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  • California: Nightmares come true for the neediest

    06/08/2009 11:10:49 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies · 2,305+ views
    LA Times ^ | June 8, 2009 | George Skelton
    Sacramento -- There is more pain ahead for elderly, disabled and poor Californians. Schwarzenegger has proposed reducing caregiver pay under the In Home Support Services program -- used by 446,000 Californians with disabilities -- from a maximum of $10.10 per hour (including benefits) to $8.60. That will make it tougher to find help. "I expect suicides, premature deaths, a horrible disruption of the social fabric. . . . We're headed toward market-based social Darwinism where only the fittest will survive."
  • Enter the maximum wage(Or how to demand mediocrity in people by B.H.Obama)

    03/24/2009 5:44:37 AM PDT · by bestintxas · 6 replies · 356+ views
    Canada Free Press ^ | 3/24/09 | Klaus Rohrich
    The Obama Administration, known for never letting a crisis go to waste, used the popular outrage over the $165 million in executive retention bonuses paid out by AIG, as the perfect segue to introduce the idea of imposing a maximum wage in the United States. Citing the “Arrogance, Incompetence and Greed” that purportedly represents the ethos of AIG and other Wall St. firms, Mr. Obama has had little trouble inciting incendiary hatred toward executives among America’s larger corporations. I find it curious that Mr. Obama is so “outraged and angry” over the bonuses, when they were grandfathered into the much...
  • IowaGOP: House Democrats Set To Pass Prevailing Wage Bill, Today

    02/19/2009 9:08:15 AM PST · by Grit · 13 replies · 970+ views
    99counties.org ^ | 2-19-2009 | Iowa GOP
    An email from the IowaGOP: Democrats who control the Iowa House of Representatives have scheduled debate for later this morning on the so-called “prevailing wage” bill that will create state mandated wages and benefits for those working on public construction projects and raise property taxes (House File 333).HF 333 would require contractors and subcontractors who work on public improvements to pay wages and fringe benefits that have been established by collective bargaining agreements. Even those supporting the legislation acknowledge it will result in higher construction costs for public projects and that it WILL raise property taxes. Labor union lobbyists have...
  • Obama enhances his resume, appoints himself Salary Czar

    02/06/2009 5:46:41 AM PST · by slomark · 3 replies · 247+ views
    Barack Obama, not content with merely being president, has enhanced his resume with the additional title of “Salary Czar.” His new duties include telling corporate executives how much money they can make. Next thing you know, he’ll have the White House tailor add golden epaulets on his suits and start wearing one of those military hats with a big gold eagle in front. This is a slippery slope, President Obama. Once you start adding titles, it won’t be long before you end up like Idi Amin. His full title was “His Excellency President for Life, Field Marshal Al Hadji Doctor...
  • Robert Reich: Keep stimulus money away from skilled workers and “white male contractors”

    01/22/2009 7:13:19 PM PST · by Sammy67 · 93 replies · 2,869+ views
    michellemalkin ^ | 1/22/09 | michellemalkin
    I missed Clintonite moldy oldie-turned-Obama economic adviser Robert Reich’s testimony a few weeks ago on how the government should spend federal stimulus money. The Berkeley professor engaged in academic fantasy land talk about getting all the cash out to workers as quickly as possible — a pipe dream debunked by the CBO report I mentioned in my column yesterday. Even more noteworthy, however, were the comments Reich made about which workers deserve the stimulus bucks most. Reich’s proposal exposes the lie that the Obama administration is actually interested in revitalizing basic infrastructure for the good of the economy. No, what...
  • Lilly Ledbetter and the 111th Congress

    01/09/2009 3:17:30 AM PST · by nateriver · 196+ views
    Thank You Brian for reminding our Representatives that our first priority is to get our economy on track and that isn’t done by eliminating statutes of limitations and eliminating caps on punitive damages besides the act being “UNFAIR”.
  • Grants Pass City Workers Turn Down Pay Raises

    12/30/2008 5:13:37 PM PST · by AuntB · 63 replies · 792+ views
    KTVL News ^ | Dec. 30, 2008 | KTVL
    GRANTS PASS, Or. -- Even though the raises are in the budget, a group of Grants Pass city employees says higher salaries would be unseemly. Members of the Grants Pass Employee Association have told city officials they'll forgo 2.5 percent cost of living adjustments due with the new year. Association leaders say the members looked at the overall economy and the layoffs among major local employers and decided they didn't want their friends and neighbors to see them as grabbing money. The decision is expected to save the city at least $87,000. Assistant City Manager Laurel Samson said nearly 100...
  • Federal Worker Pay Blasts Off (Merry Christmas, You Lost Your Job? Well Welcome to Club Fed)

    12/19/2008 8:09:38 AM PST · by Maelstorm · 55 replies · 1,433+ views
    http://www.cato-at-liberty.org ^ | 2008 | Chris Edwards
    Newly released data show that federal employee wages and benefits continue a rapid ascent above and beyond private sector pay levels. The data was released last week by the Bureau of Economic Analysis. (See tables 6.2, 6.3, 6.5, and 6.6).The new data show that the 1.8 million federal civilian workers earned an average wage of $77,143 in 2007, which is 61 percent higher than the $48,035 average in the U.S. private sector. That 61 percent pay advantage has increased from a 34 percent advantage in 2000.Looking at total compensation (wages plus benefits), federal workers earned an average $116,450 in 2007, which is more than...
  • Study Ties Wage Disparities To Outlook on Gender Roles

    09/22/2008 7:09:33 PM PDT · by Iron Munro · 13 replies · 312+ views
    Washington Post ^ | September 22, 2008 | Shankar Vedantam
    Men with egalitarian attitudes about the role of women in society earn significantly less on average than men who hold more traditional views about women's place in the world, according to a study being reported today. It is the first time social scientists have produced evidence that large numbers of men might be victims of gender-related income disparities. The study raises the provocative possibility that a substantial part of the widely discussed gap in income between men and women who do the same work is really a gap between men with a traditional outlook and everyone else. The differences found...
  • Unemployment Deconstructed

    09/09/2008 10:00:35 AM PDT · by bs9021 · 2 replies · 152+ views
    Campus Report ^ | September 09, 2008 | Emily Miller
    Unemployment Deconstructed by: Emily Miller, September 09, 2008 The unemployment rate spiked at 6.1 percent last week, the Labor Department reported, the highest since September 2003. Nevertheless, a recent study released by the Heritage Foundation concludes that job quality is improving in the US. “America is not becoming a nation of low-wage fast-food workers,” said James Sherk, Bradley Fellow in Labor Policy at the Heritage Center for Data Analysis and author of the report. “Job opportunities are expanding with the typical job paying more than it did a generation ago.” The report indicated opportunities for jobs are “expanding” alongside an...
  • Swedish salaries on the rise

    09/04/2008 12:13:02 PM PDT · by WesternCulture · 15 replies · 171+ views
    www.thelocal.se ^ | 09/04/2008 | www.thelocal.se
    Monthly salaries in Sweden averaged 25,800 kronor ($3920) last year, an increase of 800 kronor compared with the previous year. Women’s salaries amounted to 84 percent of men’s salaries on average, unchanged from the year before, according to new figures from Statistics Sweden. In 2007, public sector workers earned an average of 23,900 kronor per month, a 500 kronor improvement from 2006 salary levels. Meanwhile, private sector salaries improved by twice as much, landing up 1,000 kronor to 26,700 kronor per month on average.
  • Wages, Unemployment, and Inflation

    08/07/2008 1:21:48 PM PDT · by djsherin · 6 replies · 158+ views
    Ludwig von Mises Institute ^ | March 4, 1958 | Ludwig von Mises
    Our economic system — the market economy or capitalism — is a system of consumers' supremacy. The customer is sovereign; he is, says a popular slogan, "always right." Businessmen are under the necessity of turning out what the consumers ask for and they must sell their wares at prices which the consumers can afford and are prepared to pay. A business operation is a manifest failure if the proceeds from the sales do not reimburse the businessman for all he has expended in producing the article. Thus the consumers in buying at a definite price determine also the height of...
  • WHAT'S YOUR TEENAGER UP TO THIS SUMMER?

    06/10/2008 8:24:34 AM PDT · by Turret Gunner A20 · 46 replies · 78+ views
    NEALZ NUZE ^ | JUNE 10, 2008 | NEAL BOORTZ
    Chances are they probably aren't working. And who can you thank for that ... the government. Researchers at Northeaster University estimate that summer 2008 will be "the worst in post-World War II history" for teen summer employment. Only about one third of American teenagers will have a summer job and the rates are even lower for low-income and minority teens. So why is this? One of the main reasons is because of government mandated wage increases. Economic researchers show, yet again, that increasing the minimum wage destroys jobs for low-skilled workers and does nothing to fight "poverty." For every 10%...
  • State of the Minimum Wage (Left wing site claims MW "will not harm our economy")

    06/06/2008 12:23:40 PM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 9 replies · 144+ views
    Center for American Progress ^ | 01/08/2007 | some leftwingnuts
    The leftwingnuts at Center for American Progress said: "The minimum wage increase will not harm our economy." "The minimum wage increase will not cause price inflation. In Arizona, for example, the total cost of the wage increases is equal to 0.08 percent of total sales. The average business can fully cover the cost of the minimum wage by increasing revenue by less than 0.1 percent." "The minimum wage increase will not destroy job growth. Between 1997 and 2003, small business employment increased by 9.4 percent in higher minimum wage states, compared to 6.6 percent in states at the federal level."
  • Unions Blast Government Effort to Stop Hiring of Illegal Aliens

    03/27/2008 8:24:39 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 20 replies · 717+ views
    Unions Blast Government Effort to Stop Hiring of Illegal Aliens By Susan Jones CNSNews.com Senior Editor March 27, 2008 (CNSNews.com) - The Department of Homeland Security has re-issued a rule that labor unions and some business groups oppose. The "no-match" rule is intended to stop employers from hiring illegal aliens, but critics say it will have unintended consequences. The rule re-issued last week is the same one blocked by a federal district court in San Francisco last October. The Homeland Security Department (DHS) said the newly issued "supplemental" rule addresses all three concerns raised by the court on Oct. 10,...
  • Obama, Savior of the Middle Class?

    02/22/2008 2:52:30 PM PST · by truthfinder9 · 13 replies · 186+ views
    Newstip 2-22-08 Obama, Savior of the Middle Class? Barrack Obama is running ads saying he will work for the middle class. One way he’ll do this is to raise the minimum wage. Wait a second, how does this help the middle class? By definition, the middle class is already making more than the minimum wage. Do they get a raise when the minium wage goes up? Nope. They get a decrease. Think about it. Companies forced to artificially raise their bottom rates have to pay for it by cutting money somewhere else: Job cuts, increase prices of the goods they...
  • Mexican president decries anti-immigrant perceptions in US, says migrants help economy

    02/11/2008 9:07:11 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 34 replies · 289+ views
    The Topeka Capital-Journal ^ | February 11, 2008 | Steve LeBlanc
    CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Mexican President Felipe Calderon on Monday decried anti-immigrant perceptions in the United States and argued that Mexican immigrants complement American workers. On his first trip to the U.S. as Mexico's president, Calderon said he is working to combat anti-Americanism in Mexico and to improve job prospects there to reduce migration. He said he hopes that Americans resist anti-Mexican sentiments. "The worst thing that happened in this country is this anti-Mexican or anti-immigrant perception of people. We need to contain this," Calderon said after a speech at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government. "I need to change...
  • Hillary suggests snatching wages

    02/04/2008 5:25:04 AM PST · by kindred · 43 replies · 49+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | February 3, 2008 | unknown
    Will Hillary Clinton as president tap into workers' wages to achieve her goal of health insurance for all Americans? The possibility exists as the candidate was pressed on the matter during a television interview today. Speaking on ABC's "This Week" program, the Democratic senator from New York said she might be willing to have wages garnisheed if people refuse to buy health insurance. "I think universal health care is a core Democratic value and a moral principle, and I'm absolutely gonna do everything I can to achieve that," Clinton said. "I think there are a number of mechanisms" possible, including...
  • Hillary suggests tapping wages

    02/03/2008 1:30:05 PM PST · by kc8ukw · 31 replies · 75+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | Feb. 3, 2008 | WorldNetDaily
    Will Hillary Clinton as president tap into workers' wages to achieve her goal of health insurance for all Americans? The possibility exists as the candidate was pressed on the matter during a television interview today. Speaking on ABC's "This Week" program, the Democratic senator from New York said she might be willing to have wages garnisheed if people refuse to buy health insurance.
  • Survey: 2 in 5 Chinese employees consider themselves underpaid in 2007 [want raise]

    01/12/2008 2:51:20 PM PST · by charles m · 13 replies · 111+ views
    Xinhua ^ | 2008-01-12 | Sun Yunlong
    BEIJING, Jan. 12 (Xinhua) -- More than 40 percent of employees in China were unsatisfied with their salaries in 2007 amid rising costs of living, said a latest online survey. Covering more than 8,000 people of various professions nationwide, the survey was conducted earlier this month by www.zhaopin.com, one of China's leading job-hunting websites. When the respondents were asked to rate their degrees of satisfaction on salary, 21.5 percent ticked 70-100 points representing "very satisfied and satisfied," 36.4 percent chose 60-70 points indicating "an average degree," with the remaining 42.1 percent opting for 60 points below to express their strong...