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Some Brief Thoughts on the UAW, or Organized Labor as a Whole

As you recall, the UAW recently lost a landmark vote at a VW Plan in Tennessee.  The defeat was even more devastating with the fact that VW fully endorsed the union.  Not only did they not resist in any way, they rubber stamped it.  As usual, like most leftist entities, when they fail, they blame someone else.  Because, as well all know, it’s only democracy when  the leftists win. But, let’s take a look at the legacy of the UAW.  Here is an image that sums it up nicely… The causal relationship  is obvious.  It reminds me of something I […]

The Slacker Presidency, and the Curse of ObamaCare

“Think of an economy where people could be an artist or a photographer or a writer without worrying about keeping their day job.” – Nancy Pelosi “Obamacare lets people keep their health insurance even if they quit their job to master iambic pentameter.” – Jonah Goldberg “Now that the Congressional Budget Office has confirmed that ObamaCare is the jobs-killer conservatives always claimed it was, the White House has put the spin machine into overdrive. Since they can no longer deny the truth, they’ve decided to convince you that destroying the workforce is a good thing.” – Robert Laurie “The Democrats […]

ObamaCare Requires Nutritional Information on Vending Machines?

ObamaCare, beyond increasing health insurance premiums, causing people to lose hours at work, causing millions of people to lose their plans, and causing thousands of jobs, also apparently forces vending machines to display nutritional information.  Wyblog has more… Obamacare requires you to read a nutrition label before buying chips from a vending machine Because nagging the crap out of you makes you healthier. And it makes do-gooder bureaucrats happy. Office workers in search of snacks will be counting calories along with their change under new labeling regulations for vending machines included in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law. Requiring […]

Dominoes Pizza Franchisee Explains How ObamaCare Harms Small Businesses

Here is a video of a small business owner, a Dominoes Franchisee, explains how government, and especially ObamaCare, harms small businesses. (From the video description) Domino’s franchise owner Mary Lynne Carraway tells her emotional story of taking on her husband’s business when he became ill. She explains why complicated menu labeling rules in Obamacare are threatening the livelihoods of her store managers and employees. Mind you, this is intentional.  Is it meant to harm businesses, decrease hours of workers, and even cost jobs.  It is meant to harm and not help.  Finally, people are catching on to that. I would […]

Cash for Clunkers Update: Jobs Created for the Bargain Price of $1,400,000 a Pop

Government programs tend to fail, and fail hard.  “Cash for Clunkers” was no exception, as we had covered here at the CH 2.0. Ulterior Motives in “Cash for Clunkers?” Cash for Clunkers: Revisited Cash for Clunkers Revisited: More Damage Done So then, we see a report that indicates that some jobs might have been created, to the tune of $1,400,000 a job.  Steve, at Motor City Times, has more… Free markets are the only way to go: A Bookings Institution study found the $2.85 billion program “provided a short-term boost in vehicle sales, which were pulled forward from sales that […]

ObamaCare Damage: Skyrocketing Health Care Costs Confound NC Businessman

Yesterday, we reviewed how President Obama lied early and often about how ObamaCare was going to decrease premiums.  We went over that many people have had their premiums double, or even triple.  And now, we have the plight of a NC businessman who is struggling between a rock and a hard place in order to do right by his employees and customers… Did you catch the lie at the very end of the video?  That runs counter to the CBS News report from earlier that indicates that the system needs a complete overhaul to function.  In the end, ObamaCare is […]

ObamaCare Damage: Indiana University Cuts Jobs, Limits Graduate Assistant’s Hours

In another case of ObamaCare Damage, we see that Indiana University is cutting jobs, and hours… I remember being a grad assistant.  That money comes in real handy.  It provided me with my staple foods… 1.  Hot dogs 2.  Pierogis 3.  Peanut butter 4.  Coffee 5.  Beer Seriously though, If I had my hours cut, I would have really been in a tough spot.  I can only imagine what the grad assistants at that school are going through.  It has to be tight.  For the staff, it isn’t known if the contracted agency will hold them to under 30 hours […]

Neil Cavuto Destroys Obama

This is excellent! Neil Cavuto if FOX Shredded Obama.  Take a look! I’m sure that his IRS audit is on the way. Linked by iOwnTheWorld, thanks!

ObamaCare Damage: 41% of Small Businesses Have Frozen Hiring Due to ObamaCare

If only someone would have warned us.  Oh wait! More predictions about ObamaCare are coming home to roost.  Now, Gallup shows that 41% of businesses have stopped hiring due to ObamaCare.   The carnage from the worst legislation in modern history keeps piling up.  The latest damage assessment comes from a Gallup poll that shows “Forty-one percent of small businesses surveyed have frozen hiring” because of ObamaCare, while an equally astonishing 19 percent have actually reduced the number of employees in their business specifically as a result of the President’s health care reform.  38 percent said they have pulled back on expansion […]

ObamaCare Damage: Wegman’s SuperMarket Eliminates Insurance for Part Time Staff Due to ObamaCare

If you voted for ObamaCare, you voted for part time workers at Wegman’s to to lose their insurance. Elections have consequences.  You were warned, but chose this anyway. Happy now?

ObamaCare to Cost Delta Airlines $100,000,000 IN ONE YEAR!

We’ve covered a lot of ObamaCare Damage in the last couple years.  Hundreds of thousands of workers have had their hours cut.  Many have lost their plans.  Almost 75% of all jobs created so far in 2013 are part time jobs.  And as a far as we can see, that’s only the beginning.  For the latest, here is a letter from Delta Airlines. Delta Airlines expects Obamacare will directly and indirectly cost it $100 million in 2014. As you can see, ObamaCare is going to present a significant threat to Delta, and it’s workers. Delta has the usual options at […]

Even More ObamaCare Damage: Even Reuters is Reporting on the Part-Time Job Trend

It seems that even Reuters can’t avoid discussing what we’ve been covering for months; that ObamaCare is forcing businesses to convert full time jobs into part time jobs.  Even Reuters can’t hide the truth any longer: U.S. businesses are hiring at a robust rate. The only problem is that three out of four of the nearly 1 million hires this year are part-time and many of the jobs are low-paid. Faltering economic growth at home and abroad and concern that President Barack Obama’s signature health care law will drive up business costs are behind the wariness about taking on full-time […]

Obama Administration Spanked Twice by Courts, Employers can and Should Consider Criminal Backgrounds of Applicants, Administration Ordered to do it’s Job

Team Obama’s disregard for the law, and common sense were smacked, and smacked hard, by recent court decisions.  If you recall, there was an attempt to ban businesses from checking criminal background as a condition of employment.  If allowed to stand, that ruling would have enabled criminals easy access to victims, and left the employers open to liability for the employees actions.  So, if the power company hires a rapist, not being allowed to know that he/she is a rapist, and they employee rapes a customer, the company could be sued.  Yeah, it was that stupid of a policy.  Thankfully, […]

ObamCare Damage: Even NBC Now See’s That ObamaCare is Causing Worker’s Hours to be Cut

It seems that even the most loyal of networks is now talking about the fact that ObamaCare is causing worker’s hours to be cut all over the country.  Here are the facts… According to a NBC News investigation, union bosses and small business owners agree President Obama’s signature healthcare law is causing employers to lessen workers’ hours to less than 30 a week. The reduction is leading to the destruction of the 40-hour work week and creating financial hardships as workers see their wages decreasing. “To tell somebody that you’ve got to decrease their hours because of a law passed in Washington […]

Elections Have Consequences: 77% of all Jobs Created in 2013 are Part Time Due to ObamaCare

For several years now, people have raised the warning that ObamaCare would prompt employers to hire part time workers instead of full time.  The reason is simple-if you have too many full time staff, you either have to buy them insurance, or pay a fine.  Then, with insurance premiums skyrocketing due to the extra costs inflicted by ObamaCare, providing health insurance is completely out of the reach of many small businesses.  Also, even paying the fines are prohibitive. As I’ve covered before, many businesses have cut hours for workers because the cumulative fines would be more than their yearly profit.  […]

Irony Overload: ObamaCare Call Center Hire Part-Time, Uninsured Workers-Because of ObamaCare!

Imagine, if you will, that the government contracts with a county to provide a call center for a government program that is supposed to make it easier to get and keep health insurance.  Also imagine that the program, called “ObamaCare,” actually does the exact opposite, and gives powerful incentives for employers to NOT insure their workers.  Would it be a surprise then, if the employer approved to run the ObamaCare call center hired part-time workers-to avoid paying for insurance?  Phineas, at Sister Toldja, has more… Because –I bet you can guess– they’re being hired part-time: Earlier this year, Contra Costa County […]

Parallel Universe Alert: Melissa Harris-Perry Claims That Detroit was Killed by too Little Government

Was Detroit bankrupted  by too little government?  Well, if you ask Melissa Harris-Perry, we re living in a parallel universe where human nature and reality itself is the polar opposite of itself, and too little government did bring Detroit to it’s knees.  First, let’s take a look at Harris-Perry’s comments… Um, not only did she deny reality, but she found a way to bash Republicans, who last ran Detroit in 1961. She also misses the high taxes that scared away businesses, the horrific crime rate that scared away the people that didn’t leave because of the taxes, the abysmal education […]

Good for Thee but not for me: Democrat Congressman, John Larsen, Suggests it’s “Unfair” to Subject Congress to ObamaCare

Doug, over at Daley Gator named Democrat Congressman John Larsen “weasel of the day” yesterday.  I think he earned it.  Here is why… Via Forbes: When the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (“Obamacare”) was being debated, proponents were accused of saddling Americans with inferior and expensive health care while keeping generous coverage for themselves at taxpayer expense. To rebut that allegation and build confidence in the bill, a provision was added mandating that members of Congress – and their staff members – get their coverage through the new exchange system the bill set up. Now that the time to sign […]

ObamaCare Damage: Schools Limiting Hours of Employees to Avoid ObamaCare Penalties

You mean that more people are going to lose hours because of ObamaCare?  Why yes, yes I do.  The Weekly Standard has more… Lafayette School Corporation Has Had To Cut The Hours Of 150 Non-Certified Employees. “‘We cannot go out and raise the price of our product to assist us covering this. We would have to go the taxpayers and ask for some type of increase and I just don’t see that happening,’ said Les Huddle, superintendent of the Lafayette School Corporation, where more than 150 of the schools approximately 600 non-certified employees have had their hours reduced to meet the […]

Explaining the Opposition to Drilling and Fracking: A Michigan Teacher’s Perspective

 Michigan apparently is sitting on valuable oil and gas reserves and is quickly becoming a battleground between those people who want to environmentally extract these valuable resources to power America and those who worship the Green God. Those who worship the Green God believe that no drilling should occur in their backyard, although they will repeatedly state that they have no problem with it being done in a much more environmentally destructive manner in other areas and then being shipped at great damage to the environment to them to power their cars and homes. These people believe that those who […]

Obamacare and National Debt Screw Over Obama’s Biggest Supporters

Even though I am a teacher and daily spend my time around youth, I simply don’t understand their voting choices. Last election, according to exit poll samples of people 29 and under voted for Barack Obama by a margin of 60% to 36%. And youth voters made up 19 percent of all those who voted, according to the early National Exit Poll conducted by Edison Research, which is higher than normal. This sort of large and decisive turnout of the youth for President Obama is surprising to me because his policies are destroying their future. As evidence, let’s look at […]

Welcome to the World of ObamaCare: The 29er’s and the 49er’s

As ObamaCare continues to hit the country, we are seeing some new terminology emerge.  To get there, here is more from the WSJ… Welcome to the strange new world of small-business hiring under ObamaCare. The law requires firms with 50 or more “full-time equivalent workers” to offer health plans to employees who work more than 30 hours a week. (The law says “equivalent” because two 15 hour a week workers equal one full-time worker.) Employers that pass the 50-employee threshold and don’t offer insurance face a $2,000 penalty for each uncovered worker beyond 30 employees. So by hiring the 50th […]

What Recovery? Part II: Systemic High Unemployment?

Here is a post from Jim at Asylum Watch discussing High Unemployment-Matt In Part I of this series, we examined money velocity (the number of times the money supply circulates in the economy over a year), which is directly related to economic growth, GDP, and found that it has been declining since 1999. The velocity of money is currently slower than it was in the Great Depression. We noted that the stock market has recovered nicely and corporate and banking profits are up and Wall Street investors are doing well. This suggest that the money supply is circulating at a higher […]

Small Business Owners Explain Why ObamaCare Causes Cuts in Hours and Layoffs

As the layoffs continue to mount, and the left continues to blame everyone/everything but Obama’s policies, business people continue to attempt to explain the situation.  FOX News has the video.  Why FOX News?  Because the other networks won’t cover it! Of course, leftists will probably promise to boycott these businesses, and try to put them under.  Because, as we all know, putting all of the workers in the unemployment line is far better than some of them losing their jobs.  As far as I can ascertain, it must be a twist on the normal liberal fairness meme.  You see, if some losing their jobs, and others […]

Food Stamp Growth Outstrips Net Jobs Growth by 75X’s

This is Obama’s America, where food stamps grow at 75x’s the rate of jobs. Take a look at this graphic, via The Weekly Standard… Of course, we can continue on this track, or even grow at  a faster rate.  All we have to do is re-elect Barak Obama.