Editor’s comment: The Obama administration continues its march to nationalize every aspect of America society and business. Health care, water management, neighborhoods, energy, and more. Add Imposed unionization to the effort. The Obama administration is seeking to force all businesses to have unionized employees – whether the employers or employees want them or not! Here is the latest effort by the NLRB to tell small businesses that their national corporations must take over and collectively bargain with their local employees.
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Government Ruling Destroys the Franchise Business Model. .The Consequences of the Labor Relations Board Ruling-Devastating to Franchise Businesses!! “The NLRB just issued a ruling likely to destroy the franchise business model. To understand how far-reaching this could be, it should be noted that almost 9 million Americans work at over 780,000 franchised businesses. From Jiffy Lube to Terminex to Wendy’s, franchises enable many Americans to run their own small businesses without having to design and market everything from scratch. Franchising is a particularly important opportunity for minority entrepreneurs. Franchises are almost 50 percent more likely to be minority-owned than non-franchised businesses. If this ruling stands, minority Americans won’t get that chance.”
Don’t blame schools’ problems on ‘resegregation’ “Flowers, the only black member of the school board, reminded those in attendance that help from home would go a long way. “I know we don’t have classes in how to curse, fight, steal or bully,” said Flowers. “We need some support; we need some help. If you can’t make a PTA meeting that’s fine, but if we call you because we’re having some problems, helps us to help redirect and guide that child so we can get them back on track…”All parties need to stop pointing fingers and placing blame; it’s time to pull together. Parents with any amount of spare time should offer to come to a classroom, help out after school or just help keep discipline. Teachers who are overwhelmed should ask for assistance, and the district should provide it. Again, change won’t happen overnight, but it’s a start. It’s also the only way we’ll ever make sure that no child is left behind at a time when education is the only way out of poverty.”
Glacial fiction “The WH ended its climate change campaign in AK this week blaming anthropogenic global warming on glacial retreat in order to gain support for the EPA’s expensive, and unconstitutional Clean Power Plan. But on what evidence does Obama blame human-induced CO2, rather than natural variations in climate, for causing the retreat of the glaciated areas around Glacier Bay? Paleoclimatologists, who study climate change throughout the entirety of earth’s history, have shown that over the span of millions of years the earth’s glaciers have been involved in a pattern of progression and recession totally apart from any human development.”
Shock Poll: 59% Back Trump On Deportation of Illegals “The latest IBD/TIPP Poll asked 913 adults coast to coast if they “support or oppose mandatory deportation of illegal immigrants in the U.S.” Not surprisingly, 87% of Trump supporters back the proposal. What’s surprising is that 59% of the overall public does as well. Mandatory deportation gets majority support in all age groups except 18-24, every income group, among both women and men, at every level of educational achievement, and in rural, urban and suburban regions. More interesting still is the fact that 64% of independents and 55% of moderates support deportation. Even among Hispanics, the poll found 40% backed mandatory deportation — although the sample size is too small to make much of that number.”
EXCLUSIVE: Hillary Shared An Email Network With The Clinton Foundation – Breitbart Clinton’s private email server was housed at the same physical location and on the same network as an email server used and operated by the Clinton Foundation…Web archives show that the President clinton.com Web address was being operated by the Clinton Foundation as of 2009.Numerous Clinton Foundation employees used the presidentclinton.com server for their own email addresses, which means that they were using email accounts that, if hacked, would have given any hacker complete access to Hillary’s State Dept emails, as well. The bombshell revelation raises new concerns about the possible illegality of Hillary Clinton’s private email use. The former Secretary of State is under federal investigation for potentially violating the Espionage Act by allowing people without a security clearance to access classified information.”
Grover Norquist’s Americans for Tax Reform Focuses on Florida Good News!! “ATR highlighted an IRS report showing FL had 74,000 new residents bringing in more than $8.3 billion in adjusted gross income (AGI) in 2013. More than 9,800 New Yorkers headed to FL in 2013 while more than 6,000 moved from NJ and more than 4,400 from PA. “Between 1985 and 2013, nearly 1.8 million new residents brought with them more than $116.36 billion in annual AGI,” “Taxes likely have played a large role in this mass migration to the Sunshine State. FL is one of 9 states that do not tax earned income, and one of only 7 that do not tax any form of personal income. On top of that, Gov. Scott has worked with the Rep. Legislature to provide an additional $2.6 billion in tax relief since taking office in 2011.Scott has worked to poach businesses like GE and Hertz from other high-tax states like CT and NJ.”
Costs of Nutrition Standards Threaten School Meal Programs “A survey of meal program operators nationwide reveals that meeting these mandates has harmed the financial health of nearly 70% of school meal programs surveyed… 58% of respondents reported that student lunch participation declined under the new standards. Nearly 93% of those respondents cite “decreased student acceptance of meals”’.. Nationwide, USDA data shows that more than a million fewer students choose school lunch each day under the new rules…nearly 74% of districts with a la carte service report that this revenue has decreased since the 2014 Smart Snacks in School rules took effect.. This loss in revenue can cripple school meal programs, already struggling to manage higher food and labor costs due to the new rules.”
Democrat pollster: This 1 issue could kill the party Obama may have “enough votes to save the Iran nuclear deal, but Dem pollster Pat Caddell says the party is at risk of an electoral disaster by propping up a deal the public hates..“If the question is that they have voted for something that the American people think is dire and ends up having dire consequences because the majority will of the Congress and the vast majority will of the country’s been ignored, I fear the Democrats will live with this issue of ‘they lost the Middle East.’ And that will be painful election after election,” Caddell said..The Secure America Now poll.. shows 65 percent of Americans oppose the deal.. Other polls show lower numbers, but every virtually survey finds the public wanting to reject the deal. Caddell said huge swaths of Democrats want the deal to die as well.
Pentagon Not Targeting Islamic State Training Camps Whose side is Obama on-ISIS or America??? “Additionally, the ISIS camps have been so successful that Islamic State leaders are considering expanding the camps to Libya and Yemen. Both states have become largely ungoverned areas in recent years.The failure to target the training camps with U.S. and allied airstrikes is raising questions among some defense and intelligence officials about the commitment of Obama and his senior aides to the current anti-IS strategy of degrading and ultimately destroying the terror group.“If we know the location of these camps, and the president wants to destroy ISIS, why are the camps still functioning?” one official critical of the policy asked.”
Restoring American Exceptionalism Must Read! “Born of the revolutionary ideal that we are “endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights,” we were an example to the world of freedom’s possibilities. During WW II, we became freedom’s defender, at the end of the Cold War, the world’s sole superpower…It is ours because of our ideals and our power, and the power of our ideals… It isn’t just our involvement in world events that has been essential for the triumph of freedom. It is our leadership..security and freedom for millions of people around the globe have depended on America’s military, economic, political might…until the admin. of Obama, we delivered… Obama has departed from this bipartisan tradition of ensuring America’s pre-eminence and strength.He has abandoned Iraq, leaving a vacuum tragically and ominously filled by our enemies.
Obama Trying To Sneak Gitmo’s Worst Terrorists Into U.S. Must Read “The Pentagon plans to transfer Gitmo prisoners, who are so dangerous even Mideast states won’t take them, to prisons inside the U.S. …But once the terrorists are on American soil, the administration would likely let these enemy combatants be tried in U.S. courts, where their defense teams would challenge their continued detention. They’d also move to dismiss evidence obtained through “torture.”The Pentagon insists that it wouldn’t bring a single terrorist to America without first beefing up security at prisons..it says that it’ll re-engineer jail cells and build housing for troops needed to guard the detainees.This talk contradicts the WH’s main argument these days for emptying Gitmo — that it costs millions annually to incarcerate just one terrorist and that closing the prison would save taxpayers a lot of money.”
Yes, Those Shocking ObamaCare Rate Hikes Are For Real Shocking Rate Hikes for Obamacare!!! In Alaska, the state regulator approved a 39.6% rate increase for Moda Health, and Premera BC/BS of AK got a 38.7% hike.BC/BS of TN asked for and got a 36.3% boost in premiums. Oregon’s ins. commissioner approved a 25.6% increase for Moda. In KS, ObamaCare enrollees will face increases of up to 25.4%…Pre Obamacare rate hikes of this magnitude..would have been cited as proof positive of the need for ObamaCare-type changes. But these eye-popping jumps are showing up across the country, and ObamaCare itself is to blame.Fact is, insurers had real claims data to back up their rate hikes…For those eligible for tax subsidies, these premium hikes won’t matter much. But for the many who aren’t, it means ObamaCare is putting affordable insurance even further out of reach.”
Conservative Review – Our Military is not a Social Experiment “One of the biggest casualties of this presidency – one that requires more immediate attention – is the deterioration of our military and the plummeting morale of our service members…Last year, the Military Times published a riveting report, “A Force Adrift,” in which they surveyed several thousand soldiers, revealing a precipitous drop in morale just from 2009. Here are some key findings:When Obama came into office in 2009, over 90% of those surveyed rated their overall quality of life as good or excellent. In 2014, that number plunged to 56%.In 2009, 53% agreed that the “senior military leadership” had the best interests of the soldiers at heart. In 2014, just 27% had that confidence in their leadership. The number of enlisted soldiers who rated their officers as excellent or good dropped from 78% to 49%.”
Doug Ross @ Journal: IF YOU LIKE YOUR 401(k), YOU CAN KEEP YOUR 401(k): Obama Labor Dept. Sets Stage for Nationalizing Retirement Accounts “The 7th Circuit slammed the door shut on Labor and the Supreme Court thereafter declined to hear the appeal, which meant that the Obama administration had lost in the highest court in the land.. Perez and the Labor Dept. confirmed they are moving forward with new regulations that would repudiate the court’s opinion….Like Obamacare, the idea is to drive small- and mid-size service providers out of the retirement business by ensuring that the costs of complying with regulations are unaffordable. The Obama admin has its sights set on an incredible amount of your money. By some estimates, Americans are holding over $10 trillion in retirement accounts. For a country with debt that is clearly “unsustainable”…flashing that kind of figure to a Dem. politician is akin to showing a kilo of heroin to a desperate junkie..”
Independent Study: Florida Standards Assessment is Valid According to Alpine and edCount’s final report, the key components of the FSA all follow “best practice” standards. These included test items, field testing and psychometric validity questions, among other aspects of the test which made the grade compared to other standardized tests in the industry. The companies spent time across FL talking to teachers and department officials about the FSA, questioning them about the testing process and especially about the technical errors, which left many students unable to complete the test or login at all.Now that the validity study has been completed, the department can move forward with teacher evaluations and school grades, both of which had been held up until the companies reached their final verdict.