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ALG's Daily Grind - Farewell, Hilda Solis: The Katrina of Labor Secretaries 

Jan. 21, 2013

Farewell, Hilda Solis:  The Katrina of Labor Secretaries

One can only hope that she does just as good of a job for whatever gigantic labor union hires her next, as she has done for the country over the past four years. 

The Psychology of Belief

Even the most skeptical of big government, tend to believe what the government puts out as data. If the government says it is going to snow, it is going to snow, no matter what our objective observation might tell us otherwise.

Journal Sentinel: Federal court of appeals upholds Walker's Act 10 union law

A federal appeals court has said that states are not required to withhold public sector union dues on behalf of unions, upholding Wisconsin's reform laws in full.


Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter Statement on Secretary Solis

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Shea-Porter released a statement today thanking Labor Secretary Hilda Solis for her work at the Department of Labor and for her long career of public service.

“I have been privileged to call Secretary Solis a friend both in Congress and at the Department of Labor,” said Congresswoman Shea-Porter, who served with Secretary Solis in the House of Representatives. “Secretary Solis’ public service has been remarkable and stands as an example for our country. I wish her well in her future endeavors, and I now look forward to working closely with the next Secretary of Labor on the critical issues facing New Hampshire and our workers.”


ALG's Daily Grind: Obama's Domestic Drone Wars?

June 4, 2012

Obama's Domestic Drone Wars?

You don't have to be Mel Gibson in Conspiracy Theory to appreciate that predator drones patrolling your backyard might be cause for concern.

Video: Unemployment Numbers Look Bad Again, How Long Will We Be Waiting For Hope And Change?

May unemployment numbers look worse than they looked before. We have been waiting for "Hope" and "Change" since 2009. It feels like we could have grown a long, gray beard in the process.

A high unemployment future?

With 40 straight months above 8 percent unemployment, this is the longest period of sustained high joblessness since the Great Depression.

Tapscott: Trouble brewing for Labor's Solis

"Because millions of shares can be traded in milliseconds, early access to unemployment data can be quite valuable to Wall Street and those who feed the traders, analysts and other aspiring masters of the universe."


CEI Daily - Unemployment and Hilda Solis



On RealClearMarkets, Vice President for Policy Wayne Crews and Fellow in Regulatory Studies Ryan Young explain how federal regulations are keeping unemployment high.


"When regulations make hiring employees more expensive, companies won't hire as many of them. It's a simple truth. But it is an inconvenient one for many who work in politics."




Hilda Solis


Over the weekend, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis used the pejorative term "tea baggers" to refer to the Tea Party movement.


Labor Policy Counsel Vincent Vernuccio comments.


"The Tea Party vs. unions and Democrats divide will become even more striking as the 2012 election heats up. However, insults such as the ones used by Secretary Solis have no place in civil political discourse."


CEI Daily - Human Achievement Hour, High-Speed Rail, and Hilda Solis


Human Achievement Hour


CEI will celebrate our annual "Human Achievement Hour" on Saturday, March 26, from 8:30 pm to 9:30---during the World Wildlife Fund's "Earth Hour."


Policy Analyst Michelle Minton explains the purpose of Human Achievement Hour.


"HAH is an annual event meant to recognize that this is the greatest time to be alive and that we have come so far only because people have been free to use their minds and the resources in their environment to experiment, create, and innovate. Participants in HAH recognize the necessity to protect the individuals from government coercion in order to continue innovating and improving our lives and the world around us."




High Speed Rail


Advocates of high-speed rail projects claim that the projects will create new American jobs.


Policy Analyst Marc Scribner responds.


"The United States would probably be better off using the “stimulus” ARRA funds to pay thousands of people to dig one hole and then fill another. At least then future generations would be spared from having to keep these trains to nowhere on government life support for perpetuity."



Hilda Solis


In a speech over the weekend, Labor Secretary Hilda Solis confessed that she's biased toward unions.


Policy Analyst Vincent Vernuccio reacts to Solis' admission.


"Solis, Obama, and the DNC union favoritism is not new, but the brazen talk of an open bias is shocking. The lack of impartiality shows that business and non-union workers cannot get equal or fair treatment by this administration."