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Ol' Mexico Restaurante and Cantina likely never has been as rowdy as Wednesday when governor candidate Tom Emmer met with food and beverage servers upset with him.
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Analysts believe labor costs will be constrained as long as unemployment remains elevated. The unemployment rate in December stood at 9.4 percent. Many economists believe it will still be around 9 percent a year from now.
This situation, if you’ll forgive me for saying so, has been the Democratic Party’s epic failure. The party believes in the positive uses of government. But if you want the country to share that belief, you have to provide a government that is nimble, tough-minded and effective. That means occasionally standing up to the excessive demands of public employee unions.
This legislative game of chicken seems sure to continue throughout the session and beyond. Meanwhile, the state’s deficit grows, credit rating erodes and financial health continues to slip.
Unless one side makes a proposal that breaks type.
Wages and benefits paid to U.S. workers posted a modest gain in the fourth quarter, ending a year in which recession-battered workers saw their compensation rise by the smallest amount on records going back more than a quarter-century.
The spending power of families is being squeezed, government data showed today, highlighting doubts about consumers’ ability to drive the economic rebound. Workers saw their inflation-adjusted weekly wages fall 1.6 percent last year — the sharpest drop since 1990 — even as consumer prices rose only modestly. Slack pay and scarce job growth, along with tight credit and a rising savings rate, are holding back spending. That’s hindering the recovery.
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