Massachusetts Blows the Trump Boom Windfall

You know that boom in hiring, investment, manufacturing taking place all over the nation that has resulted in expansion for business and bonus' for employees everywhere? Well Massachusetts has taken decisive steps to put an end to all that. On June 28, 2018, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a bill titled “An Act Relative to … Continue reading Massachusetts Blows the Trump Boom Windfall

Even Social Justice Must Give Way to Basic Economics (UPDATED)

by baldilocks Stuff Spock Said. Am I reading this correctly? "Fight for $15" is the rallying cry for most Democrats these days. But soon after Washington, D.C., voters approved a hike in tipped wages to $15, Democrats on the city council moved to repeal it. (...) On Tuesday, 7 of the 13 members of Washington's … Continue reading Even Social Justice Must Give Way to Basic Economics (UPDATED)

The Bad News: My Layoff Bleg Goal $2500 by August 10 ($1410 down $1090 to go)

Update: $1410 of $2500 raised so far (8-14-17) A few weeks ago I and the rest of the people on 3rd shift at the warehouse where I've worked since 2015 were informed that said 3rd shift was to be eliminated. On Friday with 30 minutes left to our final shift our small Band of Brothers … Continue reading The Bad News: My Layoff Bleg Goal $2500 by August 10 ($1410 down $1090 to go)

The #Unexpectedly Chronicles Cause and Effect Seattle Edition

You might have missed these two stories in all the Trump Tweet stuff but you might want to remind yourself what we're fighting against before you jump off the wagon. Cause: Seattle’s minimum-wage law is boosting wages for a range of low-paid workers, but the law is causing those workers as a group to lose … Continue reading The #Unexpectedly Chronicles Cause and Effect Seattle Edition

The REAL story of the minimum wage: Progs and the white-only workplace

Wendy's recent announcement that it's installing 1,000 self-service kiosks in its restaurants is a huge counter-salvo against the Fight for $15 and its effort to push through an unreasonable national minimum wage. Most mainstream economists believe paying America's youngest and least-skilled workers at least $15 an hour will kill countless jobs, especially for those least … Continue reading The REAL story of the minimum wage: Progs and the white-only workplace

Raising the Minimum Wage, Expanding Medicaid, and Re-instating SNAP: John Bel Edwards Prepares to Take Office

By:  Pat Austin SHREVEPORT --  Governor-elect John Bel Edwards has declared that Louisiana has given him a mandate to do what he wants, what he promised during the campaign, and he intends to govern just that way.  Among his first steps, as I outlined last week, will be working to enact the Medicaid expansion that … Continue reading Raising the Minimum Wage, Expanding Medicaid, and Re-instating SNAP: John Bel Edwards Prepares to Take Office

The Soft Bigotry of San Francisco expectations

Last week there wa a piece at Fox News concerning Seattle and the sudden discovery by some workers that an increased minimum wage has other costs: Evidence is surfacing that some workers are asking their bosses for fewer hours as their wages rise – in a bid to keep overall income down so they don’t … Continue reading The Soft Bigotry of San Francisco expectations

The Mika Burger Challenge Seattle Edition

Regular readers of this blog know I'm a Morning Joe fan who for many years did his writing with their show in the background. During that time we constantly saw Mika Brzezinski defend the protesters who insisted the Minimum wage should be raised to $15.  Here is one example: Visit NBCNews.com for breaking news, world news, … Continue reading The Mika Burger Challenge Seattle Edition

Hey GOP Call the Left’s Minimum Wage Bluff

The left continues to go all in on the minimum wage nationally The Republicans blocked a bill on Wednesday that could have increased the minimum wage. President Barack Obama and Democrats are furious, but Republicans are holding firm. The current minimum wage is $7.25 an hour; with an increase over three years, the wage would … Continue reading Hey GOP Call the Left’s Minimum Wage Bluff

Guest Commentary: Will Increasing the Minimum Wage Hurt or Help Employees & Businesses?

by Gary S. Goldman For many American workers, minimum-wage employment was a temporary, teenage condition, as we bussed tables, stocked shelves, or cleaned rooms for tiny paychecks before moving on to more financially rewarding work. However in 2011, 3.8 million American workers -- most of whom were out of their teens -- earned the federal … Continue reading Guest Commentary: Will Increasing the Minimum Wage Hurt or Help Employees & Businesses?