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  • Biden Energy Decrees Benefit China [semi-satire]

    02/06/2021 1:34:52 PM PST · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 7 February 2021 | John Semmens
    The Biden Administration’s shift away from fossil fuels and toward so-called clean energy will boost China’s economy at the expense of the US economy. China currently controls 60% of the solar industry’s supply chain. Killing the Keystone Pipeline and canceling drilling permits on federal land will increase America’s dependence on Chinese sources for the much-heralded “renewable” energy sources. Michael Regan, President Biden’s nominee to head the EPA, acknowledged this shift, but insisted that “it will be good for both countries. First, as customers for their clean-energy products we will build bonds that discourage China from taking hostile actions against us....
  • 2 California supermarkets closing after city orders pay hike

    02/02/2021 7:56:47 PM PST · by lowbridge · 61 replies ^ | February 2, 2021
    Kroger Co. will close two Southern California supermarkets in response to a local ordinance requiring extra pay for certain grocery employees working during the pandemic. The decision announced by the company Monday follows a unanimous vote last month by the Long Beach City Council mandating a 120-day increase of $4 an hour for employees of supermarkets with at least 300 employees nationwide and more than 15 in Long Beach. Kroger said it will close a Ralphs market and a Food 4 Less on April 17, the Press-Telegram reported. “As a result of the City of Long Beach’s decision to pass...
  • Biden Buyer’s Remorse: Biden Minimum Wage Plan Causes More Outrage Mob Angst

    01/24/2021 11:13:42 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 37 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    The Perpetual Outrage Mob on Twitter is outraged again. – But now, in a dose of high irony, the Perpetual Outrage Mob (POM) has turned it’s ire towards the elderly Sock Puppet who was their hero just days ago. Such is the result of the POM learning that the reality of China Joe Potato Head Biden’s policy does not come close to matching the wild promises he and Kamala Lala Ding Dong made during their fake campaign. First, the POM went berserk when it discovered that the “$2,000 checks” for COVID relief that China Joe and Kamala promised during the...
  • Forget A Universal Basic Income. Instead, Pay Married People To Have More Babies

    01/19/2021 11:02:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    The Federalist ^ | January 19, 2021 | Scott Ruesterholz
    People To Have More Babies Republicans must become not just the party of workers but also the party of families. They should do it by upping Joe Biden’s proposed child tax credit into something bigger.As the Republican Party charts its path during a Joe Biden presidency, there will undoubtedly be calls from the corporate wing to return to the neoliberal orthodoxy that defined it under the Bushes, Mitt Romney, and Paul Ryan. This would be a profound mistake.President Donald Trump has repositioned Republicans as the party of workers with his focus on trade, industrial, and immigration issues. By crafting an...
  • New Year, new minimum wage: Colorado's hourly rate jumps to $12.32 an hour on Friday

    01/04/2021 7:17:50 PM PST · by SaxxonWoods · 15 replies
    SkyHiNews ^ | 1/1/2021 | Thy Vo
    A new minimum wage increase will take effect in Colorado on New Year’s Day, bringing wages to $12.32 an hour, or $9.30 for tipped workers. The 2.7% statewide increase is based on language in the Colorado Constitution, which mandates annual inflation adjustments based on the consumer price index. Colorado voters approved a constitutional amendment in 2016 enshrining the annual wage increase in the state’s governing document.
  • Trump Rewrites H-1B program to help American White-Collar Workers

    10/29/2020 5:24:00 AM PDT · by PK1991 · 70 replies
    Brietbart ^ | 10-29-2020 | Neil Munro
    President Donald Trump has launched a fundamental reform of the H-1B visa system to protect American graduates from outsourcing — despite furious opposition from donors and leaders from Silicon Valley, Fortune 500 companies, and coastal investors. The reform will end the annual award of 85,000 H-1B visas by lottery, which has been gamed by companies to import foreign workers at wages far below the salaries needed by American professionals. Instead, the visas will be offered to the companies that compete to offer the highest salaries, preventing employers from undercutting American graduates.
  • House Democrats Introduce Plan To Pay Americans $2,000 A Month Until Economy Recovers From COVID-19

    04/15/2020 1:51:52 PM PDT · by blam · 98 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 4-15-2020 | Charles Davis
    Old enough to drive a car? Then you would be old enough to receive $2,000 a month under a plan introduced this week by two Democratic lawmakers in the House of Representatives. Under the Emergency Money for the People Act, US citizens who are 16 or older — and make less than $130,000 a year — would receive cash payments from the federal government for at least six months and until unemployment falls to pre-pandemic levels. The bill was introduced Tuesday by Rep. Tim Ryan, a former presidential candidate associated with the moderate wing of the Democratic Party, and Rep....
  • The Economist: Tougher Immigration Policy Seems to Raise Wages

    02/21/2020 6:51:48 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 22 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | February 21, 2020 | P.J. Gladnick
    Remember the arguments from liberals about how massive immigration, both legal and illegal, was good for the country? Well, a certain publication is now questioning that proposition specifically on the grounds that it appears that the curtailment of immigration during the Trump administration seems to have the effect of raising blue collar wages. The most surprising thing about this assertion is that the source is one which you would associate with being friendly towards Trump. It was The Economist, which was so hostile toward President Trump that shortly after his inauguration, it featured a cover illustration of Trump tossing a...
  • Germany's minimum wage spurred productivity, but hit small firms

    02/18/2020 8:40:07 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 8 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 02.18.2020
    The introduction of a nationwide minimum wage in Germany has spurred a growth in worker productivity, according to a study published Tuesday. The government in Berlin first established a minimum wage in 2015, requiring firms to pay their employees €8.50 ($9.20) per hour. At the time, around 15% of the German workforce was earning less than that amount. Research by University College London (UCL) and the German Institute for Labor Market Research (AIB) found that the change did not result in higher joblessness among low-wage workers — one of the fears before the policy was rolled out. […] Instead, their...
  • NYT: Black Workers’ Wages ‘Are Finally Rising’ After ‘Decade of Stagnation’

    02/07/2020 10:45:03 AM PST · by maggief · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | February 7, 2020 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    The New York Times reported Friday morning that African American workers are seeing their wages rise for the first time after a “decade of stagnation,” further evidence of the strength of the U.S. economy. The Times report came as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the economy created 225,000 new jobs in January, smashing expectations. Unemployment ticked upward to 3.6% — but that was due to more workers entering the labor force, generating the highest labor force participation rate thus far in the recovery from the Great Recession. Average hourly wage gains also rose slightly year-on-year, to 3.1%....
  • Jim Brown Calls Out NFL's Low Pensions

    12/09/2019 9:36:29 AM PST · by GLH3IL · 61 replies
    Yahoo Sports ^ | 12/08/2019 | Eric He
    "Brown highlighted what he feels are low pensions for older retired players. For those who retired before 1993, the rate is about $2,500 a month for a player who spent seven years in the league. Brown called it “shockingly, immorally, low.”
  • In a theme park parking lot at night, a worker sleeps in her car.

    12/05/2019 6:35:48 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 67 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | December 5, 2019 | Chabeli Herrera
    You’re not supposed to see them like this, their polyester prince costumes unbuttoned and backpacks hanging from the shoulders of their colonial period dresses. Flip flops on, lunch boxes in hand, legions of workers stream into an employee parking lot at Walt Disney World, weary from another shift of making magic at the world’s busiest theme park. This is the place where the pixie dust loses its sparkle. It’s where the low-wage workers who power Orlando’s tourism machine leave the attractions, hotels and eateries and fade into a community that doesn’t have enough affordable housing, public transportation or opportunities in...
  • How to Destroy Two Million Jobs

    11/23/2019 5:47:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | November 23, 2019 | Liam Sigaud
    A $15 minimum wage has already destroyed hundreds of small businesses and many more jobs in cities like New York and San Francisco, and – as interest grows within state and local governments – it now threatens the livelihoods of millions of workers nationwide. New research by my colleagues and me at the American Consumer Institute examines four major labor market policies – minimum wage hikes, predictive scheduling, mandatory paid leave and joint-employer regulations – and finds these labor regulations will lead to four million fewer jobs. The study estimates that half of these job losses will result as more...
  • Workers Say Target's Move To Increase Minimum Wage Has Backfired

    10/21/2019 4:15:02 PM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 23 replies
    Western Journal ^ | 10/20/19 | By Skye Malmberg
    The dozens of former and current Target employees interviewed said that less hours have made it difficult or even impossible for them to pay their bills or get health insurance. “I got that dollar raise but I’m getting $200 less in my paycheck,” said Heather, a employee whose hours were cut from full-time to 20 hours per week. “I have no idea how I’m going to pay rent or buy food.” Target employees become eligible for health insurance if they average over 30 hours a week. However, a number of employees who were working more than that say they have...
  • Hasbro celebrates women with 'Ms. Monopoly' game -- and pays them more than men

    09/10/2019 10:47:53 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 52 replies
    Fox Business ^ | Frank J. Connor
    “Ms. Monopoly,” as the new game is called, aims to celebrate women trailblazers and “while Mr. Monopoly is a real-estate mogul, Ms. Monopoly (who is apparently Mr. Monopoly’s niece) is an advocate whose mission is to invest in female entrepreneurs,” according to Hasbro’s release statement. [cut] The toymaker also addresses real-world concerns over wage disparities between men and women, by disadvantaging male players in the game, saying “Ms. Monopoly is the first-ever game where women make more than men.”
  • Illegal Immigration Hurts Black Workers Most

    08/13/2019 7:27:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/13/2019 | Spencer P. Morrison
    Official estimates suggest that over 1 million people will illegally migrate into America in 2019.  The Democrats welcome them with open arms -- they have even offered to give them "free" healthcare. In doing so they betray their most stalwart voters: black Americans.  How?  Illegal migrants compete directly with black Americans for jobs, causing unemployment and decreasing wages. Before discussing the economic impact of illegal immigration, how many aliens live in America? At the Hot Gates Pew Research suggests that some 11.1 million illegals reside within our borders.  Although this falls in line with figures from the Department of...
  • Five Completely Absurd Economic Ideas That Keep Winning Votes For Democrats

    08/12/2019 3:38:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | August 12, 2019 | Scott Morefield
    Liberals fall short in many critical areas, but they ARE full of one thing (OK, one OTHER thing besides what I know you’re thinking) … ideas. ‘Big’ ideas. ‘Bold’ ideas. Ideas all over the place, most of which in some form or another were on grotesque display during the last two series of Democratic 2020 presidential candidate debates. Of course, it’s one thing to have an idea, but how many are actually realistic or even theoretically possible? Sadly, such is the fate of pretty much every ‘big, bold’ idea Democrats manage to projectile-vomit out of their mouths, especially when it comes...
  • Passing Laws, Passing Taxes and Passing the Buck

    08/08/2019 10:32:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | August 8, 2019 | Veronique de Rugy
    What do the French digital services tax, the employers' share of payroll taxes, and the corporate income tax all have in common? They are rarely shouldered by those entities and individuals targeted by legislators. In fact, one of the most important things to know about taxes is that the people who actually write the checks to the Internal Revenue Service (or to its French equivalent) are seldom the ones who actually shoulder its burden. In 2004, economist Stephen Entin wrote, "The economic burden of a tax frequently does not rest with the person or business who has the statutory liability...
  • Hey, New York! How's that $15 an Hour Minimum Wage Working for Ya?

    08/07/2019 9:41:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 08/07/2019 | Rick Moran
    The lede from this Wall Street Journal article says it all: "More than six months after the $15 minimum wage went into effect in New York City, business leaders and owners say the increased labor costs have forced them to cut staff, eliminate work shifts and raise prices."Duh.Sarah McNally, owner of McNally Jackson Books, says, "There’s absolutely no benefit to being a retail business in New York." The unions, the conniving politicians, the anti-capitalist activists who were the driving force behind the "Fight for 15" movement have done a great job. They have all benefited while the workers and businesses...
  • Trump the racist? No way!

    08/04/2019 6:33:28 AM PDT · by billyboy15 · 19 replies
    email (found her web site but not this specific article) | Adriana Cohen- Writer-Boston
    Trump as a “racist” Adriana Cohen is a Boston-based writer and critic of media bias. This is long but well written. _____________________ COHEN: If actions speak louder than words, President Trump is no racist. If he were truly one, he'd be oppressing minorities, not uplifting and empowering them with policies he's implemented that improve their lives. Take criminal justice reform. President Trump led the charge and passed the First Step Act — working with leaders of the black community and lawmakers including Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J. Thanks to President Trump's leadership, his administration has succeeded in freeing thousands of inmates,...