FreedomFest 2021 came to a conclusion and one of the biggest responses was from the first night: South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem. Noem welcomed the audience to the “only state in the union” to NOT have shutdowns, shelter in place orders, mask mandates, businesses deemed essential or nonessential, because “IContinue Reading

Florida Department of Economic Opportunity is warning by the month’s end, there will be more restrictions for people to qualify for unemployment benefits. After May 29, individuals will have to prove they’re actively applying for jobs by completing three to five weekly job searches, based on population of their county’sContinue Reading

According to a new study from the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank, despite claims to the contrary, minimum wage increases do little to lower poverty rates and can actually hurt low-income workers. “As an anti-poverty tool, minimum wage hikes are largely ineffective and can actually hurtContinue Reading

Senate Democrats filibusters the COVID $300 billion virus relief bill designed to extend unemployment benefits for out-of-work Americans, funding for schools and liability protections for businesses and health care facilities. The bill was defeated in a 52-47 vote, not meeting the 60 needed to break the Democratic filibuster, with oneContinue Reading

Socialist Alternative member, and Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant spoke about the $200 million tax on the top corporations, nicknamed the “Amazon tax” as a major victory for the movement to a “socialist world.” The vote on the JumpStart Seattle plan, proposed last month by Councilmember Teresa Mosqueda, was a veto-proof 7-2.Continue Reading

The Florida Department of Economic Opportunity released the Sunshine State’s unemployment, a tragic stat which hit a record high in April, at 12.9 percent. The state’s unemployment rate tripled from 4.3 percent in March to 12.9 percent in April. Gov. Ron DeSantis hopes the state re-opening can bring some ofContinue Reading

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On Friday, Governor Ron DeSantis announced Florida’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.2 percent, as labor force participation increases. Florida’s economy continues to create new private-sector jobs, adding 215,000 private-sector jobs over the year. The professional and business services and financial sectors continue to grow and supply the need for aContinue Reading

Department of Veterans Affairs employee Sheila Mott will have her two-grade demotion reviewed by the Merit Systems Protection Board (MSPB) after her case was remanded back to the Board by the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit January 26, 2018. Sheila was initially removed from her positionContinue Reading