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Financial / Mayor Tries To Kill The Messenger
« Last post by Solar on Today at 06:44:35 AM »
Just like a lib troll. If they don't like evidence to the contrary? They attack the messengers credibility.

Seattle mayor tries to destroy credibility of UW researchers for unfavorable minimum-wage study

What happens when you pay university researchers to study the results of your untested policy (a massive minimum-wage hike) and they deliver results you weren’t expecting?

You try to destroy their credibility, of course.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, who by Seattle standards is considered a “conservative,” asked University of California-Berkeley researchers to denounce and rebut the study the city commissioned from University of Washington researchers before it was even made public.

Berkeley researchers had earlier released another study of Seattle’s minimum wage, which jumped to $11 an hour in 2015 and $13 in 2016, that found “employment in food service … was not affected” by the wage hikes (they studied “food services” as a proxy for minimum-wage jobs at large).

The UW study, by contrast, used cross-industry data on “work hours” that were not available to the Berkeley researchers, a much deeper set of information that is only available in Washington and three other states:

Using a variety of methods to analyze employment in all sectors paying below a specified real hourly rate, we conclude that the second wage increase to $13 reduced hours worked in low-wage jobs by around 9 percent, while hourly wages in such jobs increased by around 3 percent. Consequently, total payroll fell for such jobs, implying that the minimum wage ordinance lowered low-wage employees’ earnings by an average of $125 per month in 2016. Evidence attributes more modest effects to the first wage increase. We estimate an effect of zero when analyzing employment in the restaurant industry at all wage levels, comparable to many prior studies.

MORE: Student workers lose out under Oregon’s massive wage hike

Get that? “Low-wage employees” – defined as under $19 an hour to include the “spillover effect” of raising pay for employees slightly above the minimum wage – lost about $125 a month. The Seattle Times reports:

“If you’re a low-skilled worker with one of those jobs, $125 a month is a sizable amount of money,” said Mark Long, a UW public-policy professor and one of the authors of the report. “It can be the difference between being able to pay your rent and not being able to pay your rent.”

The report also estimated that there are about 5,000 fewer low-wage jobs in the city than there would have been without the law.

This was not tolerable for Murray, who asked the lead author on the Berkeley study, economist Michael Reich, for his comments on the UW study. Reich said he received an “advance copy” of the UW study June 21, five days before it would be publicly released.

The embargo date on Reich’s return letter to Murray is 5 a.m. June 26 – the same morning the UW study was publicly released. It suggests Murray wanted to bury the city’s own paid research with outside criticism from the moment the public saw it.
Miscellaneous / Re: When did they start showning
« Last post by quiller on Today at 06:37:35 AM »
the Queer Flag next to the you tube symbol?   :thumbdown:

Considering how difficult it is to find some conservative-themed topics (Pro Life topping that list, followed closely by anyone pointing out that AIDS continues to kill, so have at it, don't worry, be happy --- and die like the perverts you are.
Well, shucks, since you're investigating everyone in sight, maybe I ought to get current on my paperwork....

  Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort on Tuesday formally acknowledged his lobbying work for a group tied to Ukraine’s Party of Regions.
The filing was submitted to the Justice Department on Tuesday evening, according to The Washington Post, which cited an 87-page document that reportedly listed individual meetings with policymakers intended to influence U.S. policy toward Ukraine and payments from the client, among other details.
The forms retroactively filed Tuesday showed that Manafort's firm received $17.1 million from the political party, according to the Post.
The report covers work done between 2012 and 2014, when Manafort and his associate Rick Gates led an effort to improve the image of pro-Russian Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, who was eventually expelled from office by protests in the country.
It was Manafort’s work during this time — involving Russia and the Party of Regions — that became an underlying reason for his ouster from the Trump campaign in the summer of 2016.
Manafort is one of several Trump campaign associates reportedly under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller for possible ties to Russia during the 2016 election.

"Retroactively" is interesting, here. Is he concerned only NOW that he might have been doing something wrong, and deserved to be fired that last time?
You know how libs always say they NEVER fake voter registrations?

HARRISONBURG, Va. — A man paid to register Virginia voters prior to the 2016 Presidential Election will spend at least 100 days in prison for submitting the names of deceased individuals to the Registrar’s Office.

James Madison University student Andrew J. Spieles, 21, of Harrisonburg, pled guilty Monday in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia. As part of the plea agreement, Spieles agreed to a prison sentence of 100 to 120 days.

Spieles worked for Harrisonburg Votes when he committed the crime, according to acting United States Attorney Rick A. Mountcastle.

Harrisonburg Votes is a political organization affiliated with the Democratic Party.

“In July 2016 Spieles’ job was to register as many voters as possible and reported to Democratic Campaign headquarters in Harrisonburg,” a U.S. Attorney’s Office spokesperson said. “In August 2016, Spieles was directed to combine his registration numbers with those of another individual because their respective territories overlapped. After filling out a registration form for a voter, Spieles entered the information into a computer system used by the Virginia Democratic Party to track information such as name, age, address and political affiliation. Every Thursday an employee/volunteer hand-delivered the paper copies of the registration forms to the Registrar’s Office in Harrisonburg.”

He wouldn't be heading for jail if he were higher up the Demotrash pecking order.

Brian Williams, more trusted than CNN.
Dem's new 2018 platform, we are trusted more than CNN!   :lol:

One of the New York tabloids had a cover saying, THE MOST BUSTED NAME IN NEWS!  :thumbsup:
Videos / Re: 10 Common Mistakes That Native English Speakers Make
« Last post by milos on June 27, 2017, 11:24:10 PM »
Lol, I found another non-native English speaker who is also being annoyed by the same thing, we must raise awareness about this issue. :smile:

Ok, spoken dialects can differ, but the written language, come on.
Makes a great billboard for a used car lot, "Uncle Joe's quality used cars - we're more trusted than CNN!"  (probably is too!)

Dem's new 2018 platform, we are trusted more than CNN!   :lol: 
Miscellaneous / When did they start showning
« Last post by walkstall on June 27, 2017, 07:40:28 PM »
the Queer Flag next to the you tube symbol?   :thumbdown:
As we all know CNN is getting hammered all over the place with there hashtag #MoreTrustedThanCNN

Well I'm sure we here at CPF can have some with it also........ :thumbsup:

You can keep your doctor #MoreTrustedThanCNN

Makes a great billboard for a used car lot, "Uncle Joe's quality used cars - we're more trusted than CNN!"  (probably is too!)
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