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December 2, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review Sept. 4, 2013/ 29 Elul, 5773

Obama's Labor Day Lies

By Betsy McCaughey



http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | President Obama used his weekly Saturday radio address to mark the 131st anniversary of Labor Day. He swore his "highest priority" is to "reverse forces that have conspired — for decades — against American workers." Yakkity yak.

Don't believe that demagoguery. The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics show that workers — especially low-wage workers — are losing ground under Obama. After four and a half years of the Obama presidency, an unprecedented number of Americans have given up looking for work. Wages are stagnating. Low-wage earners are suffering most, and the U.S. is fast becoming a nation of part-time workers.

Payroll Tax Hike

Americans workers got clobbered on Day 1 of 2013, when the President engineered a "fiscal cliff" agreement with Congress that, among other things, boosted the Social Security payroll tax rate — the amount deducted from a worker's paycheck — from 4.2 percent to 6.2 percent. A worker earning $30,000 a year immediately felt the pinch, with $50 a week less in take home pay.

Workforce Participation

Worse, many Americans in their prime working years are no longer even looking for a job. Workforce participation — the percentage of Americans who have a job or are seeking one — plunged to a 34-year low of 63.3 percent this spring. In a May 13 report, the Federal Reserve of San Francisco called the trend "unprecedented."

As the July employment data show, the jobs the economy is adding are low-quality, low paying and almost all part-time.

Part-Time America

From Jan. 1 through July 31, 77 percent of the jobs created were part-time. Less than one out of four people hired got full-time work — the opposite of a normal economy. In April, news about employers shifting to part-time hiring grew to a drumbeat.

Numerous employers cited Obamacare for the change. The new health law requires employers with 50 or more full time employees to provide health benefits or pay a fine. Adding a $5,000 health benefit is affordable when you're hiring lawyers but not entry-level workers.

The mandate applies only to full-time workers, which, according to the Affordable Care Act, means 30 or more hours a week. So increasingly job seekers are being offered 29 hours or less. All across the country, municipal and county governments, community colleges and state governments are doing the same as the private sector — pushing workers below 30 hours to evade the health insurance mandate.

The president's arbitrary (and unconstitutional) delay of the employer mandate from Jan. 1, 2014 to 2015 appears to have done nothing to alleviate the trend. The reason is that the number of full-time employees an employer has now will determine whether an employer is subject to fines next year, when the mandate goes into effect.

Even a call center in Contra Costa, Calif., opened by the state in August to answer phone inquiries about Obamacare, opted for hiring largely part-timers for less than $29 an hour and no health benefits. Hypocrisy in spades.

Workers in low-wage, low-margin industries have been hit hardest, as employers struggle to avoid the cost of Obamacare. An Investors Business Daily analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics shows that the 30 million workers in industries where nonsupervisory employees make $14.50 an hour or less — such as bakeries, home care providers, home centers and general merchandise retailers — are cutting hours to historic lows.

Americans workers are being forced to cobble together a living with two or three part-time jobs — if they can get them.

Last week, we marked the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King's march, which was called the March on Washington for Freedom and Jobs. Sadly, the first black president has failed to improve job opportunities for African-Americans. Their unemployment rate currently is twice that of whites, up from 1.67 times the white unemployment rate in 2009.

As we see work opportunities plummet, it's time for the Washington politicians who voted for Obamacare and brought us to this point to lose their jobs when voters go to the polls in 2014.

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Betsy McCaughey is a former lieutenant governor of New York, founder of the Committee to Reduce Infection Deaths and the author of "Beating Obamacare." .

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Previously:

08/28/13: Speaker John Boehner's Mission: Defend the Constitution

08/14/13: The Rule Of Law Versus King Obama

08/07/13: Congress Exempts Itself From the Law

07/31/13: Defunding: the Framers' Remedy for Presidential Lawlessness

07/10/13: REVEALED: Corrupt Ploy to Boost Health Exchanges

07/03/13: Who Are Your Heroes?

06/27/13: Will you be shocked by what's really in immigration reform bill?

© 2013 Creators Syndicate

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