Already in the tank

From The Wall Street Journal: Labor Gives Clinton Room to Maneuver on Trade Talks Democratic front-runner has remained neutral on a hotly debated issue By Laura Meckler and Melanie Trottman | Updated May 17, 2015 7:46 p.m. ET LAS VEGAS—Michael Collins, a nurse and active member of his local union, isn’t happy about free-trade legislation …

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The Keystone XL Pipeline, now running through Pennsylvania!

Well, not exactly the Keystone XL pipeline, but it’s what happens when the environmentalists and President Barack Hussein Obama blocked the real thing. We have noted previously that the oil companies weren’t waiting for the pipeline to be approved, but were going ahead to supply the oil that a modern industrialized society needs, moving oil …

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Barack Obama, Loretta Lynch and the right to work

We may consider it to be an axiom: if President Obama nominates someone for an important federal position, that someone should never, ever be given a position of responsibility. Attorney General Nominee Defends Obama Immigration Changes WASHINGTON — Jan 28, 2015, 9:01 PM ET | By ERICA WERNER and ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press Confronting skeptical …

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The “Working Class” is deserting the Democrats

We have said it many times before: the Democrats cannot be both the party of the working man and the party of the nonworking man! From Gallup polls: Obama Approval Drops Among Working-Class Whites by Frank Newport PRINCETON, N.J. — President Barack Obama’s job approval rating among white non-college graduates is at 27% so far …

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Economics 101: Maybe going on strike for higher wages when your jobs are already being replaced by robots isn’t the wisest idea

From USA Today: Thousands of fast-food workers strike; arrests made By Bruce Horovitz, USA TODAY 6:47 p.m. EDT September 4, 2014 The fast-food industry suffered some image indigestion Thursday when more than 430 workers demonstrating for higher wages in dozens of cities were arrested, organizers estimate. Those arrested included Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis., in West …

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Economics 101: Labor Day and the American economy under President Obama

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: Five years after recession, American workers are scared, cautious, and worse off By Jane M Von Bergen, Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer | Published Monday, September 1, 2014, 1:08 AM When the phone call came, Anthony Reynolds, a big man with a ready laugh, cried like a baby.His ex-wife, living in Texas, …

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Wisconsin Democrat Prosecutors Not Having Fun

HT Hogewash Wisconsin, known as “The birthplace of Progressivism” (view with a grain of salt), had recall elections that didn’t work out so well for Democrats after Governor Walker and the Republicans passed sweeping reforms that severely cut into the slush money Public Employee Unions (and their off-shoots) got out of their subjects — reforms …

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From Around the Blogroll

Following North Carolina House House Speaker Thom Tillis’ victory in the Republican senatorial primary, Sister Toldjah noted incumbent Senator Kay Hagan’s decision to go for broke and “fully embrace” Obaminablecare. Most polls show that the wholly misnamed Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is unpopular, but, as I have said previously, the only polls which …

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The unions are revolting

[wikichart align=”right” ticker=”OTC:VLKAY” showannotations=”true” livequote=”true” startdate=”20-08-2013″ enddate=”20-02-2014″ width=”300″ height=”245″]From Robert Stacey Stacy McCain: German Union Threatens U.S. Jobs Posted on | February 19, 2014 | 16 Comments After workers at a Volkswagen plant in Chattanooga voted to reject a United Auto Workers contract, most friends of free labor breathed a sigh of relief, but a …

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