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Minimum Wage Increase Will Not Kill Jobs

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It’s a classic argument offered by Libertarian economists; “an increase in the minimum wage will kill jobs.” The problem with the argument is that the facts show this isn’t the case. A 2011 study found that minimum wages don’t hurt the employment prospects of low-wage workers.

The State of the Union

In case the coverage in Big Bear distracted you from the State of the Union, it was an ambitious speech by President Obama with a call for a national pre-school program to help kids get off to a better start, a new call for manufacturing excellence to help restore the middle class economy, and a…

Obama: They Deserve A Vote!

Last night’s State of the Union address by President Barack Obama covered a long list of domestic and foreign policy initiatives common to such messages. The President called on congress to pass entitlement reforms and other legislative initiatives rather than moving from one manufactured crisis to another.

State of the Union Watch Party Tonight

President Obama delivers his State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol, White House Photo, Pete Souza

Tonight President Barack Obama will deliver the annual State of the Union address to Congress. His address will begin at 6:00 pm Pacific Time. The Democratic Party of Orange County will be hosting a State of the Union watch party at the IBEW Local 441 Union hall in Orange. If yo want to watch the President’s address with other like minded individuals, then this is the place to be.

The Angry Right

The weekend kicked off with a spirited debate between LiberalOC publisher Chris Prevatt and the OC Register’s Mark Landsbaum over an editorial in the Register reacting to President Obama’s State of the Union address.  Landsbaum has published not one – but two editorials entitled “Obama the Angry” and in the last piece, identified the notion…

State of the Union Wrap-Up

President Obama delivers his State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol, White House Photo, Pete Souza

No one built this country on their own. This nation is great because we built it together. This nation is great because we worked as a team. And if we hold fast to that truth, in this moment of trial, there is no challenge too great; no mission too hard. As long as we are joined in common purpose, as long as we maintain our common resolve, our journey moves forward, and our future is hopeful, and the state of our Union will always be strong.”