Fiscal Cliff


Minimum Wage and Why It Costs More To Be Poor
22 Apr 2015

Minimum Wage and Why It Costs More To Be Poor

Raising the federal minimum wage remains a polarizing issue, even though 75% of American support doing so. Contrary to the myth that these jobs are held by teenagers, The Department of Labor states “88 percent of those who would benefit from a federal minimum wage increase are age 20 or older, and 55 percent are women.” Productivity has also vastly increased, yet wages remain flat....

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Why Were Women Shut Out of the Shutdown Negotiations?
14 Oct 2013

Why Were Women Shut Out of the Shutdown Negotiations?

While there is no guarantee that women in Congress would bring the government shutdown to an end, historically women have a better record of cutting across party lines to forge compromise.  As this picture illustrates, far from having a 19% representation of women at the table — their current average number in the House and Senate — there are 0% at the table.  Hmmm.  Makes a girl think… Per the...

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22 Jan 2013

Big Media and the Herd Mentality of Party Politics Create More Crises Than They Solve

Salon’s David Sirota today offered an article instructing Progressives to “check their optimism” when it comes to President Obama’s inauguration speech and what it might bode for his second term.  He stated that although Obama strung “together the most tried, true and poll-tested applause lines,” Sirota pointed out that no sentence “was as appropriate yet also dissonant as President Obama’s assertion that America should not...

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22 Jan 2013

How the Game is Played: Finlay & Smart Debate the President's Address and the Effects of a Biased Media Going Forward

Join us tonight as we analyze the President’s inaugural address, what it bodes for his second; also the political theatre offered up by the mainstream media and how it affects all of us —  promises to be a fiery evening!   Feel free to call in and express your reviews at (877) 653-8381. **************************************** Anita Finlay is the author of Dirty Words on Clean Skin:...

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08 Jan 2013

Conservatism Today, the Fiscal Cliff and the Pressure to Nominate a Woman in 2016…is Hillary In?

On Tuesday, Jan. 8th, John Smart and I will be hosting Kevin Scholla, accomplished TV panelist, sportscaster and creator of SarahNET Radio to get an opposing viewpoint on the state of Conservatism today, the truth behind the fiscal cliff negotiations and what all the government shenanigans mean for us out here on the ground. We’ll also be discussing the divide between Sarah Palin and the...

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12 Dec 2012

What We Need to Know about the Fiscal Cliff…

The current fiscal cliff negotiations between President Obama and Congress sound terrifying to say the least — what is the Fiscal Cliff?  Have we already gone over it?  And is that kind of like going over Niagara Falls in a barrel?  In an effort to see past the scare tactics and chart a sensible course, John Smart and I were pleased to interview Larry Doyle...

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