Daily Clips: March 14, 2017
69 percent of Americans say they have less than $1,000 in savings: How is this possible? And how have our people been so badly duped into supporting politicians that lead them to this reality?
That would mean about 5,000 fewer births annually, and the number could go higher if the minimum wage increase climbed over $1, according to Lindsey Rose Bullinger, the study author and an associate instructor and doctoral student at the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs.
Day by day, Republicans are lowering their standards of sanity to defend an administration seized by conspiracy thinking. If they do not stand up to this trend, they will be defining lunacy down.
In Washington state, business groups, including the National Federation of Independent Business, filed suit claiming that the recently passed minimum wage initiative—which, like Arizona, raises its minimum to $12 an hour by 2020 and institutes mandatory paid sick leave—violated the state’s constitution because it addresses more than one issue, and because the measure’s title on the ballot failed to accurately describe its contents.
Tweet of the day:
Dropping health insurance because you can't afford it is apparently "freedom." pic.twitter.com/an1vlFDcPS
— Paul Constant (@paulconstant) March 13, 2017