Ky should follow in (the new & improved) Michigan’s footsteps by supporting a right-to-work policy

It’s monumental that Michigan — home to the powerful United Automobile Workers, which has helped fund the nationwide multi-billion dollar Big Labor political machine through dues payments forcibly stripped from paychecks of Michigan workers — became the nation’s 24th right-to-work state in late 2012. The state’s right-to-work policy simply states that in Michigan, no worker can…

Union admits teaching a problem but wants teachers to keep jobs, anyway!

This from WDRB: “LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) — The President of the Jefferson County Teachers Association admits ineffective teaching troubled Myers Middles School, but says those teachers should keep their jobs.” This would not happen if Myers were a charter school. In charter schools principals have the authority to get rid of poor performing teachers –…

Bluegrass Beacon: Right-to-work law needed in Kentucky’s economic toolbox

Respected economists Arthur Laffer and Stephen Moore claim the most important tools in a state’s economic toolbox are a right-to-work law and lower taxes. The economists’ analysis of states with humming economies versus those with sputtering ones – along with the experience of Kentucky’s economic development experts – confirms their assertion. While I recently showed…

Associated Press: Minimum Wage Report Puts Democrats on Defensive

The harsh laws of economics honor no man, especially politicians. The Associated Press is reporting that a new report out from the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimates that a federal proposal to increase the minimum wage to $10.10 per hour would result in the loss of roughly 500,000 jobs across the nation by 2016.…