Last week, labor unions and their allies staged protests at quick service restaurant franchises, attempting to pressure companies to increase wages. Debates and public displays such as these can provoke strong emotional reactions, but these efforts do not change the fundamental facts surrounding how franchising works or the predictable unintended consequences of a higher minimum wage - less job opportunities for lower-skilled workers and slower economic growth.
Why should any state trust a regime that murders its own people by the tens of thousands, supports terrorists in the region and worldwide, hires assassins to murder foreign diplomats in Washington, DC, develops a clandestine nuclear weapons program through three decades of deception and denials and keeps the murderous Assad regime in power?
Until OSHA finds a way to ensure that businesses follow the current rules for protecting workers, a more stringent limit on silica exposure likely will not help improve worker safety.
Our farms don’t just produce food and fiber, but they also power our economy. Farms and ranches produced more than $390 billion in goods last year. Agriculture and related industries employ more than 21 million American workers.
You might have to, if the Environmental Protection Agency gets its way in the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Would you invest untold hours and thousands if not millions of dollars in developing new property where the rules change every few years? Where savvy lobbying and PR campaigns stampede political leaders into reducing the value of your property in a matter of months?
Obamacare was not the only disastrous comprehensive reform bill passed when President Obama had control of both houses of Congress. Another was the Dodd-Frank Financial Reform Act.
NDAA is not typically a bill that much concerns members of our profession, but this year's debate directly implicates our country's ability to provide proper medical care to the detainees at Guantanamo Bay. All physicians have a stake in that issue, and as doctors we feel compelled to weigh in.
Most members, including Republicans, in the House want to pass some kind of immigration reform.
Call it a perfect storm of unintended consequences. Health plans are being cancelled. Exchanges are not dispensing subsidies. Consumers are reeling from sticker shock. Yet at least some of this upheaval is avoidable. Here are five things Congress and the President should do to provide stability and health security for people losing their coverage.