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Vote for Paid Sick Leave

The Real Agenda Behind Voter Suppression

October 05, 2011
Living Wage has brought good competition to Los Angeles International Airport

L.A.'s Living Wage Ordinance Isn't a Job Killer

September 21, 2011
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Darrel Issa’s Government Handover

January 05, 2011

Cry Wolf Quotes

I believe employers should be aware that employees who earn under $10 an hour cannot lead an independent life. But I do not believe that government should dictate wages. We have seen this fail in Socialist and Communist countries. It will do irreparable harm.

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Los Angeles Mayor Richard J. Riordan, New York Times.
11/19/1999 | Full Details | Law(s): Living Wage

It is impossible to reach a mandated recycling level unless you take all the people in New York City, put them in prison, and force them to recycle.…I think the law is absurd.

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Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (R). From the New York Times, “Giuliani Attacks Recycling Goals as a Suit is Filed”.
07/03/1996 | Full Details | Law(s): General: Recycling

Finally, the government should disclose that getting your student loan will become about as enjoyable as going to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

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Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) published this anti-SAFRA op-ed in The Washington Post.

It could be read to require the Secretary to ban all occupations in which there remains some risk of injury, impaired health, or life expectancy…the present criteria could, if literally applied, close every business in this nation.

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Senator Peter Dominick (R-CO) frets about the recently passed OSH Act’s potential consequences.

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