Shaun Broyhill: A minimum wage increase will not help Sioux City residents who are currently living in poverty, bringing in more jobs will.
Shane Vander Hart: Donald Trump in July says he is in favor of raising the federal minimum wage to $10/hour, but in November he said he was against a raise.
Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers talk to Adam Gregg who is running for Attorney General of Iowa and Dr. Lee Hieb comes in studio to discuss Ebola.
Brian Myers: As a small business owner my job is to make a profit, and the marketplace determines what I can pay my employees and what I can then charge.
Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers talk to Crystal Bruntz, Republican candidate in Senate District 15, & Republican Iowa State Treasurer candidate Sam Clovis.
Liberals decry the fact that the minimum wage hasn’t been raised since 2009, and talk about “income inequality” and “fairness.” So how much is the minimum wage, who earns it, and why? The Federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour, before overtime. When first established in 1938 it was 25 cents. In 1979, when the […]
(Watchdog.org) Milwaukee, WI – Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele is calling on the county board of supervisors to consider rejecting three additional advisory referendums, which could cost taxpayers as much as $120,000. But at least one supervisor expects the left-leaning county board to pass all three resolutions in an attempt to entice more Democratic voters […]
(Watchdog.org) The folks behind a statewide push to raise Nebraska’s minimum wage are raising some maximum bucks. Nebraskans for Better Wages has raked in nearly $316,000 with one wealthy Nebraskan kicking in at least $250,000, according to the latest state campaign finance report. The group needs roughly 83,000 valid signatures by July 4 to put […]
As the U.S. Senate considers legislation to raise the minimum wage, Religious Left groups including the lobby offices of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) and Episcopal Public Policy Network (EPPN) have advocated an increased wage level, with the Director for Public Witness of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) J. Herbert Nelson stating that it is “a moral […]
(Watchdog.org) Lincoln, NE – Having failed to persuade state lawmakers to increase the minimum wage in Nebraska, the senator who introduced the bill said he’s working with advocates who are considering trying to get the issue on the ballot in November. A bill introduced by State Senator Jeremy Nordquist (D-Omaha) fell five votes short of […]
Five weeks into the 2014 Legislative session, and many topics are being discussed among lawmakers. Fostering an environment that promotes job creation and strengthening Iowa’s economy have not been front burner discussions. This is unfortunate, because when we take our eye off the ball, it impacts all Iowans – and not in a positive manner. […]
(Watchdog.org) Springfield, IL – There are thousands of workers in Illinois working today for far less than the state’s required $8.25 an hour minimum wage. But these are not poor laborers trapped by tyrannical bosses. In many cases they are young, well-educated professionals who are happy to have their jobs. “There no doubt are some […]
President Obama’s proposal to raise the minimum wage to $10/ hour will only increase unemployment and inflation as it places a burden on small businesses.
Mitt Romney’s delivered the mother of all cringe-worthy sound bytes on CNN this morning when he said, “I’m not concerned about the very poor.” While it was, from a communications and political perspective, a horrible thing to say I think most who watch the interview in context understands what he means. It’s still a […]