Economic Opportunity

Obama, Senate Digging in on Trade Promotion Authority

After some intra-party haggling among Democrats, on May 21 the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly voted 62-38 to end debate on Trade Promotion Authority (TPA), a procedure that will likely lead to the initiative’s passage in the upper chamber.

University of Tennessee Law Professor: To Help Struggling Americans, Reduce Immigration

President Obama rarely misses an opportunity to pontificate about his determination to help the American middle class, close the income inequality gap and reduce poverty. Obama has failed miserably at all three.

February Bureau of Labor Statistics Report Excludes the Obvious: Not Enough Jobs

Here are three things to keep in mind before getting too excited by the February Bureau of Labor Statistics’ predictably cheery jobs report. BLS announced that the economy added 295,000 jobs last month and that the unemployment rate declined to 5.5 percent from 5.7 percent.

Davos Men to Fellow Citizens: Eat Globalist Cake

Jeff Greene is a multi-billionaire who made his money in real estate and speculation in subprime mortgage securities. Recently, he warned that “Our economy is in deep trouble.” A leading reason, he explained, was that “globalization and the exponential growth of technology, which have destroyed millions of jobs already, will undoubtedly eliminate millions and millions more jobs during the next several years.

State of the Union

“The state of the Union is strong,” President Obama told the nation last night. Depending on your personal situation, how extensively you follow what’s happening in the world and your level of respect for power and authority, you may believe that.

Commerce Secretary Pritzker Says More Immigration is a ‘Moral Imperative’

The 24 states that have sued the Obama administration over its executive amnesty aren’t the only ones to take legal action.

Boehner Has Abysmal Pro-Amnesty, Anti-American Worker Voting Record

Most of the 162 House Republicans who voted yes on the Obama-endorsed $1.1 trillion, 1,600-page spending bill are scurrying around to make nice with their deeply disappointed constituents.

Organized Labor Ignores U.S. Workers

American workers are under siege. Many are unemployed, and many who want full-time employment have to settle for part-time work. Wages are increasing slowly, if at all, for workers. And jobs paying a middle-class income are increasingly hard to find.

Immigration Increases Health Care Costs

The high cost of medical care is of great concern to most Americans. Insurance helps to ease health care expenses, but insurance also is expensive. Obamacare is supposed to improve matters, but the jury is still out on just how much so – if at all.
 

Robotics Technology, Automation Make ‘Labor Shortage’ Even More Untenable

One of the favorite mantras of mass immigration advocates, which they endlessly repeat, is “labor shortage.” To hear them tell it, we have always had a labor shortage and always will – even though we’ve had the highest sustained level of immigration in our history for more than two decades. Somehow the “shortage” always remains, which is used as justification for even more immigration.

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