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January 20, 2010

Scott Brown won last night and now both the joyful celebration and tearful recriminations start. This seems to fit into both categories –

and Jon Stewart has a few things to say on this also –

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Another Black Conservative
looks at Barney Franks reaction to the Scott Brown win.

Ed Morrisey on the Brown victory
– “We didn’t cross a finish line last night — we crossed the starting line.” True, and we have to be very careful how this is played. Republicans should look at this as what it is, a repudiation of unpopular policies and work from that position by offering sensible workable alternatives. Obama isn’t going to pull a Clinton and turn towards the center so we are going to have to pull him there.

Dems running from Obamacare? Let’s hope so.

Minimum wage increase killing part-time job creation?

After initially increasing by almost three million during this recession, part-time employment fell sharply during the last five months of 2009. The federal minimum-wage hike on July 24 was probably to blame.

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From December 2007 until July 2009, for every five full-time jobs lost, part-time employment increased by one job. The blue series shown in the chart aims to predict the creation of part-time jobs from the data on full-time jobs alone, by assuming that each five full-time job losses created one part-time job. The series shows how this approach closely fits not only the overall increase, but also several of the changes in trend over that period.

Since July 2009, full-time employment has continued to fall, but we no longer see the partly offsetting part-time employment increase. The July 24 minimum-wage increase most likely changed that pattern.

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Some of those employers raised their pay to conform to the new minimum, but others were expected to eliminate some of their part-time positions. That’s probably why the data show that, starting with August 2009, part-time employment began to reverse its trend.

The Message Democrats Should Hear From Massachusetts: Govern Effectively. Passing Health-Care Reform Won’t Hurt Them, But Losing Their Courage Will. – Really this is the message you take from an election where the polling indicates that the number one cause for independents voting for Republicans was concern about health care reform. An election where a quarter of Democrats switched and voted GOP. The third election in which supposedly safe Democrat seats were lost. Girl, you need to consult a mental health professional because you are delusional.

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. Kiloseven permalink
    January 21, 2010 12:36 am

    Apropos of absolutely nothing:

    http://thereifixedit.com/

    Don’t be drinkin’ nuttin’ when you looks at it, y’hear!

    • jenn1964 permalink*
      January 21, 2010 6:42 am

      Looked at the first few. Love the paper light switch over the hole.

  2. Portlandic permalink
    January 21, 2010 2:54 am

    http://freedominourtime.blogspot.com/ notes the passing of Robert B. Parker, author of the SPENCER detective series.

    • jenn1964 permalink*
      January 21, 2010 6:43 am

      I have to admit I have never read a Spencer novel. I think the TV show turned me off on them way back when.

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