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    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

    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

    What Will Happen When (and If) HealthCare.gov Actually Works

    HealthCare.gov may or may not be working—for some people. That seems to be the clearest assessment after the Obama Administration has flubbed two deadlines to get the Obamacare website working. The disaster has spawned countless news stories and updates about the website’s progress. But here’s the most important story: HealthCare.gov … More

    How Obamacare Will Try to Control What You Eat

    Did you know there are 34 million different ways to make a Domino’s pizza? Mary Lynne Carraway can’t fit that on a menu board. But that’s what Obamacare says she has to do: Put up a menu board in each of her 60 Domino’s stores that tells people the calorie … More

    Employee Rights Act: Protecting Workers from Union Overreach

    Sponsored by Representative Tom Price (R–GA) and Senator Orrin Hatch (R–UT), the Employee Rights Act addresses insufficient protections employees have vis-à-vis unions. The bill would guarantee employees the rights to: Vote privately in a secret ballot election before forming a union; Opt out of having their personal contact information provided … More

    More Special Obamacare Treatment -- But Not for You

    Unions haven’t been able to get special Obamacare subsidies like Members of Congress and their staffs did, but they may not go away empty-handed. The Obama Administration has indicated it will propose a new regulation that could give many unions a break from one of Obamacare’s new fees. This one … More

    Michigan Union Threatens Teachers’ Credit Scores

    Most people expect unions to protect workers, not attack their credit ratings. The Michigan Education Association (MEA) does not share these expectations. The union has threatened to damage the credit ratings of teachers who opt out of union dues. Michigan recently became a right-to-work state, meaning workers in Michigan no … 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

    The Typical Worker Earns More Today Than in 1989

    Do American workers have lower living standards today than in 1989? To anyone with a camera GPS library stereo video recorder TV smartphone in his or her pocket, it doesn’t look like it. But the Census Bureau recently released a report finding real median household incomes lower today than 24 … 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