Brett McMahon

Posted March 15, 2013

Has there ever been a statement more clearly demonstrating the liberal and union sense of entitlement than “Governor Walker’s Coup D’Etat,” the headline of former Secretary of Labor Robert Reich's latest whine at Talking Points Memo?

Posted January 08, 2013

For any number of reasons, not the least of which is the inability for news outlets to focus on more than one simultaneous crisis, as public attention turned to the Fiscal Cliff telenovela, many are missing another serious economic threat: the small business spending cliff.

Posted July 17, 2012

It wasn’t so long ago that a stranger asking for information from your Social Security card so the government could pay your household bills would set off internal alarm bells about this would-be do-gooder. But after years of bailouts, it’s no surprise thousands have fallen victim to a horrible hoax as they believe the Obama administration is set to pick up their utility tabs.

Posted May 17, 2012

Many descriptors could be used when describing President Obama’s time in office. The Era of Big Government and Big Labor, certainly. The Over-Spending Years or Over-Regulating Years are strong contenders, as well. But how about this one: The Era of Uncertainty.

Posted March 28, 2012

With Santorum’s win this last weekend in Louisiana, he continues a trend of faring better than Romney in Right-to-Work (RTW) states. Many of these RTW states are located in the south and have historically been states that haven’t been impacted by labor unions such as those in the northeast and midwest.

Posted March 18, 2012

According to Mayan calendars and some scholars, 2012 is supposed to be the end of an age and resulting in cataclysmic and transformative events. While the winds and storms are raging and the earth is moving and shaking both literally and figuratively, most everyone will agree the end of the world is not likely, though 2012 is shaping up to potentially bring to end the area of Big Labor as we know it.

Posted March 08, 2012

President Obama and the rest of his Administration remain vigilant in their attempt to convince Americans that “green energy” and “green jobs” are real. The only reality seen in this Administration’s “green jobs” push is the consequence of Big Government intervening into the private markets.

Posted January 22, 2012

“We can’t wait” has been the phrase uttered by President Obama throughout the fall while he was campaigning for 2012 touting his American Jobs Plan. Then, his first order of business in 2012 was bypassing the Senate to appoint Richard Cordray as director of the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau, and three union stooges to his rogue Nation Labor Relations Board—because, of course, "we can't wait".

Posted January 21, 2012

“Government is killing small business,” said Bob Bertsch, who closed his longtime construction business in Washington State and auctioned off his assets. The problems: taxes and overburdensome regulations. I know what he’s talking about—and so do too many Americans.

Posted December 24, 2011

‘Tis the season for every media outlet, blog, or writer to put out a “Top List” of the year. Instead of the usual top hits or highlights of the year, it’s worth remembering why this was one of the roughest years for small business owners at the hands of our own government. Herein our own list of the Grinches that tried to replace holiday cheer with a goody bag of ill-considered, overly onerous rules and regulations and other assorted job killers this year.

Posted December 16, 2011

Quick question: What is the most obvious thing keeping us from an economic recovery led by job creation? If you answered the increasingly burdensome mountain regulatory red tape from the government, you’d be in the heavy majority of the country who thinks that way as well.

Posted November 29, 2011

Many of us spent this weekend with families and focused on the thanks in our hearts for our blessings, but once again Obama’s job-killing National Labor Relations Board is giving us plenty to remain un-thankful about.

Posted November 18, 2011

Back in August, during the debate over raising the debt ceiling, a record 82 percent of Americans disapproved of the way Congress was handling its job. Now, three months later, that all-time low dropped two more points to 84 percent as the debt supercommittee remains at an impasse over finding at least $1.2 trillion in deficit reductions before their Thanksgiving deadline.

Posted October 28, 2011

Of the convoluted, often silly, raft of demands, communiques, and babbling out of the Occupy Wall Street public relations campaign, perhaps no intellectual conflict is more intriguing than the central thrust against bankers’ profiting greatly through complicated financial instruments.

Posted October 22, 2011

For millions of Americans, a good job means the difference between keeping their home and family intact or facing a harsh winter ahead of a politically charged 2012. And despite his vaunted “jobs” bill, the President this week again showed he fundamentally doesn’t get it—in fact, he practically took an ad out to say as much.

Posted October 07, 2011

President Harry Truman had a great insight about the correlation between our political leaders and progress when he said, “In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still.” Unfortunately at this point, just standing still would seem an improvement over the current backward slide in which we are stuck.

Posted September 23, 2011

It’s no secret that the most elusive prey in Washington these days is the long-lost, newly created American job.

Posted September 01, 2011

Just in time for Labor Day, the Obama administration gave Big Labor a big ol’ smooch in the form of two more monumentally unfair, anti-worker, and anti-jobs decisions by the National Labor Relations Board.

Posted July 30, 2011

It took an amazing amount of gall, guile, or both for a former Ted Kennedy political staffer to decry supposed Tea Party “terrorist tactics” in seeking to rein in the debt drowning our nation.

Posted June 01, 2011

The Obama administration has been trying to have it both ways, enabling an obscure but powerful agency to slash away at business while simultaneously claiming to have no control of the situation.