Walmart Joins Bonus Bandwagon with $1,000 Checks

Walmart, the nation’s largest employer, said Thursday it will raise its minimum wage to $11 per hour, expand maternity leave options for workers and give $1,000 bonuses to hourly employees, based on their years of service. The bonus announcement comes as corporations and small businesses prepare for a corporate tax cut and a reduction in taxes… Please follow and like us:

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This Seattle Subway can’t sell $5 footlongs because of big government – and posted a sign to let customers know

  Customers who enjoy sweetened drinks aren’t the only people in Seattle currently feeling the pinch of the city’s progressive policies. Here’s a photo of a sign that’s hanging in a Seattle Subway that lays out the problems faced by both consumers and business owners in the city: Seattle Subway says… Please follow and like us:

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Higher prices, reduced hours: Restaurants & mininum wage hikes

By Michael von Massow, Associate Professor, Food Economics, University of Guelph. Chris Stevens, owner of Kaboom Chicken restaurant in Toronto, hands an order to a customer in December. Ontario’s new $14 per hour minimum wage took effect Jan. 1 and Stevens has already taken steps to ensure his restaurant can afford the added expense. THE CANADIAN… Please follow and like us:

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Cutting tax rates will net greater harvest

There are a few actions one can take that have no downside, only an upside. Economists teach students, “There is no free lunch,” meaning an action that might be beneficial to some may well be harmful to others. An example would be an increase in the minimum wage, which is beneficial to those receiving it, but… Please follow and like us:

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America’s two-tiered economy undermines small businesses

By Ross Marchand / Taxpayers Protection Alliance America has an inequality problem, but not the one many people think. Every few years, statisticians armed with the latest income data from the U.S. Census Bureau claim to find ever-increasing evidence of a widening gap between the have and have-nots. Economists on the right side of the political… Please follow and like us:

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FRANCE – Macron pushes EU labour rule changes on central Europe tour

French President Emmanuel Macron begins a three-day tour of central Europe on Wednesday with controversial EU labour rules at the top of his agenda. French President Emmanuel Macron said on Wednesday there had been progress with the leaders of Austria, Czech Republic and Slovakia on finding a solution to the issue of posted workers in the… Please follow and like us:

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Free Markets Accomplish Progressives’ Housing Ideals

The people who live in coastal urban cities tend to be a pretty progressive bunch. We’re leading the country on minimum wage laws, paid sick leave, climate change mitigation, and a host of other important issues. We care deeply about equality of opportunity, and we’re willing to invest our time and money to advance that effort-even… Please follow and like us:

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