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  • Trump's vitally important anti-poverty initiative

    04/18/2018 2:47:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    StarParker.com ^ | April 17, 2018 | Star Parker
    It takes a lot of courage for a president to target almost a quarter of the federal budget for reform in an election year. But this is exactly what President Trump is doing with his executive order, "Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility." We're now spending more than $700 billion per year on low-income assistance, which is more than we are spending on our national defense. And there are plenty of reasons to believe this spending is inefficient, wasteful and counterproductive. Over the last half-century, some $22 trillion has been spent on anti-poverty programs and yet...
  • Trump executive order strengthens work requirements for neediest Americans

    04/10/2018 6:04:04 PM PDT · by Innovative · 27 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 10, 2018 | Tracy Jan
    President Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order directing federal agencies to strengthen existing work requirements and introduce new ones for low-income Americans receiving Medicaid, food stamps, public housing benefits and welfare as part of a broad overhaul of government assistance programs. The order directs federal agencies to review all policies related to current work requirements as well as exemptions and waivers and report back to the White House with recommendations within 90 days. “Welfare reform is necessary to prosperity and independence,” said Andrew Bremberg, assistant to the president and director of Trump’s domestic policy council.
  • What's Happening to Our Young Men?

    03/14/2018 10:39:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 14, 2018 | Star Parker
    Writing last week about the opioid crisis, I suggested that, as we consider policy options for dealing with the problem, we consider that at least some part of it may reflect a spiritual, moral crisis in the country. I noted that casualties from opioids show that they are disproportionately men, disproportionately divorced or never married, and disproportionately individuals with no more than a high school education. We can look beyond the opioid crisis and see a broad, disturbing picture pointing to a social and spiritual crisis among our young men. In 2016, Nicholas Eberstadt, a scholar at the American Enterprise...
  • Survey: New Jersey workers are the least punctual in the nation

    02/12/2018 4:26:24 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 20 replies
    News 12 New Jersey ^ | February 8, 2018 | News 12 New Jersey
    EDISON - A recent survey has found that New Jersey residents show up late to work more often than employees in any other state. The report by Mattress Clarity surveyed over 2,700 American employees about being late to work and found that the average New Jersey worker loses 7.9 minutes per week to lateness. Mattress Clarity says that the lateness costs employers $122 per employee, per year in revenue – a total of $500 million. New Jersey residents told News 12 New Jersey that there are several reasons that they were late to work. Some blamed late trains or heavy...
  • Kentucky hopes website will track Medicaid work requirements

    02/12/2018 12:04:17 PM PST · by spintreebob · 3 replies
    AP-Associated Press via ABC ^ | 2-9-2018 | ADAM BEAM
    Kentucky became the first state with a work requirement for Medicaid, and now it has to do something arguably more daring: Build a mobile-friendly website that works. The state will require people who get taxpayer-funded health insurance to work or volunteer. It's the kind of government program that often draws disdain from small-government Republicans, but GOP Gov. Matt Bevin has embraced it as "a more efficient use of resources." Government-run websites are notorious for glitches. Kentucky had problems in 2016 when "Benefind" — meant to consolidate all assistance programs — caused chaos. Kentucky officials say this time will be different....
  • T. Boone Pickens, a Texas-Size Businessman, Calls It Quits

    01/22/2018 10:35:21 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 60 replies
    NYT ^ | 01/22/2018 | David Gelles
    Late last year, T. Boone Pickens was back at it, drilling for oil. On his 65,000-acre ranch in the Texas Panhandle, an expanse full of wildflowers and rolling hills, Mr. Pickens, 89, had erected a $6 million rig and started pumping fracking fluid into the earth. Decades past his heyday as a self-made oil mogul and old-school corporate raider, his fortune and his public profile diminished, Mr. Pickens was still hoping to strike it rich, just as he had done some 60 years ago as a young wildcatter in Amarillo. The well has begun producing, but Mr. Pickens — who...
  • The case for the 28-hour work week

    01/16/2018 7:19:38 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    The Week ^ | January 15, 2018 | Jeff Spross
    Germany already has a 35-hour work week. Now, the country's most powerful union, IG Metall, is demanding its 3.9 million workers in the electrical and metalworking industries be allowed to work a 28-hour week for two years. The union staged several walkouts to make its point, and is gearing up for nationwide strikes if its demands aren't met. Americans should take note.
  • Of welfare reform and eating the rich

    01/06/2018 3:46:05 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 6, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    There’s another round of arguments brewing over welfare reform (or “workfare” as we used to say in the 90s), this time caused by hints that the Trump administration would begin granting waivers to states that want to impose work requirements on able-bodied recipients of Medicaid. These waivers were all denied under the Obama administration but, as you might expect, things are different now.These rumors have led Washington Post editorial team member Elizabeth Bruenig to take to her keyboard and make a sweeping argument which goes far beyond the question of workfare. Taking time out to toss an endorsement to her...
  • ‘I Can Do This’: Those Looking For Work Attend I-70 Expansion Job Fair

    12/28/2017 7:08:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 2 replies
    CBS 4 Denver ^ | December 14, 2017 | Dominic Garcia
    DENVER (CBS4)– The Colorado Department of Transportation is gearing up for a major project that will change the landscape of Interstate 70 through the central part of Denver. The Central 70 Project will dramatically impact the community from Colorado Boulevard to Brighton Boulevard. The Colorado Department of Transportation is now hiring people who live there. “The Central 70 Project is by itself a major economic driver for the entire Denver-metro region. CDOT wanted to also ensure that these economic and job opportunities were made available to local residents,” said Shailen Bhatt, CDOT Executive Director. “CDOT is one of only a...
  • The Upside of Office Flirtation?

    12/06/2017 12:12:07 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 66 replies
    Slate ^ | December 5, 2017 | Allison Benedikt
    When I was 23 years old, my boss would look down the gap at the waistband of my jeans when he walked past my desk. I was an entry-level fact-checker at my first magazine job, and he was an older and more powerful editor. My career, at the time, was in his hands. Once, when we had finished working on a story together, he suggested we get a drink to celebrate. It was a Friday night, and I remember feeling extremely nervous as we sat across from each other in a dark bar. He was flirting with me, I could...
  • More reform needed to curb outrageous state-pension payouts

    12/04/2017 6:26:37 PM PST · by 198ml · 4 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | 12/4/17 | Trib board
    Despite facing a shortfall of about $70 billion, Pennsylvania's public-pension systems lavishly enrich a few former state employees while most get far more modest payouts. Consider some pension-data findings from The Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News. The average 2016 payout to Pennsylvania's 127,000-plus former employees or their beneficiaries was $27,722. But “a separate class of Keystone State pensioners” get “checks that alone put them among the top tier of all income earners” nationwide: Twenty collect more than $215,000 annually, while 500-plus collect $100,000 or more. Even after pleading guilty to child endangerment in the Jerry Sandusky pedophilia scandal, former...
  • The Economist Went There – Shockingly Un-PC Study Shows Whites Work Hardest, Longest

    11/20/2017 11:43:00 PM PST · by blam · 67 replies
    Newz Sentinel ^ | 11-21-2017
    A trio of labor economists suggest that effort at work is correlated with race… As The Economist writes, given the long history of making racial slurs about the efforts of some workers, any study casting black and Hispanic men as lazier than whites and Asians is sure to court controversy. But, a provocative working paper by economists Daniel Hamermesh, Katie Genadek and Michael Burda sticks a tentative toe into these murky waters. They suggest that America’s well-documented racial wage gap is overstated by 10% because minorities, especially men, spend larger portions of their workdays not actually working. Uncomfortable though the...
  • One-third of retirees end up getting full-time jobs

    10/10/2017 9:19:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Yahoo! Finance ^ | October 10, 2017 | Nicole Sinclair
    One-third of those who retire actually come back to the labor market and take another full-time job, according to Deutsche Bank’s Torsten Slřk. This “reverse retirement” rate is higher for workers in the highest and lowest income quintiles, as shown in the chart below. “Retirees either come back because they need more income (lowest income quintile) or they come back because the opportunity costs of staying at home are too high (highest income quintile),” Slřk explained....
  • Trump On North Korea: ‘Sorry, But Only One Thing Will Work!’

    10/07/2017 7:28:24 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 48 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 10/07/17 | Jenna Johnson
    President Trump continued to make vague threats toward North Korea on Saturday, saying that diplomatic negotiations and agreements over the years have not worked and that “only one thing will work,” without elaborating on what that one thing would be. “Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North Korea for 25 years, agreements made and massive amounts of money paid . . . hasn't worked, agreements violated before the ink was dry, makings fools of U.S. negotiators. Sorry, but only one thing will work!” Trump tweeted in two messages on Saturday afternoon. "Presidents and their administrations have been talking to North...
  • Penn State Prof: Believing in Hard Work is White Ideology and Racist

    09/30/2017 9:04:26 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    GP ^ | 09/30/17 | Jim Hoft
    This is the crap they are teaching kids these days. A Pennsylvania State University professor recently wrote working hard was part of the white ideology and is therefore racist. These liberals sure seem to be pushing for white genocide?   Townhall and Campus Reform reported: Pennsylvania State University-Brandywine professor Angela Putman recently asserted in an academic paper that the notion “if I work hard, I can be successful” is merely a product of white ideology, reports Campus Reform. Angela Putman conducted a study to critique and examine “ideologies within college students’ discourse that are foundational to whiteness.” Her resulting conclusion...
  • Interview with Mike Rowe

    09/23/2017 2:06:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Philanthropy Roundtable ^ | The Summer 2017 Issue
    Mike Rowe has had many jobs: actor, podcast host, even opera singer. But he is best known as a serial apprentice, participating in over 300 grubby gigs on the TV show “Dirty Jobs” and its successor “Somebody’s Gotta Do It.” Affably working alongside people who do the unglamorous tasks that keep our economy humming, such as castrating lambs or laundering tons of dirty diapers, Rowe’s wit and wisdom have made him a favorite with viewers. But over time, he realized that something decidedly un-funny was happening in our country. A narrative that college is the only path to success began...
  • Americans work harder than any other country’s citizens: study

    09/04/2017 7:52:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 25 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 3, 2017 | Gregory Bresiger
    Start up the grill. Get the burgers and chicken going. And start imbibing. You deserve it, according to a new work study. “We’re hard workers. We deserve the day off,” says Liz Bagot, a spokeswoman for NationalToday.com, which conducted the survey of 2,000 Americans. It turns out the average American works harder than our Japanese counterparts or the average European worker. “Statistics show that Americans work longer hours than the majority of other countries — 137 hours per year more than Japanese, 260 per year more than in the UK,” according to the study. By the way, when the comparison...
  • Jobs are being outsourced again — back to the U.S.

    07/31/2017 1:40:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | July 30, 2017 | Steve Lohr, The New York Times
    Salaries have risen in places like South Asia, making outsourcing there less of a bargain. In addition, as brands pour energy and money into their websites and mobile apps, more of them are deciding that there is value in having developers in the same time zone. For years, U.S. companies have been saving money by “offshoring” jobs — hiring people in India and other distant cubicle farms. Today, some of those jobs are being outsourced again — in the United States. Nexient, a software outsourcing company, reflects the evolving geography of technology work. It holds daily video meetings with one...
  • The Welfare to Work Scheme Might Actually Achieve Its Goals

    07/28/2017 2:46:59 PM PDT · by davikkm · 12 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    The news that President Trump is looking to remove the State’s Waivers on the Welfare to Work program has been greeted with howls of anger by the MSM. They are hunting down every single sob story they can find about how good people have been negatively impacted; and the stories are sad, and they shouldn’t happen in a civilized society, but the reality is that this program will help a lot more people than it will harm. What is being largely ignored by the MSM are the perimeters of the program. Here are the people who will not be asked...
  • This company is giving women a day off for their periods, which is perk we can get behind

    07/15/2017 4:46:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 73 replies
    Hello Giggl ^ | July 15, 2017 | Karen Fratti
    It’s true that the first day of your period is usually the absolute worst. It’s different for everyone, but cramps, fatigue, and irritability are pretty common, and for some women, they can be crippling. That’s what the women of Culture Machine say, at least, in a new video announcing the company’s plan to give women the first day of their period off. Culture Machine is a digital media company in Mumbai, which makes this all the more progressive. In rural parts of India, women are often sent out to menstruation huts to wait our their period. The huts are very...