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  • The New NAFTA Is Exporting the Same Old Bad Habits

    04/11/2019 8:44:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2019 | Veronique de Rugy
    Trade agreements have been greatly successful at lowering trade barriers around the world. But they're not without their flaws. Each agreement, in practice, tends to retain some counterproductive protectionist policies and may even export some bad policies. The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), or "new NAFTA," is no different. As soon as President Donald Trump got into office, he threatened to withdraw from the North American Free Trade Agreement. He imposed metal tariffs on steel and aluminum for the stated purpose of forcing Canada and Mexico to renegotiate the 25-year-old trade agreement. The result was the USMCA. Assessing the impact of...
  • EPIC FAIL: AOC Calls for $15 Minimum Wage at Airport Where Minimum Wage is $19

    04/02/2019 7:51:40 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 115 replies
    Hannity ^ | April 1, 2019 | Hannity Staf
    Recently sworn-in Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called for a $15 minimum wage at a New York City airport Monday; bizarrely complaining about the price of a croissant while seemingly unaware the minimum wage at the transportation hub is actually $19 an hour. “Croissants at LaGuardia are going for SEVEN DOLLARS A PIECE,” she tweeted. “Yet some people think getting a whole hour of personal, dedicated human labor for $15 is too expensive??” Croissants at LaGuardia are going for SEVEN DOLLARS A PIECE 😱 Yet some people think getting a whole hour of personal, dedicated human labor for $15 is too expensive??...
  • Ocasio-Cortez rails against overpriced croissants at LaGuardia

    04/01/2019 12:27:47 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 164 replies
    nypost.com ^ | April 1, 2019 | Nikki Schwab
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez turned an overpriced croissant into a lesson on the minimum wage. Croissants at LaGuardia are going for SEVEN DOLLARS A PIECE, the New York Democrattweeted Monday morning. Yet some people think getting a whole hour of personal, dedicated human labor for $15 is too expensive?? She said her point wasnt that the croissant cost too much. GOP taking every tweet so earnestly, making my point for me. Its not an argument against the price of the croissant its about the value of human worth,she continued. But I guess the idea is foreign to them since their...
  • The new minimum wage is killing NYCs once-thriving restaurant scene

    03/31/2019 1:16:31 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 75 replies
    nypost.com ^ | March 30, 2019 | Gregory Bresiger
    New York City restaurants are eliminating jobs, reducing employee hours and raising prices due to the higher costs of the $15/hour minimum wage. A once-growing industry is contracting, according to an online survey conducted by the New York City Hospitality Alliance, an association representing restaurants in the city. Last year, full-service restaurants recorded a 1.6 percent job loss, which is the first recorded annual loss in two decades, said Andrew Rigie, executive director of the trade group. The survey also said about a third of respondents will eliminate jobs and most will raise prices this year because of the new...
  • NY Waitresses And Bartenders Wish Amy Schumer Would Butt Out: Go Take Your Min. Wage and shove it

    03/26/2019 7:15:11 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    Hotair ^ | 03/26/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    New York State (New York City in particular) can be a really expensive place to live. That’s why it’s particularly tough for many people to make ends meet if they’re earning minimum wage… or even less. That generally only applies to tipped employees like restaurant wait staff and bartenders. But never fear, ladies and gentlemen. There are powerful politicians and famous Hollywood stars out there fighting on your behalf. One of them from the latter category is actress and comedian Amy Schumer. She has connections to powerful politicians (like her Uncle Chuck) and the media alike, and she’s been...
  • Amy Schumer, Amy Poehler and Other Stars Stand Up for Waitresses. The Response: No, Thanks.

    03/24/2019 9:23:48 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 22, 2019 | Patrick McGeehan
    For more than a year, a group of Hollywood actresses waving the banner of the Times Up movement have been pressing Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo to apply New Yorks minimum wage to workers who earn tips, arguing that it would make waitresses less vulnerable to sexual harassment. Among the celebrities weighing in are Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Williams, Amy Poehler and Amy Schumer. Not surprisingly, the restaurant industry is pushing back, saying the proposed change would spell doom for many businesses. But it has also created an unexpected divide: Waitresses and other servers are resisting the proposal, saying they can...
  • Hollywood celebrities champion higher wages for waitresses who say 'no thanks'

    03/23/2019 7:15:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 03/23/2019 | Rick Moran
    Several Hollywood celebrities are pushing New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to eliminate the wage difference between hourly employees and tipped workers like waitresses and bartenders. Sarah Jessica Parker, Michelle Williams, Amy Poehler and Amy Schumer are among the more prominent actresses pushing the proposal. But, not suprisingly the waitresses have written a letter to the celebrities, telling them "no thanks." New York Times: Waitresses and other servers are resisting the proposal, saying they can make more money from tips and do not need celebrities to help protect them from harassment. Harassment is a real concern, they say, but so...
  • Why did Obama and Clinton economic adviser, 58, take his own life ...

    03/19/2019 3:29:50 PM PDT · by Candor7 · 124 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11:49 EDT, 19 March 2019 | Updated: 15:51 EDT, 19 March 2019 | By Jennifer Smith and Associated Press and Ariel Zilber For Dailymail.com
    The suicide of Alan Krueger, a former Obama and Clinton adviser who killed himself this weekend, has shocked the worlds of politics and business where he was universally revered. Krueger, 58, had a new book coming out in June and was still a member of faculty at Princeton University in New Jersey. He lived at home with his wife Lisa, with whom he has two children, Benjamin, 28, and Sydney, 26. He is survived by them, his elderly parents and siblings. The family confirmed that he killed himself in a statement that was released by Princeton on Monday but no...
  • German politicians welcome Emmanuel Macron's EU initiative

    03/11/2019 7:40:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 03.05.2019 | Jefferson Chase
    German political leaders have reacted positively to a raft of suggestions by French President Emmanuel Macron for strengthening the European Union. [] On Tuesday, Macron, who has come under fire in France by yellow-vest protesters and others, presented ideas for a European renassance in an article published in newspapers throughout Europe and online. Among his wide-ranging suggestions were enhanced protection against hate speech, greater control of EU borders and immigration, and a nationally adjusted European minimum wage ideas that went down well with most German politicians. [] Some of those who expressed support for Macrons ideas criticized the German...
  • Whole Foods Adopts $15 Minimum Wage Immediately Slashes Hours

    03/08/2019 7:30:40 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    brietbart ^ | 03/07/2019 | Nate Church
    Amazon finally caved to pressure for a company-wide $15 minimum wage in November. At Whole Foods, the difference looks to be made up in cuts to scheduled hours. According to reports by the Guardian, employees who remained anonymous in fear of retaliation have experienced significant decreases to their scheduled hours. In many cases, this negates or even supersedes the increased hourly rate. Employees report a 30% reduction in hours per week for part-timers and about a 10% reduction for full-timers, with one Illinois-based employee specifically saying that after the raise, his hours went from 30 to 20 a...
  • [Sherrod] Brown pledges to be most pro-union 2020 candidate if he runs

    02/23/2019 8:48:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 23, 2019 | Michelle L. Price
    Democrat Sherrod Brown brought a pro-worker message Saturday to Las Vegas casino workers who are members of whats considered Nevadas most powerful labor union, declaring that if he decides to run for president, he will be the most pro-union candidate. Brown, a U.S. senator from Ohio, said hes going to make a decision about 2020 in the next month. He addressed workers in the union hall of the Culinary Union as he kicked off a trip to the early Western caucus state, which is seen as a key test of a candidates appeal to diverse demographics. Brown is the first...
  • Ocasio-Cortez announces staff starting salary of $52K to champion 'living wage'

    02/23/2019 1:22:28 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 78 replies
    The Hill ^ | 02/23/19 | Morgan Gstalter
    Freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) announced this week that no one on her staff would make less than $52,000 a year, a move aimed at championing a living wage. The progressive firebrands policy creates an unheard of salary for young House staffers in Washington, D.C., where the average rent is more than $2,000 a month, Roll Call reported Friday. Its likely one of the highest entry-level salaries on the Hill, Ocasio-Cortez wrote on Twitter. We pinch pennies elsewhere, but its worth every dime to pay a living wage. Ocasio-Cortezs communications director, Corbin Trent, told the outlet that salaries for the...
  • Can The Government Force Companies To Rehire Employees After Minimum Wage Hike Layoffs? NY will try

    02/19/2019 12:12:12 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 55 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/19/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    This is a topic we’ve covered at length here previously, but in New York State the story is taking an odd twist. The subject is the Fight for 15 and the successful efforts of Democrats to jack up the minimum wage faster than market forces would normally have allowed. It seems to have come as a great shock to almost nobody that this resulted in layoffs, particularly among lower-skill, entry-level workers in the fast food industry. This has some of the newly unemployed understandably upset and they’ve been taking their complaints to their elected representatives. But what are they...
  • Illinois set to hike minimum wage to $15, highest in Midwest

    02/14/2019 5:47:02 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 46 replies
    Associated Press ^ | February 14, 2019 | John OConnor
    Illinois legislators moved quickly Thursday to deliver one of new Democratic Gov. J.B. Pritzkers top campaign promises, a gradual hike in the statewide minimum wage from $8.25 to $15 an hour more than double the pay floor that most of its Midwestern neighbors require. The state House voted 69-41 to send the Senate-approved plan to Pritzker, who watched the roll call from the House floor. Hed urged lawmakers to send him the legislation before next Wednesday, when he announces his first budget plan. Republicans lashed out at Democrats for refusing to compromise and pushing too fast, particularly because the...
  • Rep. Omar Laments Low Pay of McDonalds Employees Who Work 40 Hours a Day

    02/10/2019 3:41:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 114 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | February 8, 2019 | 4:17 PM EST | CNSNews.com Staff
    Rep. Ilhan Omar (D.-Minn.) said in a Thursday morning hearing of the House Education and Labor Committee that the Chief Executive Officer of McDonalds gets paid $21.8 million a year while the median earnings for workers at the restaurant chain who put in 40 hours a day is $7,000 per year.The hearing was examining the possibility of lifting the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. On Thursday evening, Omar tweeted out a video clip of her talking at the hearing about McDonalds workers who put in 40 hours a day. Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D.-Mich.) then retweeted Omars tweet.
  • New Yorkers Shocked To Find Food Prices Rising After Minimum Wage Hike

    01/31/2019 7:12:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/31/2019 | Jazz Shaw
    The result of the Fight for 15 movement in New York City has finally gone into effect. The minimum wage jumped by 15% in many cases, to $15 per hour this month. This mostly affects employers of lower skill level workers, particularly in the food service and beverage industries. And now that labor costs have risen, restaurants from fast food joints to upper-end fine dining establishments have raised their prices. As a result, some people have had to make adjustments in their budgets and lifestyles, going out to eat less often and bringing their own lunches to work.As you...
  • New Yorkers shocked to find food prices rising after minimum wage hike

    01/31/2019 7:08:03 AM PST · by lowbridge · 166 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 30, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    The result of the Fight for 15 movement in New York City has finally gone into effect. The minimum wage jumped by 15% in many cases, to $15 per hour this month. This mostly affects employers of lower skill level workers, particularly in the food service and beverage industries. And now that labor costs have risen, restaurants from fast food joints to upper-end fine dining establishments have raised their prices. As a result, some people have had to make adjustments in their budgets and lifestyles, going out to eat less often and bringing their own lunches to work. As you...
  • Lessons From the Past

    01/28/2019 12:40:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 28, 2019 | Thomas Sowell
    Seventy-one years ago this month -- in January 1948 -- a black, 17-year-old high school dropout left home. The last grade he had completed was the 9th grade. He had no skills, little experience, and not a lot of maturity. Yet he was able to find jobs to support himself, to a far greater extent than someone similar can find jobs today. I know because I was that black 17-year-old. And, decades later, I did research on economic conditions back then. Back in 1948, the unemployment rate for 17-year-old black males was just under 10 percent, and no higher than...
  • A $15-an-Hour Minimum Wage for Florida? Luckily, Voters Will Have Time to Think It Through

    01/24/2019 4:18:25 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 39 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | January 24th 2019 | Nancy Smith
    You can take it to the bank: A constitutional amendment for a $15-an-hour minimum wage will be on the 2020 ballot in Florida. A statewide telephone survey of Florida businesses, conducted in July and August 2017 by research firm CorCom Inc, concluded a $15-an-hour minimum wage would be an economic disaster for this state. Such an increase would cripple many of the state's small businesses. Here's what the survey discovered: Alarmingly, nearly one-third --30 percent -- (of businesses surveyed) say they may be forced to go out of business, with 18 percent very likely to close. They do not think...
  • Democrats lurch left on top policies as 2020 primary begins

    01/22/2019 7:57:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | January 22, 2019 | Steve Peoples
    Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro launched his campaign by pledging support for Medicare for All, free universal preschool, a large public investment in renewable energy and two years of free college for all Americans. That wasnt enough for some of his partys most liberal members. [] Welcome to the 2020 presidential primary. Almost no policy is too liberal for Democrats fighting to win over their partys base, which is demanding a presidential nominee dedicated to pursuing bold action on Americas most pressing challenges. Among two dozen possible candidates, virtually all have embraced universal health care in one form or another....