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Minimum-wage laws are another issue where the words seem to carry great weight, leading to the fact-free assumption that such laws will cause wages to rise to the legally specified minimum. Various studies going back for decades indicate that minimum-wage laws create unemployment, especially among younger, less experienced, and less skilled workers.” – Thomas Sowell/National Review

“It appears from the complaint that Mr. Mann is demanding a jury trial. He might get it yet – after 18 months of procedural absurdity the judge refused to dismiss the case. For 1st Amendment legal observers, this is the cue to get the popcorn because there is a smack down coming.” – Ace Of Spades

“Nearly two-thirds of Americans believe that the federal government is too big and powerful and are dissatisfied with how the government is working.” – Breitbart

The 19-year-old performer reeked of booze, had bloodshot eyes, and appeared in a stupor, a Miami Beach Police Department officer reported.” – The Smoking Gun

“The U.S. is likely to exhaust its borrowing authority on the earlier side of what Treasury Secretary Jack Lew had estimated, he said in a letter to Congressional leaders on Wednesday.” – Business Insider

“Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.), the Senate Democrats’ political guru, has a plan to poison the Tea Party by driving a wedge between its rich funders and its blue-collar rank and file.” – The Hill

“If you thought you could simply enjoy your Subway sandwich without partisan politics, you thought wrong. Michelle Obama’s face is about to invade every one of their restaurants.” – IJ Review

“A federal appeals court ruled Wednesday that the Interior Department botched an environmental analysis underpinning the 2008 sale of oil-drilling leases in Arctic waters off Alaska’s coast.” – National Journal

Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini told CNBC on Wednesday that Obamacare has failed to attract the uninsured, and he offered a scenario in which the insurance company could be forced to pull out of program.” – CNBC

“The U.S. Justice Department accused United States Investigations Services (USIS), the largest private provider of security checks for the government, of bilking millions of dollars through improper background verifications.” – Reuters

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