Monthly Archives: June 2010

While You Were Working - June 30, 2010

At HTA, we know that running a small business is time consuming, and you can’t always stop to check the news. We’ve got you covered. Here’s what you may have missed today: Washington Post: Unions, Construction Lobby Wage War over DC Council Bill Politico: Gov. Christie Calls for GOP Rebranding CWS (Blog): Mine Safety Proposal [...]
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The Cost of Complacency

Despite the lofty words of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, the reality is those that pay for government have very little say in it. Because politicians have come to expect the complacent behavior from taxpaying public, those that pay for the cost of government have found that their tax contribution has very little [...]
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While You Were Working - June 29, 2010

At HTA, we know that running a small business is time consuming, and you can’t always stop to check the news. We’ve got you covered. Here’s what you may have missed today: Washington Post: Dems Scramble Over Financial Overhaul as Sen. Brown Withdraws Support Shopfloor (Blog): Browner: What the President Did for Health Care, He’ll [...]
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Union Bosses Need a Bailout??

Fox Business has the story, Union Bosses Rolling in Dough, But Still Seeking Bailout? The story covers an audit recently of union bosses in the New York tri-state area and what they uncovered is pretty maddening.  Read the article for a few examples. Key quote: Now, the irony is that union leadership is looking to [...]
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The Most Infamous PLA Job: Lessons from Boston’s Big Dig

Last week, a pair of editorials in Massachusetts newspapers questioned whether Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick learned anything from Boston’s experience with the government-mandated project labor agreement (PLA) on the Big Dig after he endorsed a new PLA mandated by the UMass’s Building Authority board of directors on future university construction projects (The Salem News, “Our view: Has Big Dig [...]
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The Rahn Curve and the Burden of Government Spending

Today The Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation released a great video that explains exactly why there is way too much government spending. CF&P Foundation says of the video: Government spending can promote economic growth if money is used for core “public goods” such as rule of law and property rights. But the burden of government [...]
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Virginia Using Constitution as Defense Against ObamaCare

There are currently a few states using the courts to challenge ObamaCare’s implementation, and today Robert Bluey at The Examiner takes a look at how Virginia is using the U.S. Constitution to protect its own state sovereignty.  Leading the effort in Virginia is state attorney general Ken Cuccinelli. Bluey writes: Virginia’s lawsuit asserts that President Obama’s [...]
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While You Were Working - June 28, 2010

At HTA, we know that running a small business is time consuming, and you can’t always stop to check the news. We’ve got you covered. Here’s what you may have missed today: Wall Street Journal: Triumph of the Regulators Forbes: Flood of Remands Begins in Voided NLRB Cases New York Times: Labor’s New Critics - [...]
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Boston Globe Columnist: Labor Agreements Make No Sense

The Boston Globe columnist Jeff Jacoby blasts Mass. Gov. Patrick’s support of anti-competitive and costly government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on Umass-Boston construction projects (“Labor agreements make no sense,” 6/27). THIS IS the kind of thing, Charlie Baker was saying one day last week, that “makes people crazy about state government.’’ The Republican gubernatorial candidate [...]
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Labor Finding More Critics

Today over at the NY Times, Steven Greenhouse takes a look at how many state officials who were once staunch labor allies are finding it impossible to both maintain labor’s good graces and also help their state out of budget troubles. Greenhouse writes: For years, Republican lawmakers have railed against public employees’ pay and benefits, [...]
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