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Waking From the Minimum Wage Fairy Tale

Waking From the Minimum Wage Fairy Tale

Earlier this year, Wal-Mart canceled plans to open in two new locations in the nation’s capital, partially because of labor regulations. If we really care about low-income workers, let markets be free, let businesses create jobs, and let’s fix our schools so poor kids can get an education and move up the ladder.

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Voting Ourselves Largess From the Pockets of Others (and Our Own)

Voting Ourselves Largess From the Pockets of Others (and Our Own)

As the Daily Signal and the Wall Street Journal remind us, while Marxists didn’t manage to secure a federal minimum wage increase last year, nearly half the states embraced Marxism on their own. As of midnight, 19 states have forced businesses to pay more for labor, regardless of whether that labor is actually worth more to the employer.

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2014 South Dakota Ballot Explanations Released

2014 South Dakota Ballot Explanations Released

South Dakota Attorney General Marty Jackley has announced the release of the following Attorney General’s ballot explanations for the November 2014 general election: 1. Initiated Measure 17 seeking to require health insurers to include all willing and qualified health providers on their provider lists; 2. Initiated Measure 18 seeking to increase the state minimum wage; and 3. Constitutional Amendment Q seeking to authorize the Legislature to allow roulette, keno and craps in Deadwood.

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Obama Expands the Permanently Unemployed

Obama Expands the Permanently Unemployed

If the president truly believed that raising the minimum wage would actually bring more compensation to the needy, why not raise the minimum wage to $20, $50, or even $100 per hour? If a little bit of extra value is good, isn’t a lot better? Why stop at a mere $10.10?

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Jimmy McMillan of the Rent is 2 Damn High Party in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo credit: David Shankbone)

Maybe the Rent IS Too High

In the U.S., we make a habit of not addressing the root causes of the high cost of living, but instead focus on its symptoms. In this case, believing that wages are too low relative to living costs. Yet, after decades of government “equality” programs, why do we still feign outrage over the fact that the cost of living (i.e. property values and rents) has outpaced incomes?

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SD SOS Announces Minimum Wage Ballot Measure

SD SOS Announces Minimum Wage Ballot Measure

South Dakota Secretary of State Jason Gant announced today that the petitions submitted for an initiated measure to increase the state minimum wage has passed the petition certification process, and will be placed on the November 4, 2014 General Election ballot. The measure, described in its title as “An initiated measure to increase the state minimum wage,” will now appear on the ballot as Initiated Measure 18.

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Socialists Kill the Golden Goose of Entry Level Jobs

Fast food restaurants will get the joy of having labor unions stage protests demanding an increase in their worker’s wages and more than doubling the overall federal minimum wage this week. Everyone wants to make more money, so what could go wrong?

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Don’t raise the minimum wage

Don’t raise the minimum wage

The late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously observed that “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” It’s an admonition not taken particularly seriously by today’s political left. It embraces, extols and advocates ideas and policies based on what it wishes were true, regardless of how often and how consistently the ideas have been proven wrong. Take, for instance, the minimum wage.

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