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    How President Obama Is Killing Jobs

    Five years on and President Obama still refuses to assume responsibility for his woeful economic record. The buck stops with Republicans, other countries, changes in the weather, etc.—anywhere but the Oval Office. Of course, it’s not new having a chief executive who refuses to admit failure. What is rare is … More

    How Obamacare Hurts You If You're Looking for a Job

    America is hurting for jobs. And if you’re looking for one, here’s how Obamacare is hurting you. Obamacare is keeping businesses from hiring. We already knew that many employers plan to cut workers’ hours to stay under the threshold of Obamacare mandates. This makes full-time jobs—much less full-time jobs with … More

    A Letter to President Obama

    Dear Mr. President: As the temporary slowdown in government operations enters its second week, I write to explain why conservatives have insisted on making the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act the prime source of contention. Speaking for our organization, I can tell you we’re in this fight because of … More

    How's the Economy at Your House?

    The news media, the President, and Congress should be cautious in trotting out “victims” of the government shutdown. As national media continue the hype, the furor over Washington furloughs will only take you so far in the rest of America. IN WASHINGTON: While the country’s national parks are closed and … More

    Why Should the Government Prevent Union Members from Earning RAISEs?

    A few years ago, President Obama declared he believed “in people getting rich based on performance and what they add in terms of value and the products and services that they create.” United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 23 never got this message. The union fought in court to … More

    Obamacare and Trader Joe's: The Unique Grocery Experience, with Not-So-Unique Problems

    Trader Joe’s grocery store is known for its affordable prices, unique food, and friendly staff — a grocery experience. But thanks to changes in employee health benefits, the joyful atmosphere could be in jeopardy. For years, Trader Joe’s has offered health care coverage to its part-time employees at reasonable prices. But … More

    Obamacare Quiz for Employers

    If you work somewhere, Obamacare is most likely affecting your employer—and you. In a new paper, Heritage’s Alyene Senger explains how “Obamacare will impose new health coverage costs, the employer mandate, compliance regulations, and new taxes on all businesses.” How will businesses respond to all these costs and regulations? What … More

    Obamacare Is Coming: Forever 21 Slashes Workers' Hours

    The clothing chain Forever 21 is the latest company cutting full-time workers’ hours. A leaked memo shared last week on social media with the hashtag #Never21 proves the company capped some full-time workers at 29.5 hours a week as of August 18, resulting in a loss of the health coverage … More

    Parents, Not Government, Know How to Feed Their Children

    Some Members of Congress think they are better parents than you are. Under the tax code, companies are able to take deductions for business expenses, including marketing. Recently, however, Representative Rosa DeLauro (D–CT) introduced H.R. 2831, which would prohibit businesses from taking tax deductions for marketing “food of poor nutritional … More

    900,000 Reasons Obamacare Is Bad: Moving Americans from Work to Welfare

    Obamacare is not only hurting small businesses and economic growth. It might also give nearly a million low-income individuals a reason to leave work for welfare. A new study from the National Bureau of Economic Research by professors from Columbia University, Northwestern University, and the University of Chicago argues that, … More