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  • Goodbye, Connecticut: It’s just too expensive here

    11/14/2015 5:38:15 PM PST · by BlueStateRightist · 24 replies
    Journal Inquirer ^ | November 14, 2015 | Alan and Gerald Zordan
    With the Litchfield hills and Connecticut in our rear-view mirror as we move our 101-year-old manufacturing company to South Carolina, we are nostalgic, excited, and disappointed.
  • Neil Cavuto Repeatedly Confronts Student Pushing Free College Plan With Harsh Facts (Brutal)

    11/12/2015 6:48:44 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 73 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 11/12/2015 | Tré Goins-Phillips
    Keely Mullen, an organizer for the Million Student March movement, joined Fox Business Network anchor Neil Cavuto on the air Thursday to discuss the movement’s demands for free public college, student debt cancelation and a $15-an-hour minimum wage for student workers. In the awkward 9-minute interview, Cavuto repeatedly cited facts and figures that seemed to fluster the student. When asked who would pick up the tab for the demands she listed, Mullen said, “The 1 percent of people who are hoarding the wealth and causing a catastrophe students are facing.” “If the 1 percent just had their taxes raised a...
  • Ben Carson Spurns GOP Base With Support for ObamaTrade TPP

    11/11/2015 5:07:25 PM PST · by VitacoreVision · 53 replies
    The New American ^ | 10 November 2015 | Alex Newman
    Pediatric neurosurgeon and 2016 GOP frontrunner Ben Carson has easily fended off most of the spurious attacks from the establishment press, but growing conservative outrage over the Carson campaign's recent announcement of support "with reservations" for Obama's deeply controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership deal may prove more tricky. Ironically, the Carson camp claimed Carson supported the deal, dubbed "ObamaTrade" by critics, as a "counterbalance to China's influence" just two days after the Obama administration publicly invited the brutal Communist Chinese dictatorship and Russia's Vladimir Putin to join the TPP as well. Among many of Carson's conservative supporters, the pro-TPP position is likely...
  • Analysis: Bevin Win in Kentucky Underscores Decimated Democratic Party Under Obama

    11/04/2015 2:30:55 PM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 11/4/2015 | Guy Benson
    Last night's off-year elections produced a number of noteworthy outcomes, none larger than Republican Matt Bevin's upset victory in Kentucky's gubernatorial race. Bevin ran as a hard-charging outsider conservative, warts and all. Public polls gave his opponent, Democrat Jack Conway, a modest but stable lead throughout the race's home stretch, averaging out to a three-point Conway advantage in a three-way contest. They were off by double digits. Bevin won handily:DailyKos tweet at link ... Bevin, boosted by a massive investment from national Republicans and help from his former nemisis Mitch McConnell, nationalized the race, tying Conway to President Obama at...
  • So, What ever happened to that guy who gave all his employees a $70K minimum wage?

    11/01/2015 7:00:50 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/31/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    You probably remember the story of Dan Price, the owner of Gravity Payments in Seattle. He’s the guy who decided to give everyone working there a raise to $70K and cut his own pay to the same level in an effort to wipe out income inequality. He became an overnight star on the Left and was making the rounds of all the liberal TV shows. Everybody loved him.Yeah, that guy. What ever happened to him? (Slate) Price isn’t backing down about pay going up. Now he’s going all in. He revealed to Inc. that he has sold all his...
  • BOOM: Rush Limbaugh Goes Nuclear on Trump, Carson Critics… “I Don’t Give a Damn!”

    10/30/2015 9:41:41 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 112 replies
    Conservative powerhouse Rush Limbaugh let loose on liberals and GOP establishment types critical of Republican presidential candidates Ben Carson and Donald Trump. On his website, Limbaugh said, “I don’t care what you think of Donald Trump’s personality. Frankly, it’s none of your damn business,” he said. “You go do what he’s done and then tell him he’s worthless. Go do what Ben Carson’s done and then tell him and tell the rest of us that he doesn’t know what he’s doing, or any of the others up there on that debate stage,” he added. Limbaugh remarks come as the popularity...
  • 5 Developed Countries without Minimum Wages

    10/27/2015 9:10:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Investopedia ^ | 08/05/2015
    There is much debate in the United States about the minimum wage. Many people feel it should be higher, since those who earn the current federal minimum wage of $7.25 per hour are often just barely making it. Others feel any minimum wage discourages businesses from hiring more employees, so the issue of how much employees are paid should be left to the free market to determine.Advocates of both options often cite the minimum wage laws of other nations as evidence of the validity of their views. One oft-cited fact is many developed nations without minimum wages have drastically lower...
  • Restaurant group fights New Yorks $15 wage raise for only fast food workers

    10/27/2015 8:04:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/27/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Back in July we covered the controversial (to say the least) move by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to take a page from Barack Obama’s playbook and bypass the state legislature through executive action, raising the minimum wage for fast food chain workers to $15 per hour. This was seen in the more progressive sectors of the activist community as a role model for other states to emulate as long as Congress wouldn’t make such a move on a national level. Protests regarding the fundamental unfairness of this plan, combined with the highly dubious legal nature of the scheme...
  • $15 Minimum Wage Advocate [Service Employees International Union] Wants To Pay You $12

    10/23/2015 3:28:05 PM PDT · by grundle · 5 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | October 23, 2015 | Connor D. Wolf
    An advocacy group out of Modesto, Calif. pushing for a $15 an hour minimum wage posted a job ad Thursday offering to pay $12 an hour. Below what it is demanding others pay their workers. The Craigslist post was for a job opening at the local Fight for $15 campaign. On the national level, the organization has spearheaded the push to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour. The post was signed by Steven Applebaum who lists his affiliation with the Modesto Fight for $15 campaign. Do you make minimum wage? the posting asked. Can you afford your bills...
  • If McDonalds goes under it will be because they followed liberals to disaster

    10/21/2015 10:51:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 164 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | October 21, 2015 | JAZZ SHAW
    I saw a sad but not totally unexpected news item from John Hawkins this morning regarding one of America’s premiere dining outlets… McDonald’s. The House That Ronald Built has fallen on hard times, with some estimates indicating that a significant portion of the franchises are currently insolvent or seriously in the red. The dire warnings from franchise owners are including phrases such as, “these are the final days.” (Yahoo News) McDonald’s franchisees believe the brand is in a “deep depression” and could be facing its “final days,” according to a new survey.“We are in the throes of a deep depression,...
  • Acting Up Against the Minimum Wage

    10/21/2015 3:10:03 AM PDT · by george76 · 13 replies
    WSJ ^ | Oct. 19, 2015
    Los Angeles actors sue their labor union to preserve small theaters. On Saturday in federal court in Los Angeles, a group of actors and other workers sued Actors Equity Association to stop the union from forcing theaters with fewer than 100 seats to pay union members at least $9 per hour. The rebels, who seem to have a better grasp of economics than the union leadership, warn in their lawsuit that forcing the rules on theaters that used to be exempt will force many to close altogether ... just as young, unskilled workers in the restaurant industry are willing to...
  • Wal-Mart: Wage hikes are killing profits

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. Wall Street rolled back Wal-Marts stock price Wednesday after the retailer issued a gloomy outlook. Wal-Mart said the strong dollar was hurting sales this year and that wage increases for its employees would eat into profits next year. Shares of Wal-Mart plunged 9 percent to a three-year low on the news.
  • Labor coalition calls for minimum wage higher than $15 per hour

    10/13/2015 8:39:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | October 13, 2015 | Ned Resnikoff
    Analysis: With $15 minimum wage campaign gaining political traction, group says workers need more for a living wage. As the nationwide campaign for a $15 hourly minimum wage gains traction, some labor groups have set their sights on an even higher number: $16.87 a demand that could help push the $15 figure closer to the mainstream of American politics. A new report, published Tuesday, from the Alliance for a Just Society, a coalition of labor organizations, argues that $15 an hour is less than a living wage in most states. A single, childless adult earning $15 per hour would...
  • Millennial voters weigh in on 16 candidates

    10/12/2015 2:10:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WGNO-TV ^ | October 12, 2015 | Anthony Perrucci, CNN
    CNN asked millennial voters from a range of backgrounds to weigh in on whether, and how well, the 2016 presidential candidates are reflecting the priorities of their generation the largest and most diverse demographic cohort in American history as they make their case to voters. The opinions expressed are solely those of the authors. Elizabeth Elizalde, 22, is a New York-based journalist and a former CNN en Espaol intern. Follow her on Twitter @EElizalde5. Im a 22-year-old Latina living in New York City, and as a recent college graduate, I know the struggle of making ends meet. My...
  • Its Getting Harder To Move Beyond A Minimum-Wage Job

    10/11/2015 6:09:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | October 8, 2015 | Ben Casselman
    Minimum-wage jobs are meant to be the first rung on a career ladder, a chance for entry-level workers to prove themselves before earning a promotion or moving on to other, better-paying jobs. But a growing number of Americans are getting stuck on that first rung for years, if they ever move up at all. Anthony Kemp is one of them. In 2006, he took a job as a cook at a Kentucky Fried Chicken in Oak Park, Illinois. The job paid the state minimum wage, $6.50 an hour at the time, but Kemp figured he could work his way up....
  • Obama: Customers will accept paying more for higher minimum wage

    10/07/2015 4:40:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 95 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/7/15 | Sean Higgins
    President Obama said Wednesday that consumers would be OK paying higher prices if they knew it was the result of an increase in the national minimum wage. He argued that there was therefore no practical reason for anyone to oppose a hike. "I think that most of us are price-sensitive. We're not looking to over-pay. On the other hand, I'll bet that a lot of folks here, if they go to a restaurant, and they know that the people working there are making a living wage, the fact that they may be paying an extra dollar for a burger, would...
  • Dunkin' Donuts franchisee closing 100 stores

    10/04/2015 3:10:46 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 65 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | October 02, 2015 | FoxNews.com
    Looks like America will run a little less on Dunkin. Dunkin Brands, the parent company of Dunkin Donuts and the Baskin-Robbins ice cream chain, announced Thursday that one of its franchisees it will be shutting 100 stores across the country in the next 15 months, reports Forbes. [....] Dunkin said a spike in the cost of eggs due to the recent avian flu outbreak in the U.S. was a reason along with concerns with the rise in minimum wage laws in cities across the country. Last month, New York became the first state to raise the minimum wage for fast-food...
  • California Labor Union That Fought for $15 Minimum Wage Now Wants an Exemption

    10/01/2015 11:06:11 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 19 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 30, 2015 | Natalie Johnson
    The labor union that led the charge for a $15 minimum wage hike in cities across California is now moving to secure an exemption for employers under union contracts. The Los Angeles County Federation of Labor buried the exemption on the eighth page of its 12-page proposal for the Santa Monica City Council to review Tuesday while deciding whether to follow Los Angeles and increase the minimum wage. The loophole would allow employers with collective bargaining agreements to sidestep the wage hike and pay their union members below the proposed $15-per-hour minimum wage. James Sherk, a research fellow in labor...
  • Liberal Reasoning: Idiotic or Dishonest?

    09/23/2015 6:05:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 23, 2015 | Walter E. Williams
    Many people argue that liberals, socialists and progressives do not understand basic economics. I am not totally convinced about that. Take the law of demand, for example, one of the fundamental principles of economics. It holds that the lower the cost of something the more people will take or do of it. Conversely, the higher the cost the less people will take or do something. By their actions, liberals fully understand the law of demand. Let's look at some proof. The Seattle City Council voted unanimously to establish a tax on gun and ammunition sales. Hillary Clinton has called for...
  • Mapping the Difference Between Minimum Wage and Cost of Living

    09/14/2015 5:38:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Atlantic's City Lab ^ | September 10, 2015 | Tanvi Misra
    The minimum wage peaked in 1968 at $8.54 per hour, after adjusting for inflation. The current $7.25 is far too low for the 3 million hourly workers who earn at or below that threshold, and certainly not at par with the wage hikes instituted by other countries with similar economic trajectories. Heres The Economist on Americas embarrassingly low minimum wage: Given the pattern across the rest of the OECD, a group of mostly rich countries, one would expect America, where GDP per person is $53,000, to pay a minimum wage around $12 an hour. That would mean a raise of...
  • A maximum minimum: Gov. Cuomo's proposal for a $15 minimum wage for all New York workers

    09/14/2015 5:19:21 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 34 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | september 14, 2015
    Gov. Cuomo is swinging for the fences with his forceful call to raise New Yorks minimum wage to $15. Thats a hike of more than 70% over the current hourly minimum of $8.75 rising to $9 in the new year and would be the highest statewide rate in the nation. Making his vaulting aspiration all the more stunning is the fact that, just this February, Cuomo was pushing $11.50 as the appropriate level and dismissing Mayor de Blasios goal of $13 as a political non-starter. By May, however, the governor was engineering a $15 minimum for fast-food...
  • New York state OKs $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers

    09/10/2015 5:11:49 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 37 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 10, 2015 8:00 PM EDT | Deepti Hajela and David Klepper
    New York state will gradually raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hourthe first time any state has set the minimum that high. Gov. Andrew Cuomos administration formally approved the increase Thursday, a move the Democratic governor announced at a labor rally with Vice President Joe Biden. Cuomo said he would work to pass legislation setting a $15 minimum for all industries, a promise that comes as more and more cities around the country move toward a $15 minimum wage. Every working man and woman in the state of New York deserves $15 an hour, the governor...
  • New York state APPROVES $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers...first time ANY state...

    09/10/2015 3:55:49 PM PDT · by Libloather · 92 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 9/10/15
    New York state APPROVES $15 minimum wage for fast-food workers...the first time ANY state has set it that high New York state will gradually raise the minimum wage for fast-food workers to $15 an hour the first time any state has set the minimum that high. Gov. Andrew Cuomo's administration formally approved the increase Thursday a move the Democratic governor announced at a labor rally with Vice President Joe Biden. Cuomo said he will work to pass legislation setting a $15 minimum for all industries a promise that comes as more and more cities around the country...
  • Its impossible to afford NYC rents on the minimum wage

    09/09/2015 4:31:04 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 47 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | September 9, 2015 | katherine clarke
    A study found there is not one Big Apple neighborhood where a worker earning the state minimum can afford the median rent. In fact, a New Yorker would need to make at least $38.80 an hour or more than four times the $8.75 minimum wage to afford the citys median asking rent of $2,690, if the worker is shouldering the rent alone, according to the real estate website StreetEasy. What really sticks out here is the number zero the number of neighborhoods where minimum-wage workers can afford the median rent, said Alan Lightfeldt, a StreetEasy data scientist....
  • McJobless in Seattle as order screens arrive: Labor Day reality check for $15 minimum wage

    09/08/2015 4:46:43 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 73 replies
    While it seems liberals may think that raising the minimum wage will raise living standards for poor Americans, they should have seen this coming. With Los Angeles joining Seattle in setting a $15 minimum wage (Los Angeles by 2020, and Seattle by 2021), it stands to reason that McDonalds would find a way around simply paying workers more, as Vox pointed out the obvious fact that the reality is that McDonalds just wants to make money. Read more: http://www.bizpacreview.com/2015/09/08/mcjobless-in-seattle-as-order-screens-arrive-labor-day-reality-check-for-15-minimum-wage-249245#ixzz3lC5wR0te
  • Labor and the State: A Lesson in Counter-Productivity

    09/08/2015 4:04:32 PM PDT · by jfd1776 · 1 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | September 8, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    Like many speakers, as a starting point for anecdotes, or as an establishment of credentials, I sometimes start out my lectures by mentioning how long Ive been with my current employer, how long Ive had my license, or how long Ive been in my industry. Last week, I caught myself as I mentally added up the latter, and realized that I have been in the workforce now for forty-four years. Yes, that IS a long time for a 52-year-old. But it is probably a story worth recounting, particularly when Labor Day rolls around, because as I think back on my...
  • Dr Ben Carson goes left on these issues:

    09/07/2015 11:22:48 AM PDT · by entropy12 · 96 replies
    September 7, 2015 | Self
    Dr Ben Carson is a fine mine, with integrity. However Carson goes left on these issues: Allow semi-autos only in remote rural areas. Says that conservatives that wont talk about gun control have an infantile attitude. For socio-economic Affirmative Action. Supports raising the minimum wage. Want stiff tariffs to limit trade. Deportation of any illegals is moral low ground. A pathway to citizenship is the only humane and reasonable thing to do. Wants a c r a z y 30% Ethanol Standard. Implies climate change is one justification for that 30% ethanol standard.
  • Why Raising the Minimum Wage is a Bad Idea

    09/06/2015 5:38:17 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 6, 2015 | John C. Goodman
    Hillary Clinton has a solution to the problem of low wages: Government should make them higher. Paul Krugman, writing in The New York Times, endorses the idea. There was a time when Krugman dismissed rhetoric like Clinton’s as economic quackery. These days he’s trying to sell the same snake oil as the politicians. As I wrote in a column at Forbes, here is what economists know about the labor market: Employees tend to get paid their marginal product – the value they add to final output. In a competitive market this is almost a truism. Wages are not a gift....
  • Why Walmart Is Reducing Worker Hours, After Raising the Minimum Wage and Other Lessons in Reality

    09/02/2015 6:57:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/02/2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    News item: There is a new cholesterol-control drug on the market, Repatha, which is enormously beneficial to people who suffer serious side effects from the statins commonly used to control cholesterol or who derive no benefit from statins. Some 17 million Britons are potential beneficiaries of the drug, but they will not be able to use it, because the United Kingdoms version of Sarah Palins death panel which bears the pleasingly Orwellian name NICE, the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence says it is too expensive. The United Kingdoms single-payer health-care system is effectively a monopoly, and...
  • The State Supreme Court Has Ruled Airport Workers Get the $15 Minimum Wage. Heres Why.

    08/31/2015 1:52:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 16 replies
    Seattle Weekly ^ | thu., Aug 20 2015 | Casey Jaywork
    The Washington Supreme Court ruled 5-4 Thursday that the city of SeaTacs groundbreaking $15 minimum wage law applies to the SeaTac airport, and not just the city outside of the airport. The decision reversed a lower courts ruling and is a major victory for labor over business. On one side stood the Port of Seattle (which owns and operates the SeaTac airport) and business interests including Alaska Airlines and the Washington Restaurant Association; on the other, the city of SeaTac and the SeaTac Committee for Good Jobs, which pushed the original $15 initiative in SeaTac and is a project of...
  • This Robot Chef Will Skillfully Flip Your Pancakes by , 1:33p @BrennaHouck

    08/31/2015 1:23:08 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Eater ^ | Aug 30, 2015 | Brenna Houck
    Plus, a robot bartender is slingin' cocktails in Germany. The human race's pancake flipping days could soon be over. MIT Technology Review reports that RobotHow a European robotics research project focused on teaching robots to understand language has developed a robot chef capable of using instructions to complete complex tasks like flipping pancakes and making pizza. While things like flipping a pancake might seem simple, for robots it's a challenge to determine how much force and what exact motion is required to complete the action, writes Quartz. The robot called PR2 learns tasks by following instructions on wikiHow....
  • The Democratic Party Adopts $15/hour Minimum Wage into National Platform

    08/29/2015 10:09:00 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 53 replies
    The Democratic Party on Friday adopted a call to raise the minimum wage to $15/hr as part of their established party platform heading into the 2016 election season. The move further polarizes the progressive wing of the party by moving them further to the left of both the Republican Party, and corporate centrist Democrats such as Hillary Clinton. In response to the Democratic Partys vote, Terrence Wise, a Kansas City, Mo. McDonalds and Burger King Worker and member of the National Organizing Committee of the Fight for $15, issued the following statement.
  • As Minimum Wages Rise, Restaurants Say No to Tips, Yes to Higher Prices

    08/25/2015 5:54:35 PM PDT · by Theoria · 38 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 23 Aug 2015 | Patricia Cohen
    Restaurant owners, customers and staff have long railed against the tyranny of tipping, but like a love affair gone bad, it has proved difficult to quit.Now, prompted by a spurt of new minimum wage proposals in major cities, an expanding number of restaurateurs are experimenting with no-tipping policies as a way to manage rising labor costs.Here in Seattle, where the first stage of a $15-an-hour minimum wage law took effect in April, Ivars seafood restaurants switched to an all-inclusive menu. By raising prices 21 percent and ending tipping, Bob C. Donegan, the president and co-owner, calculated he could increase everyones...
  • Security guard, gunman dead after federal building shooting

    08/21/2015 5:15:14 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 7 replies
    YAHOO.COM ^ | 21 AUGUST 2015 | AP
    NEW YORK (AP) Police say a security guard has died after a man walked into a federal building in Manhattan and opened fire. The guard, identified by his union as Idrisa Camara, died shortly after the shooting Friday evening. Police say the gunman walked through a side entrance of the building that houses an immigration court and other government offices. Chief James O'Neil says the gunman later shot himself in the head. He was found dead in the building. A law enforcement official identified the shooter as Kevin Downing, of Fort Lee, New Jersey.
  • Donald Trump's Action Plan for American Jobs (improve number of black, Hispanic and female workers)

    08/20/2015 7:06:22 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 20 replies
    blackengineer.com ^ | 19 August 2015 | By USBE Online
    African Americans and Hispanics make up only 5 percent of the workforce in Silicon Valley technology companies, compared to 14 percent nationally, according to 2014 data. But billionaire Donald Trump has a plan to improve the numbers of Black, Hispanic and female workers. (snip) "More than half of H-1B visas are issued for the program's lowest allowable wage level, and more than eighty percent for its bottom two," the leading Republican presidential frontrunner writes. "Raising the prevailing wage paid to H-1Bs will force companies to give these coveted entry-level jobs to the existing domestic pool of unemployed native and immigrant...
  • Trump: Low Minimum Wage Not a Bad Thing

    08/20/2015 7:35:40 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 33 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/20/2015 | Jeff Poor
    Thursday on MSNBCs Morning Joe, Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump gave his thoughts on the minimum wage and as to whether or not raising the minimum wage would good for the American economy. Its such a nasty question because the answer has to be nasty, Trump said. You know, were in a global economy now. It used to be companies would leave New York State and companies would leave New York State or leave another state and go to Florida, go to Texas, go to wherever they go because or lower wages. You know, all sorts of different things. Well...

    08/18/2015 1:34:15 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 92 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/17 | William Bigelow
    Small businesses are already struggling to survive the spate of minimum wage increases to $15 per hour in parts of California. Last month, the small Bay Area town of Emeryville, California, (population 10,000) decided to act as flag-bearer for raising the minimum wage in California, hiking its minimum wage to $14.44 per hour. Even though businesses with less than 56 workers are exempt from the $14.44 rate and do not have to raise their wages to $15 until 2018, Vic Gumper, who owns Lanesplitter Pizza, with outlets in Berkeley, Oakland, Albany and Emeryville, decided not only to bite the bullet...
  • Danger Will Robinson! A $15 Minimum Wage Will Only Help Robot Burger-Flippers

    08/18/2015 4:44:47 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 44 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 08/17/2015 | John Merline
    If you don't like the idea of robot waiters and robot cooks replacing entry-level workers, you might think twice about the recent $15 minimum-wage craze.
  • California's SB3, the Minimum Wage Hike From Hell

    08/15/2015 6:24:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/15/2015 | Andrew Soloman
    California has embarked upon a dangerous experiment. The Democrats who secured total control of the statehouse have been the most productive group of legislators at passing bills in the last 50 years. Most of these bills were passed stealthily to avoid media scrutiny. The last minimum wage hike was rammed through without much media attention. The same with the Sick Leave Law that went into effect in July of 2015. These two new costs, when combined with the federal ACA have increased the cost of labor roughly 35% overnight. None of these assaults on California businesses were sensibly staggered, nor...
  • Poll: Hillary Clinton loses to GOP field in Missouri

    08/13/2015 3:15:38 PM PDT · by Signalman · 7 replies
    wash. examiner ^ | 8/12/2015 | Ryan Lovelace
    Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton would lose Missouri to every GOP presidential candidate pitted against her in a new survey conducted by Public Policy Polling. Florida Sen. Marco Rubio performs best against Clinton, winning by 15 percentage points in a hypothetical matchup, while former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush performs worst, winning by only 7 percentage points. Donald Trump leads Clinton by 9 percentage points, Carly Fiorina had a 10 percentage point margin of victory, and Senators Ted Cruz of Texas and Rand Paul of Kentucky each won by 12. Missouri went blue for President Obama in 2008, and also features a...
  • The minimum they should do: How Politicians vote for high wages With the money of others

    08/13/2015 7:07:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune ^ | 08/13/2015 | By Donald J. Boudreaux
    Putting at risk other people's money and livelihoods is easier than putting at risk your own money and livelihood. Anyone with the power to put at risk other people's money and livelihoods is prone to take unjustified risks with that money and those livelihoods. This fact is one reason for private property: With private property, each person has control over only property that is his or hers. I decide what happens on my side of the fence while you decide what happens on your side. If I decide poorly, I suffer the consequences; if you decide well, you reap the...
  • REPORT: Seattle Restaurants Suffer Worse Job Loss Since The Great Recession

    08/10/2015 11:43:37 AM PDT · by South40 · 58 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10 AUG 2015 | Connor D. Wolf
    According to a report released Sunday by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), the $15 minimum wage has caused Seattle restaurants to lose 1,000 jobs the worst decline since the 2009 Great Recession. The loss of 1,000 restaurant jobs in May following the minimum wage increase in April was the largest one month job decline since a 1,300 drop in January 2009, again during the Great Recession, AEI Scholar Mark J. Perry noted in the report.
  • The Lefts Minimum Wage Compassion Is Actually Contempt for Entry Level Workers

    08/10/2015 11:01:16 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 7 replies
    Benweingarten.com ^ | 2015-08-10 | Benjamin Weingarten
    Writing in the Wall Street Journal, Steve Caldeira, CEO of the International Franchise Association, alerts us to the latest plan to ensure economic justice through raising worker pay by government decree. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, believing that the Empire State is free from the strictures of supply and demand curves or more likely that he must appease Big Labor is promoting a plan to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour from $8.75 an hour for workers in fast-food restaurants with 30 or more locations. Such a plan may be politically astute how can anyone...
  • Seattle Restaurants Suffer Worse Job Loss Since The Great Recession

    08/10/2015 10:16:58 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 47 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 07/10/2015 | Connor Wolf
    According to a report released Sunday by the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), the $15 minimum wage has caused Seattle restaurants to lose 1,000 jobs the worst decline since the 2009 Great Recession. The loss of 1,000 restaurant jobs in May following the minimum wage increase in April was the largest one month job decline since a 1,300 drop in January 2009, again during the Great Recession, AEI Scholar Mark J. Perry noted in the report.
  • Wal-Mart Wage Hikes Backfire (Again) As Angry Employees Threaten To Quit

    08/07/2015 9:41:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/07/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Last week, in "Economics 101: Wal-Mart Hikes Wages, Prepares To Fire 1000," we highlighted an internal memo circulated at Arkansas recruiting firm Cameron Smith & Associates. The letter, which was obtained by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, advised employees to prepare for an expected wave of layoffs at WalMarts home office in Bentonville. "Please remember, these people are our neighbors and friends," Cameron Smith tells his recruiters, "you have a skill that will be very much in need when this goes down."The retail giant has received quite a bit of scrutiny this year (more than usual), after abruptly and simultaneously closing...
  • Study Showing 15-Dollar-an-Hour Fast-Food Wages Would Raise Prices by Only 4 Percent Is Very Wrong

    08/05/2015 6:35:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 59 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/05/2015 | James Sherk
    If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. Unfortunately, many journalists did not remember that when covering a new report claiming $15-an-hour wages would raise fast-food prices only 4 percent. A closer look shows that the study underlying the report had major methodological errors. More serious analysis shows that $15-an-hour wages would raise fast-food prices by over a third at least until stores automate work currently done by humans. The study, by Purdue University economists Richard Ghiselli and Jing Ma, has made quite a splash. The Washington Post covered it extensively, concluding that the higher wages...
  • CEO Hikes Minimum Wage To $70K, Capitalist Tragicomedy Ensues [Employer Learns Lesson in Socialism]

    08/03/2015 1:57:20 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 08/02/2015 | Tyler Durden
    Meet 31-year-old Dan Price. Dan is the CEO of Seattle-based credit card payments processing firm Gravity Payments, and three months ago, he did a funny thing.After talking with a friend who confessed to having difficulties making student loan payments and rent each month on an annual salary of $40,000, Dan decided to set a $70,000 per year pay floor at Gravity. Dan was not, The New York Times says, looking to insert himself into "the current political clamor over low wages or the growing gap between rich and poor." All he wanted to do was improve the lives of...
  • From rents to haircuts, Americans start to feel price increases

    08/02/2015 4:12:58 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 61 replies
    ap ^ | Christopher S. Rugaber
    Apartment rents are up. So are prices for restaurant meals, haircuts, gym memberships and a cup of coffee. For consumers who have become used to flat or even falling prices for years, an unfamiliar sight has emerged in many corners of the economy: Inflation is ticking up.
  • CEO who set his firm's minimum wage to $70K hits hard times

    08/02/2015 11:51:39 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 30 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | August 2, 2015 | DailyMail.com Reporter
    He hit headlines earlier this year for declaring every one of his 120 employees would earn a minimum wage of $70,000. But now Dan Price - CEO of Seattle-based credit card processing firm Gravity Payments, who lowered his $1 million salary to better compensate employees - has fallen on hard times as a result of his bold move. However the 31-year-old, who is renting out his house to keep the salary increases going, refuses to give up. 'I'm working as hard as I ever worked to make it work,' he told The New York Times. 'I havent made this little...
  • Liberal Gave All Employees 70k Minimum Wage, Then THIS Happened! (Going Broke)

    08/01/2015 5:39:10 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 35 replies
    The Federalist Papers ^ | 8/1/2015 | JASON W. STEVENS
    They say what goes around comes around. In this case, ignore the basic laws of economics and human nature, and youll soon find yourself living in a van down by the river. That looks to be in the very near future for one liberal CEO who insisted on making a political statement about the minimum wage, rather than looking after the best interests of his employees and company. We predicted this would happen. But then again, conservatives tend to understand basic economics better than your typical liberal nutcase.