Monthly Archives: February 2011

Taking the Government Employee Compensation to Public Debate

The Heritage Foundation’s indispensable James Sherk has put out an argument for reigning in public sector bargaining powers, and a core part of the issue is how much money they are pumping into the political system: Government-employee unions now spend more than any other outside group on U.S. elections. Of the five largest spenders in [...]
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VIDEO: Explaining The Assault on Small Business

It seemed like a lot of folks were at CPAC — and so were we! Halt The Assault spokesman Brett McMahon spoke to a panel about the union “business model.” Check it out!
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Rep. Frank Guinta Offers Amendment Promoting Fair and Open Competition for the Procurement of Federal Construction Contracts

According to the New Hampshire Union Leader, yesterday U.S. Representative Frank Guinta (R-N.H.) filed an amendment pertaining to government-mandated project labor agreements (PLAs) on the Continuing Resolution legislation currently being debated on the House floor that would fund the federal government from March 4 through Sept. 30, the end of the current federal fiscal year (“Guinta: [...]
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Should Your Own Money Be Used To Fund An Assault On You?

That’s the fundamental question addressed by Halt The Assault spokesman Brett McMahon over at The Daily Caller today. He writes: The plan to scale back the budget of the NLRB is music to business owners’ ears. We are tired of overreaching bureaucrats using our own money directly against us. That is what we mean when [...]
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Political Cartoon of the Week

(and it’s only Tuesday)
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Off To A Fast Start in the Tar Heel State

At the national level, small business and employers are under assault by regulation and legislation that makes it tough to hire and keep people working—but there are some local and state legislators that are headed the right direction. Last November, Republicans won a majority of seats in the North Carolina Senate for the first time [...]
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Feedback on Obama’s Renomination of SEIU Lawyer

Some insights from the Washington Examiner: Becker’s renomination is futile, as Republicans have even more senators in the 112th Congress than they did in the previous Congress that rejected the Obama nominee. But putting Becker up again gives Obama’s Big Labor allies a useful propaganda tool to help stir up the rank and file in [...]
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Can We Have Another Morning In America?

Let’s hope so.
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BIG News: Senators Push Back on Obama NLRB (Re)Nomination

From The Daily Caller: Sens. Mike Enzi, Wyoming Republican, and Orrin Hatch, Utah Republican, are calling on President Barack Obama to rescind the nomination of former top AFL-CIO and SEIU employee Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). In a joint letter to Obama obtained by The Daily Caller, Enzi, the ranking Republican [...]
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