Vote for Paid Sick Leave

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October 05, 2011
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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 understand it is called a minimum wage bill, but in fact it is a layoff bill….Kids will lose their jobs, minorities will lose their jobs, senior citizens will lose their jobs. In small towns, in center cities, marginal businesses will be devastated.

Representative Mark Souder (R-IN).
01/01/1996 | Full Details | Law(s): Minimum Wage

[I] vow[ed] to fight against socialized medicine….On healthcare, I agree with the President that we need to get costs under control…I can also say without hesitation, that the quality of healthcare in this county is second to none -- and sacrificing quality to achieve these necessary reforms is not acceptable. A single payer, government run healthcare system is the worst possible way to achieve this goal.

Rep. Glenn Thompson (R-PA)
02/26/2010 | Full Details | Law(s): Affordable Care Act

Vague statutory requirements and misguided management over the years have given OSHA one of the worst track records in the history of federal agencies. As a result of OSHA operations, the costs of doing business have increased substantially among affected industries. In addition, many employers, both business and farming, have complained of harassment, lack of adequate technical advice, and total disregard for local operations or the realities of doing business….For years, I have introduced and co-sponsored bills to eliminate small businesses from coverage of OSHA….I can think of few other issues which have so consistently irritated my constituents…I shall certainly continue my efforts to eliminate the costly and counterproductive practices of OSHA which lead to uncertainty, increased disillusionment with the federal government, and which show questionable benefits in terms of increased health and safety.

Senator John Tower (R-TX) writes to A.L. Simmons, Safety Director, Whittacker Corporation.

Death taxes are based entirely upon capital. This capital can be destroyed either by taking it from its owners and using it for maintenance of government, or what amounts to the same thing, by diminishing its value, or by checking the incentive for its production. That is actually happening.

Undersecretary of the Treasury Garrard B. Winston, Los Angeles Times.
10/14/1924 | Full Details | Law(s): Tax: Estate