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  • Libs demand more than $20 an hour delivering packages

    06/30/2018 7:52:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 53 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/30/2018 | Ed Straker
    How much is unskilled labor worth? For liberals, you might think the answer is an astronomical $15 an hour, the minimum wage many states have set, destroying jobs that cannot provide that much value. But for libs, $15 an hour is just the starting point. The Atlantic wrote a sob story about someone who took a part time job delivering packages for Amazon for $18 an hour (which would eventually go up to $25). Her anger, and indignation, explains what is wrong about the liberal entitlement mentality. The Amazon Flex program lets workers deliver packages as independent contractors. They can...
  • Instead of Bringing in More People, How About We Raise the Wages of the Ones Who Are Already Here?

    06/18/2018 11:10:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 89 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 18, 2018 | Scott Morefield
    The Trump economy is booming. Employers added 223,000 jobs in May instead of an expected 188,000. Unemployment is at a historic 3.8 percent, as low as it’s been since last century, and consumer confidence is skyrocketing right along with GDP. And for the first time in a long time, there are more jobs available than people to fill them."President Trump’s policies are having a tremendous positive impact on the lives of Americans of all classes and backgrounds," wrote Andy Puzder for Fox Business. "More people are working, there are more job openings, and fewer people are dependent on government. Good news for...
  • Apparently Disoriented David Hogg Says High Min. Wage Makes Kids Violent

    06/13/2018 4:36:58 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 34 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | June 12, 2018 | Joe Saunders
    Whatever teen anti-gun celebrity David Hogg learned in high school, it apparently wasn’t the English language. It’s that, or he actually wants to increase the number of gun deaths in inner-city communities. Either way, the poster boy for the gun-grabbing left is showing all the world just how confused and ignorant he really is. In recent a Twitter exchange with a conservative commentator, Hogg let his ignorance slip with a colossally nonsensical argument for the left’s favorite economic policy: Raising the minimum wage.
  • 'Hip Hip Hooray:' Pelosi's Clueless Mockery of Economic Progress is Gold for the GOP, But...

    06/11/2018 6:12:04 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 11, 2018 | Guy Benson
    A number of months ago, when Republicans' collective 2018 fate was looking fairly bleak, I attended an off-the-record briefing that reviewed internal party polling, highlighting the party's strengths and weaknesses heading into a challenging midterms.  The political headwinds, as they're often referred to, were blowing against Team Red -- based both on historical precedent and measurable electoral outcomes.  Many of those same obstacles remain firmly in place today.  But two of the bright spots that the assembled GOP gurus underscored were (a) the growing strength of the US economy, thanks to tax reform and other policies, and (b) the polarizing unpopularity of...
  • Hiring Frenzy Spurs Wage War In The Permian (Texas)

    06/08/2018 9:08:44 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Oil Price ^ | June 7, 2018 | Julianne Geiger
    The Permian basin is on fire, and the current boom cycle in its oil industry is posing an interesting challenge that area in Texas: Right now, that challenge is a shortage of oil industry workers. The oil industry, in an attempt to keep up with increased oil production—particularly in the Permian Basin, is one-upping other employers in a mad dash to reclaim enough workers to keep the industry awash with oil. In fact, as the Dallas News pointed out on Wednesday, the industry is throwing double pay to woo workers away from other industries, such as school bus drivers, police...
  • Where are those good paying energy jobs? Right here.

    06/04/2018 12:48:39 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | May 14, 2018 | Anya Litvak
    Not to distract from the eye-popping salaries of top energy executives, but there is something else eye-opening about comparing oil and gas CEOs to the average oil and gas worker. The median workers at these companies, at least the ones producing most of natural gas in Pennsylvania, are doing quite well. Yes, they still might earn 100 times less than their CEOs, but just try sneezing at these median compensation numbers. •CNX Resources: $129,390 •Range Resources: $123,500 •Chesapeake Energy: $118,761 •Southwestern Energy: $108,458 •EQT: $102,470 •Cabot Oil & Gas: $75,891 With about 8,500 employees among them, these Marcellus Shale operators...
  • Business Owners Get Creative with Unemployment Rate at Record Low

    06/02/2018 10:46:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    WHO-TV ^ | June 1, 2018 | Laura Barczewski
    DES MOINES, Iowa — The United States’ unemployment rate dropped to 3.8 percent, according to the May jobs report that was released on Friday. Iowa’s unemployment rate is even lower than the national average. “So the numbers we were seeing in April were around 2.8 percent, which is almost a historical low for Iowa. So that just means we are all having to be more creative. We are having to look at maybe individuals with barriers that we can serve whether it be veterans, those with criminal backgrounds, disabilities. We want to help all of those that are willing and...
  • Trump’s Tight Labor Market Secures $18 Wages for Chick-fil-A Workers

    06/01/2018 10:18:44 AM PDT · by davikkm · 21 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN NOLTE
    President Trump’s tightened labor market, largely due to increased interior immigration enforcement, is securing higher wages for California Chick-fil-A workers. A Washington Post report reveals that a Chick-fil-A in Sacramento is looking to retain its workers in the tightened labor market by increasing wages from the current rate of about $11 an hour to up to $18 an hour. Washington Post reports: Eric Mason, owner of the Chick-fil-A location in Sacramento, told a reporter for the local ABC news affiliate KXTV that he would be raising his workers’ pay from $12 to $13 an hour to $17 to $18 an...
  • Chick-fil-A Mocks the Lefty Myth About Wage Stagnation

    05/31/2018 6:40:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    RCM ^ | 05/31/2018 | John Tamny
    “As the owner, I’m looking at it big picture and long term.” Those are the words of Eric Mason, owner of a Chick-fil-A in Sacramento, CA. Mason was talking about his employees and sales. He believes successful restaurants are an effect of happy, well-paid workers. That’s why he’s offering his employees wage increases that would boost their pay from $12-13/hr. to $17-18/hr. That Mason is raising worker pay well beyond California’s minimum wage is a reminder that pundits on the left are flying blind when they emote about stagnant wages. They could learn a lot from Mason. Mason sees very...
  • Driving Up Wages - Women and Uber

    05/26/2018 1:28:41 PM PDT · by PGR88 · 16 replies
    University of Chicago Magazine ^ | spring 2081 | Susie Allen
    When a passenger requests a pickup from a ride-share service, the app pings a nearby driver, who can accept or decline the trip. All drivers in a market charge the same rate: in Chicago last year, the base fare for UberX was $1.70, plus $.20 per minute and $.95 per mile. It’s a transparent system that seems perfectly designed to eliminate disparities in how much male and female drivers can earn—right? Not quite, according to research coauthored by John List, the Kenneth C. Griffin Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the College, and collaborators at Stanford and Uber.
  • Clinton Offers Proof that Trump Is Hurting Economy [semi-satire]

    04/02/2018 10:39:55 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 April 2018 | John Semmens
    As proof that Trump’s policies are bad for the dynamic sectors of the economy that prospered under Obama, former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton cited her drastically reduced speaking fees. In a speech at Rutgers University in New Jersey this week her honorarium was only $25,000–$7,000 less than reality TV star Nicole “Snooki” Polizzi from the show Jersey Shore received from Rutgers for a 2011 appearance and $175,000 less than Clinton’s typical asking price before the 2016 election. “The few thousand dollars in crumbs being awarded to middle class workers as a result of the tax cut legislation are dwarfed by...
  • Austinites must work 64 hours to pay a month’s rent

    02/13/2018 12:29:27 PM PST · by bgill · 50 replies
    kxan ^ | Feb. 13, 2018 | Kate Winkle
    With an average hourly wage of $18.64 (with taxes accounted for) and the median price of rent at $1,194 in Austin, SmartAsset calculated it would take about 64 hours for those living in Austin to make enough to cover their housing bills. Obviously, if people make more or less or if rent is less or greater, then those numbers shift. To calculate yours, take your monthly rent and divide it by how much you make an hour, after tax and deductions. San Jose, California, is the big city with the most hours of work needed to pay off rent, with...
  • This is EPIC –> Guy Benson shares HILARIOUS tax cuts montage that makes Dems look SO DAMN DUMB

    01/15/2018 11:49:25 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 19 replies
    Twitchy ^ | Sam J.
    If you want to see for yourself how absolutely out of touch Democrats are about tax cuts you need look no further than this ABSOLUTELY EPIC video montage of fear-mongering from Dems followed by the reality of the tax cuts passage. Seriously, any Republican running this year should play this video to illustrate how damn dumb some of these people really are, WATCH: *snip* And wow, watching these so-called experts poo-poo all over tax cuts with their gloom and doom only to be proven wrong over and over again with ACTUAL reporting on the positive impacts the cuts are having...
  • A report that analyzed every minimum-wage hike since 1938 put a bunch of nonsense ideas to rest

    01/06/2018 3:27:48 PM PST · by free_life · 95 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Nick Hanauer
    We have been raising the minimum wage for 78 years, and as a new study clearly reveals, 78 years of minimum-wage hikes have produced zero evidence of the "job-killing" consequences these headline writers want us to fear. In a first-of-its-kind report, researchers at the National Employment Law Project pore over employment data from every federal increase since the minimum wage was first established, making "simple before-and-after comparisons of job-growth trends 12 months after each minimum-wage increase."
  • Canadians shocked when minimum wage hike negatively impacts workers

    01/06/2018 4:45:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 6, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    The Fight for 15 crowd is having more success in the Great White North than they’ve seen across much of the United States lately, with Ontario being the latest province to massively increase their minimum wage. What could possibly go wrong?As we’ve already seen repeatedly on our side of the border, quite a bit, actually. And as soon as the new mandatory minimum went into effect on January 1st, big employers of largely unskilled, lower wage workers responded in the only way available to them. They began cutting costs, starting with perks and benefits, but also reducing hours and even...
  • Iceland just made it illegal to pay men more than women

    01/04/2018 7:29:44 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Mirror ^ | 01/04/2018
    A European country has become the first in the world to make it illegal to pay men more than women. In Iceland, firms that employ more than 25 people must now obtain a government certificate demonstrating pay equality, under new rules that kicked in on 1 January. Those who fail to show equality will face penalty fines, according to broadcaster Al Jazeera. The law was announced on March 8 on International Women's Day 2017 as part of the Nordic country's drive to eradicate the gender pay gap by 2022. It comes after the UK reported a 16.9% pay gap between...
  • Fifth Third Bancorp Raises Minimum Hourly Wage, Issues Bonuses To Employees Due To GOP Tax Reform

    12/20/2017 2:04:10 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 37 replies
    GP ^ | 12/20/17
    Thanks to Republicans passing historic tax reform, Fifth Third Bancorp announced it will “raise its minimum hourly wage for all employees to $15, and distribute one-time bonus of $1,000 to more than 13,500 employees.” BusinessWire reports: Fifth Third Bancorp announced plans today to raise its minimum hourly wage for all employees to $15, and distribute a one-time bonus of $1,000 for more than 13,500 employees. The actions are in appreciation for the commitment employees show in supporting customers and building stronger communities. […] Approximately 75 percent of employees will receive a pay increase or bonus. “We want to invest in our most...
  • Wealthy CEOs Lecture Americans To Show ‘Courage’ by Submitting to Diversity and Amnesty

    12/14/2017 8:18:10 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | December 14, 2017 | Neil Munro
    Americans should have the courage to ignore their written laws, to amnesty DACA illegals and accept an open-borders world, says an op-ed by two wealthy CEOs who stand to gain more wealth in a labor market flooded by low-wage migrants. The op-ed by Tim Cook (CEO of Apple, wealth $800 million and growing) and Charles Koch (Koch Industries, $49 billion and growing) was posted in the Washington Post newspaper owned by Jeff Bezos (owner of Amazon, $98 billion and growing). Under the headline “Congress must act on the ‘dreamers,’” it declared: We must do better. The United States is at...
  • African Americans are the only U.S. racial group earning less than in 2000

    10/15/2017 5:34:42 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 59 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | September 15, 2017 | Heather Long
    African Americans were worse off financially in 2016 than they were in 2000. The median income for an African American household was $39,490 last year, according to U.S. Census Bureau data released last week. It was $41,363 in 2000. (Both figures are in 2016 dollars, so they have been adjusted for inflation). African Americans are the only racial group the Census Bureau identifies that has been left behind. White, Asian and Latino households have all seen at least modest income gains since 2000.
  • Insane: Virginia Candidate Wants A $26.80 Minimum Wage

    09/16/2017 9:33:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    Townhall ^ | September 13, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Oh, here we go with the minimum wage stuff again. And more proof that the $15/hour initiative really isn’t the end of the road. Frankly, Republicans should ask in response to these Democratic minimum wage proposals why can’t it be $40/hour or $100/hour? We all know that the $15/hour goal is a ruse and for Montigue Magruder, who is running for Virginia House of Delegates, he wants a $26.80 minimum wage (via Brandon Morse):(VIDEO-AT-LINK) He also wants to jack up the minimum wage to $26.80, a height that even Bernie Sanders hadn’t the stones to suggest to his followers. Magruder...