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    Two Mistakes This Video Makes About the Minimum Wage

    President Obama urged Congress to raise the minimum wage in his State of the Union address. His campaign group, Organizing for Action, has a video out with the same message—and it makes two big (but common) mistakes about the minimum wage. >>> See our infographic, “Should We Raise the Minimum … More

    Charles Krauthammer Explains Obama's Lawlessness in 50 Seconds

    During an interview on Fox News’ “Special Report,” columnist Charles Krauthammer called President Obama’s executive actions “unbelievably unconstitutional” and lawless. Krauthammer pointed to a double standard in Washington and asserted that if the President were a Republican, “the people would be up in arms and would be impeaching.” >>> Check … More

    U.S. Debt Poses a Greater Barrier to Economic Opportunity Than Income Inequality

    President Obama has made income inequality the forefront issue on his 2014 agenda. However, more government is not the solution to increasing economic opportunity in the United States. More government has been the theme of the past decade and the hallmark of the Obama Administration. From the Medicare prescription drug … More

    The President Won't Be Needing You

    President Obama says this is a “year of action”—and last night he made it very clear whose action he was talking about. After noting recently that he has a pen and a phone and can use those to make changes without the help of Congress, Obama charged forward with promises … More

    Want to Help the Poor? Repeal Ethanol Mandate, Don’t Raise Minimum Wage

    Many Senators propose raising the minimum wage to reduce poverty. However, minimum-wage increases have no statistically significant effect on poverty rates. Few of the workers who would get raises come from poor families. Worse, higher minimum wages discourage hiring and reduce access to entry-level jobs. Congress should look to effective … More

    Obama to Impose Higher Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

    President Obama’s unilateral move to give bigger paychecks to employees of federal contractors will drain more money from taxpayers without pressuring the government to cut spending, a Heritage Foundation economist predicts. The likely result will be “a transfer of wealth from taxpayers to the employees of government contractors,” James Sherk, … More

    Should We Raise the Minimum Wage?

    In last year’s State of the Union address, President Obama called for an increase in the minimum wage. Since then, Democrats in Congress have argued that the President didn’t go far enough, proposing even more of an increase. The question is: Would this actually help the entry-level workers it is … More

    Bill Gates: Raising Minimum Wage Can Destroy Jobs

    Microsoft founder Bill Gates said yesterday that raising the minimum wage can “cause job destruction.” Gates’s comment in an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” surprised some because of his generally liberal political leanings. Here’s what Gates said when co-host Mika Brzezinski asked his thoughts on raising the minimum wage, including paying … More

    Rubio: States, Not Washington, Should Lead Anti-Poverty Programs

    Florida senator Marco Rubio (R., Fla.) wants to see the states, not Washington, manage more of the programs directed at helping low-income Americans. “I am proposing that we turn Washington’s anti-poverty programs – and the trillions spent on them – over to the states,” the Florida Republican said in a … More

    What You Need to Know About the Left's Big Issue for 2014

    Do a Google News search for “income inequality” and it will remove any doubt that this is already the political issue of 2014. The left has been gearing up for months. The liberal Center for American Progress launched a new center devoted to the subject, and President Obama has been … More