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June 25, 2017

Politics

Philly soda tax just cost people their jobs

By Alex Lloyd Gross By the time the soda tax reaches it’s 100th day, it will have been responsible for costing over 400 people their jobs.  According to a report in the Philadelphia Business Journal, Browns Supermarkets, which owns quite a few  supermarkets  both inside and outside the city,  they will have to lay off

Andy Puzder resigns as Labor Secretary Nominee

By Alex Lloyd Gross Andy Puzder The man who President Donald Trump nominated for secretary of labor has withdrawn his name for consideration. An opponent of anything more than a small increase to the $7.25 per hour minimum wage, Puzder was  in the target of many labor groups and workers. His thoughts that these workers

More dirt found on Labor Secretary Nominee

By Alex Lloyd Gross Do you work for a living?  If  answer yes, then  the man who President Donald Trump picked for Labor Secretary should concern you. Andrew Puzder is one of, if the most controversial picks for Trump’s cabinet. Puzder owns Hardees and Carl  Jr,s, fast food restaurants.  He has been called on the

Minimum wage to increase in Pennsylvania in 2017

By Alex Lloyd Gross Currently, the State of Pennsylvania is in the dark ages and behind the times, when it comes to paying workers that are working on the bottom end of the pay scale. Federal Minimum Wage is $7.25 per hour and that is exactly what the state minimum wage is.  Many that work

Trump to Acting Attorney General : You’re Fired.

By Alex Lloyd Gross It’s never a good idea to act contrary to your boss’s wishes and contravene a direct order. Acting Attorney General Sally Yates found that out the hard way today, January 30, 2017 when she was fired from her post or as Trump said “Relieved of her duties”. Yates, a hold over

Philly Mayor at odds with Trump policy

By Alex Lloyd Gross Donald Trump made no secret his immigration policy when he was running for president.  Now that he got elected, it should come as no surprise that he would enact them. He did, putting a hold on entry to the United States  by some people with citizenship  in certain countries until they

Mayor Kenney signs tow legislation

By Alex Lloyd Gross In an effort to stop some tow scams and overzealous  tow truck drivers, Mayor Kenney  signed legislation this week that forbids private tow companies from towing a vehicle off any private lot or driveway before the vehicle is ticketed by the police or the Parking Authority. This is in effect  starting

Demonstrations across the USA as Trump takes office

By Alex Lloyd Gross Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, yesterday, January 20, 2017.  Today, January 21, 2017, women across the United States  demonstrated for equal rights and equal pay. They also demonstrated against Trump. Some are still offended by him remark about grabbing the private areas of

Many local congressmen will skip Trump’s Inaugural

By Alex Lloyd Gross When Congressman John Lewis from Georgia called out Donald Trump as an “Illegitimate President”, Trump shot back with insults of his own. Lewis did not like it and announced that he would not be attending any of the Trump events in Washington DC this weekend. Lewis got his head cracked open

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