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September 3rd, 2013

Fast Food Occupiers Go For Super Size

After abject failure in their radical movement and protest against Wall Street, the Occupy crowd has reset their ambitions a bit lower. They have now focused on the embattled fast food industry, as a means to flex their political might. In protests around the country, they are demanding the minimum wage for fast food workers be increased to $15 an hour, more than double the current minimum wage.

Sweeping the nation, this movement seeks to garner a strong fast food union, but at what cost? Have the Occupiers bitten off more than they can chew? Read the rest of this entry »

August 26th, 2013

The Myth of the Greedy Capitalist

One of the memes we constantly hear from the left, is regarding the so-called “Greedy Capitalist.” They will go on and on about these all-powerful profiteers and undeserving CEOs with outrageous salaries, promoting a myth which is designed to appeal to class envy. It’s part of the class warfare mentality, and the record needs to be set straight. I intend to do just that in this editorial. Read the rest of this entry »

August 23rd, 2013

UPS Cuts Health Care Benefits Due To ObamaCare

Remember when Barack Obama promised that you will still be able to keep your current healthcare and doctor under the Affordable Care Act? Well, it was a lie. Joining a growing list of companies and institutions, UPS is cutting health care benefits for spouses thanks to ObamaCare. Provisions of the ACA which went into affect last year cost UPS some $66 Million dollars in added expenses. So yesterday′s decision to end healthcare for the spouses of employees was made to avoid layoffs. More and more companies are scrambling to cut costs created by ObamaCare. Seven out of eight new jobs are part-time, and more and more full-time workers are having their hours reduced due to the ACA. If that were not bad enough, the Department of Health and Human Services will be hiring home inspectors, targeting families with smokers and gun owners. Under ObamaCare, if you smoke or own a gun, your are considered a danger to your children.

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August 19th, 2013

The Rich Are Getting Richer!

We’ve heard the cries from the left, incessantly bleating like sheeps at a wool harvest, about the fact that the wealthy continue to amass wealth, while the poor remain stagnant. The rich are getting richer, most of the wealth belongs to the top 1%, while the remaining 99% struggle to survive, or at least that is the storyline. Read the rest of this entry »

August 5th, 2013

Happy Hour! US Postal Service to Deliver Alcohol

This could be the best news since the discovery of mescaline! The US Postal Service is considering the delivery of alcohol to its customers. The Post Office lost some $16 Billion last year. Even by Washington DC standards, that is a lot of money. In an interview with the Associated Press, Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe is eying the delivery of beer, wine and spirits to generate additional revenue. Donahoe is also in favor of ending Saturday mail delivery, as well as shifting door-to-door delivery to curb-side mail boxes and ′cluster-boxes′. Two U.S. senators, Tom Carper (D-DE) and Tom Colburn (R-OK) have drafted legislation for such in the Senate. Darrell Issa (R-CA), has done so as well in the House, which would end door-to-door delivery in ten years. Naturally, the postal workers union opposes reducing operations to just five days per week.

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July 30th, 2013

Fast Food Workers Strike, Sort Of…

In seven cities across America on Monday, some fast food workers walk off and strike to protest for more money. Along with demands to unionize, they want at least $15 per hour plus healthcare benefits. You may ask what the minimum wage is currently? Nationally it is at $7.25 per hour, though several states have higher minimum wages. McDonald’s was the primary target for SEIU, Service Employees International Union, and their confederates, such as ′faith-based′ religious groups known for their adherence to the Marxist, ′Liberation Theology.′ But in some of the targeted cities, like Detroit and Flint in Michigan, fast food workers took a pass on the one-day strike. Some workers from other fast food chains, like Burger King, Wendy′s and KFC, also supported the strike to a lesser degree. So was this demonstration truly designed for seeking a ′living wage′? Or was it just another attempt by SEIU to increase dues-paying membership?

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July 19th, 2013

City of Detroit Files Bankruptcy

The fair City of Detroit files for Bankruptcy yesterday under Chapter 9 protection. This was a long time coming as the Motor City is some $18.5 Billion dollars in debt. With about 100,000 creditors and bond holders, most will be lucky to get a third of a penny for each dollar they put up. That′s how bad it is! Throw in retirees and pensioners and there seems little hope that anyone will have a good day. Detroit becomes the largest U.S. city to file for bankruptcy. The city′s downfall is the end result of decades of Liberal-Progressive-Socialism coming from numerous, corrupt Democrat administrations. It′s a shame that this comes during Mayor Dave Bing′s watch as he actually did try to reorganize the city and cut costs. But labor unions and other forces defeated his efforts.

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July 3rd, 2013

The Real Reason Obama Delayed the Employer Mandate

In what NBC’s First Read calls a “perception problem for the White House,” and those of us here in Realityland call a major setback, President Obama decided to delay the implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s (AKA, Obamacare) employer mandate. Of course NBC defends the president’s decision, even while pointing out in the nicest possible way that it’s yet another problem for the struggling president. NBC’s take is that this is a “P.R. black eye for the White House,” but then concludes by saying that “the reality is a much more nuanced story.” In essence, NBC attempts to make the case that the president did the tough thing for all the right reasons.

In the Weekly Standard, however; James Capretta has a somewhat different take on the move. Capretta writes “the delay is an embarrassing move for the White House and will create some serious new headaches for Obamacare’s defenders.” Someone may want to get those Obamacare supporters some Advil; stat!

Capretta wonders if perhaps the Obama Administration has been hearing some threatening noises from the business community lately. More likely is that it’s been forced simply to bow to reality. The employer mandates, even pre-implementation, are already damaging the economy and will do exactly what many conservatives, such as those at Rightpundits.com, have been saying all along; force some employers and incentive others to drop medical care for millions of employees.
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