Progressives Claim ‘We’re not broke, we’ve been robbed’

By Kathryn Watson WASHINGTON, D.C. — From the tea party movement to Occupy Wall Street, there’s no denying a general state of discontent with the way Washington is handling the economy. That discontent was the fuel to the fire that drew scores of progressives to the New Populism Conference in Washington, D.C., on Thursday. “This is not the […]

Chicago Aldermen Proposes $15 Minimum Wage

Mayor Rahm Emmanuel gave a group of businessmen, alderman and other community members to come up with a plan and an amount to raise the minimum wage up to.  Another group of Aldermen, led by Roderick Sawyer (6th) don’t want to wait and are proposing a $15 minimum wage. Mr. Sawyer’s announcement came at an […]

Senator Oberweis Offers Minimum-Wage Compromise

SPRINGFIELD – State Sen. Jim Oberweis (R-Sugar Grove) is reaching out to employers and across the aisle to his Democrat colleagues to offer a compromise to the current debate about raising Illinois’ minimum wage. On April 8, the 25th District Senator introduced an amendment to Senate Bill 2004, which would raise the minimum wage for […]

Governor Quinn Meets with President Obama About Raising the Minimum Wage

Governor Pat Quinn met with President Obama today on raising the minimum wage. His press release subtitle states, Measure Would Help Alleviate Poverty and Drive Economic Growth The problem this statement is that it is untrue, it’s just rhetoric.  We know this because the CBO just analyzed the affects of raising the minimum wage to $10 […]

Study: Obama’s proposed minimum wage hike could destroy 1 million jobs

The Obama administration’s proposal to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour could result in as many 1,084,000 jobs eliminated from the work force, according to a new study conducted by the Employment Policies Institute (EPI) “No amount of denial by the president and his political allies — and no number of ‘studies’ published by biased researchers — […]

How to Raise the Minimum Wage

“…For many young people, the minimum wage is a stepping stone to higher employment levels. When I was young, I had minimum wage jobs as a busboy, flipping burgers and parking cars. For many others, the minimum wage is a difficult ongoing reality of adult life… …Illinois has among the highest unemployment rates in our […]

Seven Minimum Wage Facts You Need to Know

Here are 7 important facts about the minimum wage debate that you need to know. 1. Just 2.8% of American workers earn at or below the minimum wage. 2. Half of all minimum wage workers are 16 to 24 years old. 3. Labor workers already make well above the minimum wage. 4. Even those who […]

Kirk Dillard’s Many Positions on Minimum Wage

Kirk Dillard has many different positions on the minimum wage. Here are his positions: 2013 – Against Quinn’s push for minimum wage hike “For the most part, he has opposed increasing the minimum wage,” Wes Bleed   ~ The Southern 2006 – Voted for raising the minimum wage Dillard spokesman Wes Bleed said Dillard has been a […]

Minimum Wage Response

I was on the radio debating a liberal guest and he brought up minimum wage. I said I didn’t believe the minimum wage should be increased and a friend of mine, who was listening, sent me a text message with the following link attached: http://www.raisetheminimumwage.com/facts/entry/amount-with-inflation/ Here is my response. First, the points from the article: […]

Unseen consequences of a $15 hourly minimum wage

By Eric Boehm | PA Independent As my colleague Ryan Ekvall wrote last week, union-led protests at fast-food restaurants around the nation are trying to build support for a $15-an-hour minimum wage. Though they look like grassroots efforts, the protests were staffed by union activists – not actual fast-food workers – and they are organized by […]