Yesterday, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released its advanced estimate for GDP growth during the second quarter of 2014. The economy grew at four percent during the second quarter compared to a 2.1 percent decrease during the first quarter.
The clear foreign policy that is grounded in American ideas of promoting liberty abroad and preserving our security at home is what is needed now. That is how we became a superpower. Reversing these ideas allows our adversaries to become stronger and impairs our ability to respond to present-day threats. … Continue Reading
On Monday, the annual trustees reports for Social Security and Medicare were released. The reports are intended to provide an update on the current state of the Social Security trust fund and the Medicare hospital-insurance program.
When it comes to business-friendliness, why is California dead last again? Study ranks California as least business-friendly state based on factors such as right-to-work legislation workers compensation laws and economic incentive programs. Yes, it’s time for another “Most Business-Friendly States” ranking. And, yes, California is dead last again. The latest folks to hand out failing grades to our state are relocation specialists Pollina Corporate Real Estate, a study based on “32 factors controlled by state government, including taxes, human resources, education, right-to-work legislation, energy costs, infrastructure spending, regulatory environment, workers compensation laws, economic incentive programs and state economic development efforts.” [...]
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It turns out that Obama and all those who have manufactured this so-called crisis at the border aren’t the only ones happy to see tens of thousands of new illegal aliens pouring into the country. The wave of young people has also attracted the attention of gangs, and they see the holding camps as just […]
For decades, Big Labor bosses have been insisting they are entitled under the U.S. Constitution to extract forced union dues from union nonmembers who are subject to union monopoly bargaining. But federal courts have never agreed. Just last year, for example, a federal court curtly dismissed a lawsuit filed by bosses of Local 150 of the International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE/AFL-CIO), headquartered in the Chicago suburbs, claiming that Indiana’s Right to Work law, enacted in early 2012, violates their First Amendment “right” to pay for union speech with forced fees conscripted from workers who choose not to join. But lately union lawyers have had more success in contending in state courts that Indiana’s Right to Work law denies them employee money to which they [...]
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Big City Union Bosses are bankrolling Mayor de Blasio’s lobbying arm, $1 million of his lobby’s $1.7 million receipts during the past seven months came from four forced-union dues funded sources: Some of the city’s biggest unions and some powerful businesses interests are bankrolling the organization created by Mayor de Blasio’s political team to lobby for his agenda, records released Tuesday show. The Campaign for One New York has received a total of $1.7 million in less than seven months – and about three-quarters of that, $1.2 million, came from just five donors, the records show. The American Federation of Teachers gave the most, at $350,000. The [...]
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