06.07.2013

Paul Ryan’s vote to uphold Davis-Bacon prevailing wages

By Robert Romano Such much for cutting federal spending. House Chairman of the Budget Committee Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) joined with 35 House Republicans along with every Democrat who voted in defeating an amendment to an appropriations bill that would have repealed the 82-year old Davis-Bacon prevailing wages mandate for federal contractors. The result? Less bang for the […]

04.02.2013

Senate immigration deal’s Davis-Bacon poison pill?

By Rick Manning — Various media outlets breathlessly announced that there has been an immigration reform deal between the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the AFL-CIO which establishes something called “prevailing wage” into the parts of the private sector of the economy that rely on immigrant labor. […]

09.23.2011

Free Markets and Choice Key to Preventing Depression

By Bill Wilson — In the face of a deteriorating economy, the liberal-left has been scurrying to assign blame for the impending disaster while offering “solutions” that would further entrench their stranglehold over America.  It has become a mantra, repeated over and over from all quarters of […]

09.09.2011

Obama’s story of America

By Bill Wilson — For Barack Obama, economic prosperity for 14 million Americans seeking a job is just a matter of borrowing a few more dollars, and printing yet more money. And of course, paying your fair share — by Obama’s rules. It is Obama’s “story of […]

08.03.2011

Jim Crow Lives On

By David Nace – Most people outside of the construction industry are surprised to learn that the wages and benefits paid to workers on government construction projects are set by the government and construction unions, not by the marketplace.  As taxpayers, they are generally outraged […]

07.11.2011

The Unspoken Issue in the Debt Limit Debate

By Bill Wilson – Often times, someone outside the family is better able to define a problem or the real issues in a conflict than those in the middle of the dispute.  So it is that Jeremy Warner of London’s Daily Telegraph put his finger squarely on the […]

04.30.2010

Misery or Prosperity?

On: 05/13/2010 22:31:56 In: Economy By David Nace In 2010, the citizens of the United States can choose one of two paths, one path leads toward misery, the other towards prosperity. This is not the first time that Americans have faced this choice. They faced this […]

10.01.2008

Federal School Construction Project to Increase Costs of Building Schools

On: 10/07/2008 16:17:58 In: Big Labor Big Government is proving once again that whenever it intervenes in matters better left to States, localities, or the free market, under the guise of helping out the “little guy” or doing it “for the children,” it invariably raises the costs […]

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