Wherein Stuart Varney reveals his inner Christian.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday November 26, 2013 10:47 am|
This could be one strange situation where a lone conservative millionaire ends up pushing the Democratic establishment in the state to the left on this issue.
|By: Jon Walker Tuesday November 12, 2013 10:41 am|
Raising the minimum wage is a popular issue with real political resonance. It is a smart political move that Democrats seem to be making a part of their 2014 efforts.
|By: Attaturk Tuesday November 12, 2013 1:30 am|
The sounds of someone defending hypothetical “small business”* is in the air.
|By: Jon Walker Friday November 8, 2013 10:25 am|
It’s good President Obama has come out in support of this higher minimum wage. While there is very good chance Obama will never sign this bill into law, his support help makes raising the minimum wage to $10.10 the de facto position of the Democratic Party. Long-term that helps nudge the politics around this issue to the left.
|By: dakine01 Monday April 15, 2013 6:30 pm|
A couple of years ago, you might remember that McDonalds got a lot of publicity out of a one day hiring binge. I wrote about it here with a follow-up about the Washington Post noticing that it was a “McJobs” economic recovery a couple of weeks later. So here we are, two years later and where exactly are we?
At best, we are treading water. At best.
|By: Michelle Chen Wednesday March 13, 2013 5:40 am|
President Obama called for a modest raise in the federal minimum wage to $9 in his State of the Union Address, and several Democratic legislators have upped his bid with a proposed increase to $10.10.
But an insidious effort to lower the wage floor is already underway much closer to the ground—in the state legislatures where right-wing lobbyists have been greasing the skids for years for an onslaught of anti-worker policies.
|By: Julie Gutman Dickinson Thursday March 7, 2013 2:15 pm|
When President Obama proposed an increase in the federal minimum wage last month, you could almost hear conservative economists and pundits smacking their lips in anticipation. After all, there’s nothing that gets this crowd going like mandating a wage increase, even if it’s from the downright Dickensian $7.25 currently required to a still paltry $9, or just under $19,000 a year.
|By: Swopa Friday February 22, 2013 8:00 pm|
President Obama’s recent State of the Union speech was largely designed around defining wedge issues that Democrats can campaign on in 2014.
But stop for a moment, and think about how shocking that is.
|By: Jon Walker Thursday February 21, 2013 7:10 pm|
The American people overwhelmingly back President Obama’s call for increasing the federal minimum wage. According to a new Pew Research poll, 71 percent of Americans would favor raising the minimum wage to $9.00 an hour.