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President Trump Committing ‘Political Larceny’ on Behalf of New Republican Party

Posted: January 25, 2017 at 8:07 am   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

Meeting with union leaders and appealing directly to American workers, President Trump is stealing one of the Democrats’ traditional prime constituencies — middle class workers. Conservatives have long talked about reforming the GOP — about creating a New Republican Party with a bigger tent. Well, in office less than a week, President Trump looks like he’s doing […]

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Oregon: Just say NO on Measure 97

Posted: October 24, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   Elections, Features, Local, Politics, Top Stories

Oregon is characterized as a liberal state; however, Oregonians have consistently voted to reject the introduction of a sales tax. But this year, a cleverly deceptive campaign was launched to convince voters that large corporations doing business in Oregon will finally pay their fair share in order to fund the state’s education, healthcare and senior […]

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Labor Day Signals Need for the Employee Rights Act

Posted: September 5, 2016 at 6:28 am   /   Business, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

On Labor Day, millions of Americans will celebrate the contributions of working men and women. Now a grand occasion for backyard barbecues, the holiday was dreamed up in the late 19th century by America’s labor movement to honor the “social and economic achievements of American workers.” But that same labor movement is now turning its back on employees. Just […]

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Extravagant Union Bosses Exploit Their Members

Posted: June 1, 2016 at 7:29 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

When the AFL-CIO, America’s largest federation of labor unions, recently released its annual Executive PayWatch report, it strived for sensationalism. The report alleges that the average S&P 500 CEO received $12.4 million in total compensation last year, compared to $36,875 for the “average nonsupervisory worker.” This comes out to a 335:1 CEO-to-worker pay ratio. But numerous […]

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Oregon’s IP 28, Wealth Redistribution

Posted: April 19, 2016 at 1:10 pm   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

In a previous article, I put the spotlight on Oregon’s Initiative Petition 28 (IP 28), a gross receipts tax to be paid by C corporations nationwide on all sales of $25 million and above whether or not the company is profitable or not. According to its proponents, it’s all being done in the name of large corporations paying their “fair share” of taxes, but that’s only one goal. I dug a lot deeper into this and found that the consortium of supporters, including teachers’ unions, the SEIU and AFSME among others, are engaged in committing what amounts to a business assassination attempt on the Koch brothers, owners of Koch Industries.

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New York’s $15 Minimum Wage Called ‘Too Much, Too Fast’ for Small Business Owners

Posted: April 11, 2016 at 8:56 am   /   Politics

“I think most business owners’ gut feeling is: ‘It’s not going to be good,’” Rod Dion, who owns a small business in Albany, N.Y., said of New York’s new $15 an hour minimum wage law. “I think there is a lot of concern, because I don’t think any of us understand what [the wage increase] […]

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Your Pay Is Now Union Property

Posted: April 9, 2016 at 9:19 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

In Wisconsin, unions have won a challenge to Governor Scott Walker’s “right to work” law that prohibits requiring non-union employees to pay union dues. In court, the unions argued that the law is an “unconstitutional seizure of union property,” and Dane County Circuit Judge William Foust agreed. With that ruling, the judge and the unions have […]

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Who’s Really Behind the Fight for $15

Posted: April 8, 2016 at 6:28 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

When the Fight for $15 hosts its “Day of Action for Worker Justice” on Thursday, the picket signs might as well have “SEIU” written all over them in big letters. The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) has been pulling the strings for a $15 minimum wage from the start. According to the SEIU’s federal filings with […]

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Friedrichs Fallout: Compelling Union Participation—The Progressive Citizens United

Posted: April 6, 2016 at 8:26 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Money in politics. Is there any more interesting topic? Money, after all, is free speech per Citizens United (Established Super PAC/corporate spending unfettered as people). Money in politics, whatever your opinion of its impact or propriety, has generally been limited to individual contributions and private entities determining what to invest (Within legal limits, of course). […]

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