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    Morning Bell: Beneath Growth, a Sea of Poison

    Today’s jobs report from the Department of Labor was encouraging news for the U.S. economy. It shows that 200,000 jobs were created and the unemployment rate ticked down from 8.7 percent to 8.5 percent. Jobs were created in every sector of the economy save one — government! This report is … More

    What the New Obama Labor Board Means for Workers and Employers

    The framers of the Constitution required the President to get the consent of the Senate before appointing senior government officials. They wanted to prevent the President from appointing those who would abuse the public trust. President Obama’s purported appointment of Richard Griffin to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) yesterday … More

    Morning Bell: Senators, Do Your Job and Get to Work

    On the front page of the White House’s website, a clock slowly ticks away, second by second, counting down to the day, hour, minute, and second that the nation’s payroll tax “holiday” expires and the American people get socked right where it counts — in the pocket book. And just … More

    Enough Political Theater - Time for Congress to Get the Job Done

    As the clock counts down toward Christmas, Congress still has major unfinished business to attend to.  Not that we should be surprised.  Emblematic of a resoundingly disappointing year, the last remaining issue to be resolved directly affects the pocketbooks of Americans.  Just days from now, the payroll tax “holiday” will … More

    Mr. President, There's Bipartisan Support for Keystone XL

    The Keystone XL pipeline, which would bring 700,000 barrels of oil per day from Canada to refineries in Texas and give a major boost to the U.S. economy, is the hot-button issue when it comes to the payroll tax cut package. The legislation says that the President should issue a … More

    Millionaire Tax Would Punish the Biggest Job Creators

    Senate Majority leader Harry Reid (D–NV) drifted off to fairy-tale world this week and dreamed up some statistics as he did. On the floor of the Senate, Reid said the following: Many of our job creators are like unicorns—they’re impossible to find and don’t exist. That’s because only a tiny … More

    Judicial Hellholes: 10 Places Not to Do Business in the United States

    Given the sad state of our economy, the bad investment climate, and the danger posed by profligate federal spending and ever-increasing government regulation, American entrepreneurs have to plan very carefully about where to locate new plants, stores, and other facilities when they expand an existing business or start a new … More

    Obama's Keystone XL Indecision Already Costing Jobs

    It didn’t take long for President Obama’s delaying of the Keystone XL pipeline to start having disastrous economic consequences. Fox 16 reports from Little Rock, Ark., that 60 employees at a local steel pipe manufacturer are now out of work as a direct result of the President’s indecision: Layoffs and … More

    Morning Bell: Why Would Obama Veto Job Creation?

    Today, the U.S. House of Representatives is set to vote on a bill that would, among other things, open the door for the creation of thousands of new jobs, prevent a tax hike on American workers, and help reduce the crippling deficit. However, President Barack Obama has promised that he … More

    The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act

    On Friday, December 9, 2011, Representative Dave Camp (R-MI), with several cosponsors, introduced H.R. 3630, the “Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2011.”  The 369-page bill consists of six titles, main elements of which are discussed below. Title I of the bill gets the government out of … More