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    Who Creates Jobs—and Why?

    If you want to protect spending in Washington, call it “job creation.” That’s the flip side of yesterday’s quip by Jared Bernstein, senior fellow at the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, skewering the tendency of politicians to dress their favorite lobbies or spending policies as job generators. He’s right: … More

    How Many Layoffs Would a Higher Minimum Wage Lead To?

    Bad news for minimum-wage workers: If President Obama succeeds in getting the federal minimum wage hiked to $10.10 an hour, some workers could lose their current jobs. According to an Express Employments Professionals survey released Wednesday, a whopping 38 percent of employers said that they would lay off employees if … More

    Overtime Pay: Why More Government Meddling Isn't Good for Workers

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    Making more money is a good thing. But having a job you like is even better. Which is why President Obama’s announcement this week that he wants to increase the number of Americans eligible for overtime pay is not as good a deal as it sounds. Who qualifies for overtime … More

    She Dreamed Obamacare Was Harmless

    Obamacare is working, and it’s not costing any jobs. Shhh…keep quiet, or you’ll wake Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius from her dream. “There is absolutely no evidence, and every economist will tell you this, that there is any job loss related to the Affordable Care Act,” she said … More

    Obamacare Is So Great, We Just Can't Wait for You to… Oh.

    President Obama “can’t wait” for Congress to act—but he can wait for Obamacare to kick in. Yesterday, the Obama Administration pushed back Obamacare’s employer mandate by two years for mid-sized employers. But that’s not all—employers got an added incentive not to lay off workers or cut workers’ hours. Why? Hurting … More

    How to Help Uninsured Americans

    Two of the problems Obamacare promised to solve were getting coverage for people with pre-existing conditions and helping the uninsured get coverage. Last week, we talked about how Heritage’s alternative to Obamacare would help people with pre-existing conditions. Today, let’s talk about the uninsured. Obamacare’s promise of insuring all Americans … More

    We Bet You Haven't Heard This About Obamacare

    Another push is underway to raise the minimum wage. But what you probably haven’t heard is that Obamacare has already done that. The plan on the table in Congress would raise the federal minimum wage above $10 an hour (which is higher than all existing state rates). Obamacare’s mandate on … More

    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

    Watch Out, 20-Somethings: How Obamacare Hits Young People

    Obamacare is going to be particularly rough for young adults in their 20s. “Insurance premiums are going to increase for a lot of consumers, but young adults are going to be hit the hardest,” explained Heritage expert Alyene Senger on “Fox and Friends.” She said that Obamacare will raise insurance … More