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Michelle Malkin: Attention, San Fran Nan: Government Dependency Kills Jobs

Being a San Francisco liberal means never having to say you’re sorry. Or wrong. Take Nancy Pelosi, please. Five years ago, California’s genius Bay Area Democrat declared that government unemployment checks generate job growth. Yes, really. “Let me say about unemployment insurance,” she told reporters, “this is one of the biggest stimuluses (sic) to our […] Continue reading →

Gallup CEO: I May ‘Suddenly Disappear’ For Telling Truth About Obama Unemployment Rate

Jim Hoft | The Gateway Pundit Real Obama unemployment rate is still above 10%. Wall Street on Parade reported: Years of unending news stories on U.S. government programs of surveillance,rendition and torture have apparently chilled the speech of even top business executives in the United States. Yesterday, Jim Clifton, the Chairman and CEO of Gallup, […] Continue reading →

Economics For Millennials: A New Year, Same Fears

Ashley Pratte,   Since Obama took office, millennials have suffered greatly under his administration. Youth unemployment has skyrocketed, student loan debt continues to increase and due to financial concerns, many millennials have put off once-common early adulthood goals of home ownership and marriage. A Congressional report released by the Joint Economic Committee shows that the percentage […] Continue reading →

How minimum-wage increases kill both jobs and careers

James Pethokoukis of the American Enterprise Institute summarizes the findings of a new study on the drawbacks of increasing the minimum wage: A new NBER working paper from Jeffrey Clemens and Michael Wither of the University of California, San Diego, suggests that the 30% increase in the average effective minimum wage over the late 2000s “reduced the national […] Continue reading →

Jobs Report: Employers Tweaking Hiring Habits

Like New Year’s resolutions to eat less and exercise more, a pledge signed by 330 companies in January to ensure long-term jobless Americans aren’t subject to hiring biases hasn’t been easy to keep. Lockheed Martin Corp. (LMT) and Walgreen Co. (WAG) are among businesses trying to fulfill the promise by tweaking screening practices to ensure […] Continue reading →

Forget Orwell And Rand, We’ve Gone To Full On Plato

Thad Beversdorf | First Rebuttal  You see both Rand and Orwell were describing a world outside of themselves.  A world they couldn’t understand or accept.  And while those works are brilliant and incredibly prophetic, I expect that to understand a world borne of narcissistic sociopathy one must examine the construct of such a world by a narcissistic sociopath.  Fortunately Plato, perhaps the […] Continue reading →

Welfare State? Obama’s Executive Amnesty Will Give Illegal Aliens Public Benefits

Matthew Boyle, Illegal aliens who get President Barack Obama’s likely forthcoming executive amnesty will have immediate access to welfare and other public benefits, according to a new report from the Federation of American Immigration Reform (FAIR) exclusively provided to Breitbart News ahead of its public release shows. “Obama’s executive amnesty isn’t only unconstitutional but costly; from day […] Continue reading →

Slate’s Left-Handed Sleight-of-Hand

Arthur Schaper,   Following the 2014 GOP shellacking which expanded Republican numbers in the House and gained the US Senate, left-wing contrarian William Saletan for Slate went to work dumbing down repudiation of Obama’s economic policies. The title could not be more explicit (and misleading): Really? The basis for William Saletan’s argument? Republicans campaigned, effectively and […] Continue reading →