Labor secretary Hilda Solis should be fired — but then who would hire her?
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Criticizing Texas from a different angle, a Bloomberg View editorial in July said, “Texas created almost 250,000 jobs in the past two years, nearly as many as the other 49 states combined,” but that “it would be a mistake to think the state might serve as a national model.”
The problem was wages at the bottom: “In high-skill professions, such as management and petroleum engineering, Texas salaries often exceed national norms,” but “hourly workers have earned 4 percent to 7 percent less than their counterparts nationwide.”
The Bloomberg editorial left out that the cost of living in Texas is 12 percent lower than the U.S average, so that a Texas dishwasher, on average, can buy more pizzas and movie tickets with a day’s work than his dishwashing counterparts in the rest of America.
Bottom line, there’s no shortage of amateurish thought when it comes to understanding basic economics and how jobs are created and destroyed in the private sector of the U.S. economy.
President Obama started this term in office with no experience in the private sector, no experience in job creation, and seemingly no understanding of how something like Obamacare throws a wet blanket on private sector investment, economic growth, small business expansion, entrepreneurial start-ups, and overall job creation.
With that hole in his knowledge, especially on the top issue of the day, it would have been wise to pick a Labor Secretary who didn’t mirror his own inadequacies.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?