged 94. Taylor, who launched the company in St. Louis, Missouri in 1957, passed away on Saturday after a short illness. This year, Forbes magazine estimated his wealth at $5.3 billion and listed him in the top 250 richest people in the world. But more than anything else, Taylor simply wanted to be remembered as 'a nice guy.'
  • Should Pharmacists Have Religious Freedom?(Lib VS Non-Lib)

    07/03/2016 1:12:33 PM PDT · by Mark · 15 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 7/3/16 | Ben Boychuk and Joel Mathis
    Opinions Lib vs non lib(Weekly debates in paper) The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear a case involving religious freedom and the pharmacy profession. This lets stand a Washington state law requiring pharmacies to dispense all federally approved drugs — including so-called morning-after birth control pills that some pharmacists object to for religious reasons. Was this the right decision? What are the proper limits to religious freedom? Contorted logic ------------------------- Ben BoychukThe wrong job? Let’s get one thing straight: Religious freedom isn’t a hall pass from the obligations of citizenship. If you don’t want to be a pharmacist who...
  • Byron York: The overlooked substance in Donald Trump's speech

    06/24/2016 1:13:38 PM PDT · by MaxistheBest · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 06/24/20116 | Byron York
    Most coverage of Donald Trump's speech in New York Wednesday has focused on his attacks on Hillary Clinton. Or the fact that he read the speech from a teleprompter. Or the fact that it came amid a period of disorder and change in his campaign. But Trump included actual substance in the speech — new policy proposals and promises — that escaped many observers. In a series of pledges to take action in his first 100 days as president, Trump said he would move on trade, business regulation, energy, and several other topics. One area in which Trump promised to...
  • Some Business Leaders Abandon GOP (barf alert)

    06/23/2016 1:22:42 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 29 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | June 23, 2016 | Laura Meckler
    Politics Election 2016 Several GOP Business Leaders Are Backing Clinton Democratic presidential candidate to get backing from executives, some of whom cite unease with Trump’s candidacy By Laura Meckler June 23, 2016 12:09 a.m. ET More than 50 business executives, including several longtime Republicans, endorsed Hillary Clinton for president on Thursday as her campaign seeks to capitalize on discomfort with Republican Donald Trump. They include Jim Cicconi, senior executive vice president at AT&T Services Inc., and Dan Akerson, who held top positions at General Motors Co. and Nextel Communications Inc. A Clinton campaign aide provided the list. The endorsements reflect...
  • USA Needs More Entrepreneurs, Not More Bureaucrats

    06/22/2016 11:34:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 22, 2016 | Star Parker
    Uber, the ride-hailing company, founded in 2009, began operations in San Francisco in 2011, and now has a presence in 449 cities worldwide. From its beginning with just a vision, the firm's market value, by recent estimates, now exceeds $60 billion dollars. Uber is just one of many new emerging businesses that are the result of applying new technology to the routine affairs of living. In this case, rather than needing to hail a cab or order one from a central office, you just connect with drivers through an app on your smartphone. When existing businesses find themselves threatened by...
  • Some Blame Guns, Republicans over Islam for Orlando Attack

    06/20/2016 3:48:07 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 23 replies
    Risk and Reward with Deidre Bolton ^ | June 20, 2016 | Ami Horowitz
    Another video showing how shockingly mentally disconnected the PC Liberal/Progressive mind is. The maker of this video is Ami Horowitz. I never heard of him but his video is stunning. His video is three days old but was on FBN today.
  • Anti-Trump activist on latest move to derail the GOP candidate

    06/14/2016 4:24:54 PM PDT · by Chgogal · 23 replies
    Fox Business: After the Bell ^ | 06/14/2016 | After the Bell
    This is a video of an interview that was broadcast on the Fox Business' show "After the Bell" about 3:30 CDT today June 14, 2016.
  • Investing thread

    06/09/2016 5:56:44 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 20 replies
    freeper investors ^ | JUNE 8, 2016 | freeper investors
    A very happy and uncertain morning to all!!  Yesterday stock indexes went up slightly in mixed volume while gold/silver continued basing, and today futures seem mixed but this morning's before hours trade on the S&P had it knocked back down past yesterday's gains.Maybe these will help: 8:30 AM Initial Claims 8:30 AM Continuing Claims 10:00 AM Wholesale Inventories 10:30 AM Natural Gas Inventories --or possibly: Fintech Is Ending Money Management As We Know It - Barry Ritholtz, BV An Ambitious and Distinctive Anti-Poverty Agenda - Scott Winship, Forbes After 350K Layoffs, Worker Shortages in Oil - Nick Cunningham, OilPrice Has...
  • Marco's Pizza® Franchise Launches Veterans Recruitment Program

    06/07/2016 8:02:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    Market Wired ^ | May 19, 2016 | Cameron Cummins
    TOLEDO, OH--(Marketwired - May 19, 2016) - Marco's Pizza® has a strong history of supporting U.S. veterans, and the iconic pizza franchise has now formally committed to being an employer of choice for veterans through the launch of a veterans recruiting initiative. U.S. Army veteran Scott Quagliata will oversee the program as Vice President, Veterans Program and Recruitment. "We want to make sure that veterans know that Marco's has wonderful leadership and ownership opportunities for them," said Quagliata, who served in several leadership positions during his 20-year Army career, including Deputy Commanding Officer. "Successful franchisees understand and adhere to operational...
  • A very bad sign for all but America’s biggest cities

    05/31/2016 6:54:10 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 30 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 22 May 2016 | Jim Tankersley
    Americans in small counties are much less likely to start new businesses, a trend that jeopardizes the economic future of vast swaths of the country. ___ Americans in small towns and rural communities are dramatically less likely to start new businesses than they have been in the past, an unprecedented trend that jeopardizes the economic future of vast swaths of the country. The recovery from the Great Recession has seen a nationwide slowdown in the creation of new businesses, or start-ups. What growth has occurred has been largely confined to a handful of large and innovative areas, including Silicon Valley...
  • Under Obamacare, Small Business Owner Could Face Fine Up to $500K

    05/31/2016 8:09:07 AM PDT · by milton23 · 27 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | 5/30/16 | Melissa Quinn
    When Maryland business owner Thomas Kunkel first learned about the Affordable Care Act, he was excited about the prospect of the new health care law. “From the small business standpoint, it was actually one of the first times I felt like a bit of a social program might actually benefit a small business,” he told The Daily Signal. “Usually it’s the opposite.” Kunkel owns Full House Marketing and Print in Edgewood, Maryland, and employs 21 full-time workers and up to 10 part-time employees. While he doesn’t provide them with health insurance, Kunkel cuts his workers a monthly check through a...
  • Judicial Overreach: Small Court, Big Economic Ramifications

    05/27/2016 5:07:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 27, 2016 | Fred Lucas
    Judicial overreach is moving beyond a theoretical political debate, as one Delaware state judge could throw the livelihoods of nearly 4,000 people into uncertainty and have sweeping ramifications for other major American employers. TransPerfect Global is by almost any measure a successful company, with more than $500 million in revenue and more than 3,500 fulltime employees. It’s the world’s largest privately-held translation software company, with offices in 90 cities. The company itself doesn’t seem dysfunctional – managing to be quite profitable despite litigation between the co-founders. However, Delaware Court of Chancery Chief Judge Andre Bouchard ruled the company must be...
  • Economic Interference Week

    05/26/2016 1:44:51 PM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 5/24/2016 | Michael LaFaive
    The International Economic Development Council is recognizing its 90th anniversary by promoting what it calls “Economic Development Week,” designed to celebrate its industry and professionals. Yet the act of governments using tax dollars to pick winners and losers is nothing to celebrate. If anything, government development agencies interfere with rather than facilitate economic well-being, particularly when they use targeted tax deals and subsidies. Governments around the United States — and in much of the world — have established countless agencies and programs under the rubric of economic development and job creation. Decades of experience, along with anecdotal and empirical evidence,...
  • Trump says his business flourishing since presidential run (Have fun with it, Kids!)

    05/19/2016 12:34:39 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 15 replies
    AP ^ | May 18, 2016 | Steven Braun & Eileen Sullivan
    Donald Trump has told the government that his myriad businesses have flourished with rising revenues since his improbable political success, according to financial documents released Wednesday. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee said revenue at his businesses grew by $190 million over the past 17 months, and he had $557 million in earned income. The Federal Election Commission released the personal financial documents that Trump filed with the agency. They provide an overview of the billionaire's assets and revenues and his roles with hundreds of corporate shell companies.... The filing also shows that Trump has invested in some of the companies...
  • Hiring Hurdle: Finding Workers Who Can Pass a Drug Test

    05/17/2016 8:17:47 PM PDT · by Theoria · 62 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 17 May 2016 | Jackie Calmes
    A few years back, the heavy-equipment manufacturer JCB held a job fair in the glass foyer of its sprawling headquarters near here, but when a throng of prospective employees learned the next step would be drug testing, an alarming thing happened: About half of them left. That story still circulates within the business community of this historic port city. But the problem has gotten worse. All over the country, employers say they see a disturbing downside of tighter labor markets as they try to rebuild from the worst recession since the Depression: They are struggling to find workers who can...
  • Blame Minimum Wage, Not Carl’s Jr. CEO, For Automated Restaurants

    05/17/2016 12:12:21 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 72 replies
    The ROOT CAUSE of our economic woes including business leaving our shores is the FEDERAL GOVERNMENT unconstitutionally forcing minimum wage on business. Minimum wage, regulations, unions, and high taxes are THE CAUSE of businesses moving elsewhere. Federal government is the problem NOT the solution. Although I support Trump, his tariff proposals are MORE federal government and do NOTHING to attack the ROOT CAUSES of the loss of jobs in our country. Tariffs have the appearance but not the reality of a solution - they are only palliative and delay the actual reforms needed. A tariff is a tax and China...
  • Blame Minimum Wage, Not Carl’s Jr. CEO, For Automated Restaurants

    05/15/2016 8:59:32 PM PDT · by Jim 0216 · 138 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 3/18/2016 | Editorial
    Overregulation: Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s CEO Andy Puzder has people all in a huff over his idea to automate restaurants. But why be upset with Puzder? This is an inevitable consequence of massive minimum wage hikes by the government. “With government driving up the cost of labor, it’s driving down the number of jobs,” said Puzder. “You’re going to see automation not just in airports and grocery stores, but in restaurants.” He’s right. That’s why whenever the minimum wage rises above the market-set prevailing wage, jobs are destroyed. Who would pay someone $15 an hour to do a job that’s...
  • To Learn About Hypocrisy, Google ‘Oregon Florist’

    05/14/2016 6:05:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 14, 2016 | Brian McNicoll
    So, a customer goes to a business to purchase a product. The business refuses to sell. The customer asks why. The business says, however politely, “Because we don’t approve of you.”And the business gets in trouble, right florists, wedding hall operators and cake-bakers of America? Actually, we’ll see about that. Google announced Wednesday it no longer would allow online or payday lenders to advertise on its websites. Online loans join firearms, explosives and illicit drugs as products the search engine giant refuses to tout. Facebook also bans selling ads to online lenders, but Yahoo and other providers still do. It’s...
  • HB2 Could Cost North Carolina Almost $5 Billion a Year

    05/11/2016 8:00:45 AM PDT · by Cyberman · 39 replies
    The Williams Institute ^ | 05/11/2016 | Christy Mallory and Brad Sears
    By adding to an already challenging legal environment in North Carolina, HB2 could cost the state almost $5 billion a year, according to a new report by the Williams Institute at UCLA School of Law. "The repeal of HB2 would not only reverse the threat to over $5 billion in economic activity for the state, but would also begin to bring North Carolina some of the economic advantages that come when a state embraces diversity and its LGBT citizens," said Christy Mallory, Senior Counsel at the Williams Institute and co-author of the new report. While prior reports have focused on...
  • David and Goliath Battle Over Donuts

    05/10/2016 2:59:52 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    Chin and Jennifer Kim watched the Carl's Jr. go out of business outside their Carmel Mountain Ranch donut shop. Sesame Donuts has been in the same strip mall for 27 years, 17 of those years owned by the Kims. The old Carl's Jr. has been going through renovations lately. It's only 50 yards away and the Chin wanted to know about their new neighbors. That's why he was shocked when a customer told them that neighbor would be a Krispy Kreme Donut Shop. "I was surprised, I didn't believe it," said Chin. Since the word has gotten out to their...
  • Ben Franklin & Trump: Bringing Business Smarts & Pride in Workmanship to Government

    05/08/2016 2:51:54 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 28 replies
    5/8/2016 | Pocono Pundit
    My FRiends, congratulations to Mr. Trump on his pending Republican nomination!  And what better way to celebrate than to compare Trump with the so-called "First American" and Founding Father, Ben Franklin. On Google Images, I ran across an amusing New York Magazine portrait of Trump wearing an 18th century hair style.  Then, shortly thereafter I found the splendid painting of Ben Franklin by David Martin.  I said: "Hey, wouldn't it be fun to GIMP those images together?" so Trump and Old Ben could sit together at the same table and shoot the breeze. For the story, I searched Wikipedia...
  • Donald Trump Jr. On The Record: Why Trump International Hotels And Residences Are Still Winning

    05/06/2016 1:26:04 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 7 replies
    Forbes / Lifestyle ^ | May 2, 2016 | Peter Taylor
    Days before a critical Indiana primary that could sew up the presidential nomination for the “presumptive” Republican party nominee, the candidate’s eldest son, who is also his current campaign surrogate and Executive Vice President of the Trump Organization, isn’t interested in talking politics at all..... If all of these Trump business traits—passion, hard work, getting your hands dirty—sound distinctly similar to many of the themes Donald Sr. is hammering home on the Republican campaign trail it’s because they’ve run in the family for decades—and Don Jr. isn’t shy about telling voters as much. Presidential campaigns have a habit of throwing...
  • The Trump Campaign Shows Its Policy Chops (Jobs)

    05/05/2016 5:39:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 9 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | May 4, 2016 | Betsy McCaughey
    The rap on Donald Trump is he's all bluster. The New York Times says he's offering "incoherent mishmash." GOP rival Ted Cruz claims Trump has "no idea" how to fix the economy. Don't' believe it. The Trump campaign is putting forward proposals to fix problems facing the nation, from the long waits for medical care at the VA to the impending collapse of Obamacare. Check out Trump's economic plan, for starters. Unlike Hillary Clinton's radical anti-business agenda, Trump's plan would actually help unemployed Americans get back to work. Trump slashes the corporate tax rate to 15 percent, down from the...
  • Tow truck driver said he refused service to woman because she supports Bernie Sanders

    05/05/2016 9:51:06 AM PDT · by Objective Scrutator · 178 replies
    Fox Carolina ^ | May 4, 2016 | Dal Kalsi
    ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) - A local tow truck driver said he refused to tow a woman’s car after he saw Bernie Sanders stickers on the vehicle. Kenneth Shupe said he was called to pick up a woman stranded on I-26 in Asheville on Monday. When he saw “a bunch of Bernie Sanders stuff” he said he told the woman, “very politely,” that he could’t tow her car because she was “obviously a socialist” and advised her to “call the government” for a tow. "Every business dealing in recent history with a socialist minded person I have not gotten paid,"...