Raising the Minimum Wage
With an economy still struggling to get jobs and with a record 91 million Americans not working, the Democrats have a plan to boost economic growth: raise the minimum wage. That’s right — making labor more expensive is going to make job creators want to hire more people.
Congressional Democrats are hammering out a proposal to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10 per hour — a boost of nearly $3 an hour, or about 40%. The minimum wage has always been a jobs killer, and this kind of raise will only make the pain worse. But doing so will force more Americans into the federal benefits line — and the waiting arms of the Democrat poverty plantation owners.
IRS Sends Billions to Thieves
Apparently, illegal aliens aren’t the only ones erroneously receiving billions of dollars from the IRS. The AP says that “The Internal Revenue Service issued $4 billion in fraudulent tax refunds last year to people using stolen identities, with some of the money going to addresses in Bulgaria, Lithuania and Ireland, according to an inspector general’s report released Thursday.
The IRS, which takes pride in issuing quick refunds, often sends them out before employers are required to file forms documenting wages, the report said. Unless, of course, you’re a conservative organization…
The Real Healthcare.gov?
Fraudulent ObamaCare websites (other than Healthcare.gov, of course) are popping up everywhere, and the The Wall Street Journal has a helpful tip for those trying to enroll through the exchange: “Scam-artist pages … are now pretending to be Healthcare.gov and are tricking people into divulging sensitive information or buying fake products. Important consumer warning: If an insurance shopping website is usable, it’s not the federal government’s.”