Democrats’ Economic Agenda Falls Woefully Short

Better ingredients. Better pizza. Papa John’s. A Better Deal: Better Jobs, Better Wages, Better Future. The first slogan is meant to sell pizza, the second is meant to sell Democrats. The first has worked to convince Americans to order pedestrian slices of baked dough and cheese. Will the latter succeed at convincing voters to buy…
Read More »

Seattle Shows Higher Minimum Wages Are Neither Populist, Nor Positive

The leftist elements of the Democratic party — the “resistance!” — are fed up with establishment’s aimlessness. “Most candidates do not have the luxury of lighting millions of dollars on fire by spending close to $12 million on ads behind an uninspiring message,” Democracy for America chairman Jim Dean wrote following the Jon Ossoff’s stunning…
Read More »

Starting a Big, Bold Conversation

“The goal is to show that Republicans have a heart,” Alex Smith, national chairwoman of the College Republican National Committee told Elle. In some ways it is a disastrously low bar to clear. After all, if you have to actually prove to voters that you are capable of displaying a human emotion resembling compassion, then…
Read More »

A $70 Minimum Wage? It’s Just As Disastrous As You Think It’d Be

Earlier this year, Dan Price, the founder of Gravity Payments, made headlines when he decided to raise the “minimum wage” for his workers to $70,000. Price’s thought process was simple, albeit simplistic. He read an article on happiness that found that a person’s emotional well-being, defined as “the emotional quality of an individual’s everyday experience,…
Read More »

Unions Pushing for Exemption from Minimum Wage Hike in Los Angeles

Liberals, with labor unions at the helm, have recently been pushing hard for increases to the minimum wage. Most of it is just politicking designed to portray Democratic candidates as populist champions and Republicans as stingy corporatists. But in some cases, the campaigns have actually worked, bringing $15 wages to workers in some cities. The…
Read More »

CBO: Obama’s Minimum Wage Proposal Would Cost a Half-Million Jobs by 2016

Democrats are trying desperately to make raising the minimum wage one of their top election year issues, but that pesky thing known as “economics” keeps foiling their plans. “Democrats increasingly view championing the pay of hourly workers as a can’t-lose issue that revs up their base of liberal, black and Hispanic voters,” wrote National Review’s…
Read More »

Obama’s Minimum Wage Proposal Would Hurt The People He Wants to Help

If you’re explaining, you’re losing. It’s one of the most frustratingly true political axioms in Washington. Current political decisions aren’t necessarily based on whether something is actually good policy, but rather whether it sounds like good policy in the thirty seconds you’re generally allotted for a soundbite. This fundamental truth is most dangerous in economic…
Read More »