minimum wage hike

Midterm Elections: Is The GOP Finally Getting It? Nope

By ignoring illegal immigration and border security it appears the House GOP leadership have reverted to type and are engaged in the kind of meaningless “messaging” that they did under Eric Cantor’s leadership in the pre-2010 election “Pledge to America.”

Obama Hopes Illegal Immigration Is Out of Sight Out of Mind

We've got some polling data from top pollster Kellyanne Conway at The Polling Company that the establishment media, Big Business and President Obama don't want you to see because it shows they've been lying about illegal immigration from the git go.

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Repub. Rep.: Obama Using Min. Wage as 'Political Weapon’

David Sherfinski, The Washington Times

Rep. Tom Cole said he’s opposed to raising the minimum wage, but he’d be willing to look at proposals to do so, "if I thought there were other things attached to it that would create jobs like Keystone." He accused BHO of using the issue as a “political weapon.”

Obama, Boehner to Meet On Immigration, Min. Wage?

Meghashyam Mali, Washington Examiner

Obama and House Speaker John Boehner will hold a closed-door meeting at 11:30 am at the White House Tuesday. A proposed immigration rewrite is high on the list of likely topics.

Congress Must Stop O's Extra-Constitutional Acts

David Sherfinski, The Washington Times

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) chastised Obama for ignoring Congress on big-ticket items — for example, a new executive order to raise the minimum wage for new fed. contract workers — saying lawmakers need to act to rein in the Executive Branch.

Bill Gates: Raising Min. Wage Can Destroy Jobs

Ericka Andersen, Heritage Foundation Blog

"If you raise the min. wage, you’re encouraging labor substitution & you’re going to go buy machines & automate things, or cause jobs to appear outside of that jurisdiction. So within certain limits, it does cause job destruction. If you really start pushing it, then you’re just making a huge trade-off."

Study: Obama's Min. Wage Hike Will Kill Jobs

Patrick Rigney, US Finance Post

The Employment Policies Institute recently released a study on the impact that raising the federal minimum wage to $10.10 will have on the economy. An estimated 360,000 to 1,084,000 jobs would be eliminated.

Krauthammer's Min. Wage Plan Is a Bad Idea

Philip Klein, Washington Examiner

Krauthammer suggested only raising wages for breadwinners. He then correctly noted that raising the min. wage would cause some job losses as "it's an axiom of economics: If you raise the price of everything, you are going to lower demand."

Does the TeaParty Support a Min. Wage Hike?

Mike Opelka, The Blaze

Do a “majority of Tea Party members” and “Tea Party activists” support raising the minimum wage? According to a segment on MSNBC, the answer is “yes.” But leaders of some of the largest Tea Party orgs. say “No!”

Raising Min. Wage Would Hurt Unemployed

Ed Feulner, Heritage Foundation Blog

Several states and municipalities approved local minimum wage hikes, and there's a Congressional proposal to raise it from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour over the next 2 years. It's very bad for the economy as a whole, and for the low-wage workers it is supposed to help.<

Fast Food Strikes & The Wage Hike Debate

Kevin Spak, Newser

Fast food prices will rise 20-50% if the minimum wage is raised to the $15 per hour level the Democrats want...and jobs will disappear.

Obama, Union Behind FastFood Protests?

Labor Union Report, Red State

SEIU-backed protestors are planning to “strike” Thursday at fast-food restaurants in 100 cities. One of the many union front groups which is helping back-door unionize the fast-food industry is the “Restaurant Opportunities Center” [ROC]. ROC is ran by an Obama visitor,

OCare's Min. Wage Hike=Job Killer

Patrick Howley, Daily Caller

Obamacare’s employer mandate, which requires businesses to provide health coverage to full-time workers, raises the cost of employing a single person by $2.24 per hour. Job cuts and downsizing can be expected, according to a significant new report by the Heritage Foundation.