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  • The Economic Illiteracy Of Obama's Overtime Rule

    06/30/2015 4:27:43 PM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 7 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 06/30/2015 | Staff
    Regulations: With the flick of his magic pen, President Obama will soon grant millions of workers overtime play. At least, that's the fantasy being peddled by the White House and regurgitated by a credulous press.
  • US Dept. of Labor economist tries to hide after comparing Christians to Nazis

    03/30/2015 5:21:13 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 46 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | 3/30/15 | Carmine Sabia
    An economist at the U.S. Department of Labor quickly put her gears in reverse after sending out a tweet comparing Christians to Nazis. Elizabeth Ashack deleted her tweet that read “people in the red states vote for nazis to govern, and then call themselves Christian, it will not end well for them. #BoycottIndiana,” but not before screenshots were taken by several astute Twitter users. Ashack, an employee of the department since 1998, according to the Daily Caller, also removed “Economist at US Department of Labor BLS” from her Twitter profile after people began calling her out for the remark. That...
  • Bombshell Emails: White House Coordinated With Department of Labor To Hide Illegal Obama Fundraiser

    09/14/2014 9:24:14 PM PDT · by Nachum · 69 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/14/14 | Patrick Howley
    The Department of Labor coordinated with the White House on whether or not to release hidden portions of former Labor Secretary Hilda Solis’ schedule as Solis battled an FBI investigation into her illegal fundraising for President Obama. New emails provided to The Daily Caller from the nonprofit legal research firm Cause of Action show the White House thanking the Department of Labor for “flagging” a public information request for “withheld” portions of Solis’ schedule. (SEE THE EMAIL CHAIN). The White House then asked for the name of the conservative group making the request — information that Labor officials were eager...
  • Oblivious: Washington DC Ignoring The Biggest Economic Transformation Of Our Lifetimes

    09/22/2013 3:55:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 22, 2013 | Austin Hill
    The jobs report looks good. The jobs report wasn’t as bad as anticipated. There are fewer people working, but that’s okay - the unemployment rate still dropped last month. Are you fed up with the U.S. federal government’s “spin” and constant efforts to convince you that the labor market isn’t as bad as it seems? At the beginning of each month, the U.S. Department of Labor tabulates the number of employment positions that were created the month before. Journalists and pundits are always eager to publicize what has come to be loosely known as the “jobs report,” with headlines that...
  • Furloughs Canceled, Sequestration Not As Bad As Predicted

    08/16/2013 12:59:47 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 16, 2013 | Kevin Glass
    A report yesterday from Government Executive detailed how the Obama Administration's predictions of doom and gloom from sequestration has backfired. The predictions of furloughs for government workers, nearly across the board, were exaggerated. The most significant example of furlough reductions has been the Defense Department. The Pentagon originally planned to furlough all 750,000 of its civilian employees for 22 days. It then used reprogramming to trim that number to 11 days, and more recently -- through a series of cost-cutting measures and inter-service transfer of funds -- reduced the days of unpaid leave to six. The furloughs are now estimated...
  • Can America “Minimum Wage” Itself To Prosperity?

    04/14/2013 4:49:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 14, 2013 | Austin Hill
    What happens when the U.S. Secretary of Labor visits a church in Charlotte? If an incident earlier this month is any indication, faulty political promises and destructive economic policies continue to spread. It took place on April 3rd. Acting U.S. Labor Secretary Seth Harris made an appearance at a Baptist Church in North Carolina’s largest city, along with Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx. He was visiting to promote President Obama’s proposal of elevating the federal minimum wage requirement from the current $7.25 to $9.00 an hour. Harris and Foxx gathered in a large room within a Baptist church building. They sat...
  • Umm...What's ILAB ?

    12/10/2012 6:53:02 AM PST · by Absolutely Nobama · 50 replies
    Alan Levy : The Man, The Myth, The Slam Dancer | 12/10/12 | Alan Levy
    So tell me, patriot, have you ever heard of ILAB ? Nope. Do they fix iphones ?Well, not exactly. ILAB is yet another dangerous Marxist-style agency in our bloated Federal Leviathan that almost no one has ever heard of. ILAB is an acronym for "Bureau of International Affairs" and is a sub-bureaucracy of the Department of Labor. It's stated mission is this: *** "The Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB) leads the U.S. Department of Labor’s efforts to ensure that workers around the world are treated fairly and are able to share in the benefits of the global economy. ILAB’s...
  • The Reality Behind the Labor Numbers

    10/11/2012 4:52:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 11, 2012 | Jackie Gingrich Cushman
    The debate last Wednesday has reset the presidential race. Those who thought President Obama was a shoo-in or that Republican nominee Mitt Romney was a lost cause had their perceptions turned on their heads during the debate. Romney appeared confident, enthusiastic, engaged, knowledgeable -- in contrast, Obama appeared disinterested, arrogant and confused about why he had to endure such an event. His body language appeared to be saying: "Why am I here, wasting my time against this guy? I have better things to do -- I could be on 'The View,' I could be hanging with Beyonce and Jay-Z." Since...
  • Rural kids, parents angry about Labor Dept. rule banning farm chores

    04/25/2012 8:47:41 AM PDT · by Justaham · 19 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/25/12 | Patrick Richardson
    A proposal from the Obama administration to prevent children from doing farm chores has drawn plenty of criticism from rural-district members of Congress. But now it’s attracting barbs from farm kids themselves. The Department of Labor is poised to put the finishing touches on a rule that would apply child-labor laws to children working on family farms, prohibiting them from performing a list of jobs on their own families’ land. Under the rules, children under 18 could no longer work “in the storing, marketing and transporting of farm product raw materials.” “Prohibited places of employment,” a Department press release read,...
  • Dept of Labor IG: Obama’s green-jobs training program a flop

    10/05/2011 2:01:54 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/05/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    It's not as if we haven't already learned what a failure Barack Obama's green-tech stimulus has been in creating jobs. Solyndra collapsed with over a half-billion in taxpayer money out the door, wiping out a thousand jobs with it. After spending $17.2 billion of the $38.6 billion allocated for green-jobs stimulation, the programs have created a total of just over 3500 jobs, for a price tag of $4.85 million each. Now the Inspector General at the Department of Labor has recommended the shutdown of a green-jobs training program that has only placed 15% of its participants: A $500 million green...
  • The New Poor

    02/22/2010 10:33:38 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 41 replies · 948+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 1/22/2010 | Peter S. Goodman
    Even as the American economy shows tentative signs of a rebound, the human toll of the recession continues to mount, with millions of Americans remaining out of work, out of savings and nearing the end of their unemployment benefits. Economists fear that the nascent recovery will leave more people behind than in past recessions, failing to create jobs in sufficient numbers to absorb the record-setting ranks of the long-term unemployed. Call them the new poor: people long accustomed to the comforts of middle-class life who are now relying on public assistance for the first time in their lives -- potentially...
  • This Is Progress? Jobs Data Optimism Obscures Harsh Reality

    12/04/2009 1:41:59 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 3 replies · 626+ views
    Yahoo Finance ^ | 12/04/2009 | Chris Nichols
    If you still have a job, maybe Friday's numbers from the Labor Department will give you a chance to exhale. Since the recession began in December 2007, the employment market, for the most part, has been one negative headline after another. Now, we've learned that the U.S. lost only 11,000 jobs in November, that the unemployment rate surprisingly ticked down from 10.2% the previous month to only 10%, and that for the prior two months the total of jobs lost actually wasn't as bad as initially thought. The last time the data were so bright, if they can be called...
  • Morning Bell: 10% Unemployment Shows Objective Failure of Obama Stimulus

    11/06/2009 10:25:45 PM PST · by FromLori · 9 replies · 756+ views
    Last week the Obama administration issued a report purporting to show that the President’s $787 billion economic stimulus plan had saved or created exactly 640,329 jobs. Such a precise number for such a fuzzy concept as jobs “saved or created” immediately raised doubts about the veracity of the report in any honest American’s mind. And since that report was issued, a once compliant press has filed story after story tearing the credibility of the Obama administration’s job creation claims to shreds. Just enter the words “stimulus”, “jobs”, and “report” in a Google News search and these are just some of...
  • US jobless rate hits 10.2% as 190,000 jobs lost

    11/06/2009 8:04:30 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies · 707+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 11/6/09 | Rob Lever
    WASHINGTON (AFP) – The US unemployment rate jumped to 10.2 percent in October as 190,000 jobs were shed, the government said Friday in data highlighting ongoing struggles of an economy emerging from recession. The Labor Department report, seen as one of the best indicators of economic momentum, showed a rise in the jobless rate, up from 9.8 percent in September, to the highest since 1983. But the number of jobs lost narrowed to the lowest level in over a year. The jobless rate shot above the key 10 percent barrier for the first time since June 1983, even though the...
  • SEIU Member Sworn in at The Department of Labor

    10/13/2009 3:11:30 AM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 6 replies · 631+ views
    On Friday, October 9th, the Administration formally swore in a New Assistant Secretary for Administration and Management at the Department of Labor. What’s News about that? The New Assitant Secretary is a Member of SEIU. According to an Article on the SEIU Blog, T. Michael Kerr, was sworn in as the New Assistant Secretary for the Administration and Management at the Department of Labor. Here is T. Michael Kerr’s Bio, according to the March White House Press Release announcing his nomination:
  • REDSTATE EXCLUSIVE: A Review of ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis’s Rolodex Suggests Strong White House Ties

    09/22/2009 7:23:44 AM PDT · by greyfoxx39 · 13 replies · 1,117+ views
    Red State ^ | September 22, 2009 | Erick Erickson
    The story in a nutshell: Bertha Lewis is the CEO of ACORN. In a review of Lewis’s contacts list, which was leaked to RedState, Bertha Lewis has the office, cell phone, home number, and private personal email address of Patrick Gaspard. Patrick Gaspard holds Karl Rove’s position in the White House and was Obama’s Political Director during the campaign. In addition to Patrick, Bertha has Patrick’s brother Michael in her rolodex. She lists Michael as working at the Advance Group. The Advance Group is ACORN’s lobbying organization. In other words, besides having Obama’s political director’s contact info, the political director’s...
  • Labor Department wants more info from union officials

    05/08/2008 3:05:33 PM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 74+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 5/8/8 | JESSE J. HOLLAND, AP Labor Writer
    Unions should be required to make public more details of their internal finances, the Labor Department said Thursday as it proposed new changes to union disclosure forms. Unions are required every year to file financial disclosure forms with the Labor Department. But federal officials are proposing a more detailed form, and penalizing small unions who get into trouble with the law by banning them from filing a simple form. The proposed changes will be printed on Monday in the federal register. "This proposed rule provides union members with more complete information about union finances and will better protect their legal...
  • Overtime Pay Battle Threatens Trade Bill

    03/27/2004 1:08:32 PM PST · by SpyderTim · 14 replies · 295+ views
    <p>A months-long Senate fight over proposed new rules on overtime pay for U.S. workers is threatening to derail a high-priority bill aimed at ending trade sanctions by Europe that could eventually cost American exporters $4 billion a year.</p> <p>The bill to substitute corporate tax cuts for export subsidies that have been outlawed by the World Trade Organization has broad, bipartisan support in the Senate. But the Senate is more closely divided over a Democratic proposal to add a provision that would block a Bush administration proposal to reduce overtime pay protections for many white-collar workers.</p>
  • Sandbagging Secretary Chao

    03/03/2003 3:25:32 AM PST · by Elle Bee · 14 replies · 1,042+ views
    The Wall Street Journal. ^ | March 3, 2003 | WSJ. Editorial Board
    <p>Who says the war on terror isn't going well?</p> <p>To read the media reports, Labor Secretary Elaine Chao visited the AFL-CIO's winter meeting last week and raised hell. But what really happened is that she told America's labor leaders the truth about union corruption and they just thought it was hell.</p>