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Pennsylvania Can't Afford Biden's Tax Increases

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Posted by John Kartch on Saturday, May 18th, 2019, 1:03 AM PERMALINK

 

Today at 1:00 p.m. Joe Biden will host a major rally in Philadelphia, where he will repeat his vow to repeal the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act.

“First thing I’d do is repeal those Trump tax cuts,” said Biden on May 4 in South Carolina.

"When I'm president, if God willing I am, we're going to reverse those Trump tax cuts," Biden said this week in New Hampshire.

Biden's promise to repeal the tax cuts is a threat to raise taxes. Repeal of the tax cuts would hit Pennsylvania hard:

  • Pennsylvania households would lose their tax cut -- a 24.5 percent tax cut on average, according to data reported by H&R Block.
     
  • Pennsylvania residents would again be forced to pay the highly regressive Obamacare individual mandate tax. 166,680 Pennsylvanians paid the tax totaling $108,842,000 according to the most recent IRS annual statistics ((2016). 81 percent of people hit with the tax made less than $50,000 a year, and 40 percent made less than $25,000 a year. This tax was one of the many violations by Biden of his pledge against any and all middle class taxes.
     
  • 840,000 Pennsylvania households who claim the Child Tax Credit would see the credit slashed in half from $2,000 to $1,000.
     
  • 4.4 million Pennsylvania households who claim the standard deduction would see it slashed in half. (TCJA nearly doubled the standard deduction from $6,300 to $12,200 for an individual and from $12,600 to $24,000 for a family.)
     

The tax cuts are helping a long list of Pennsylvania businesses give pay increases, benefit increases, and bonuses. For example:

  • Uncle Charley's Sausage (Vandergrift, PA) hired new employees, purchased new equipment including a new sausage stuffer, and added a new production line.
     
  • Hudson Facades (Linwood, PA) increased base pay and put $3,000 into every factor worker's 401(k) account.
     
  • Almo Corporation, the Philadelphia-based appliance distributor, is investing in a new distribution center and an ongoing headquarters renovation that can accommodate 65 additional employees.
     
  • Guy Chemical Company (Somerset, PA) increased wages, bonuses, and investment in new equipment including a new forklift, new laboratory furnishings, updated computer equipment, and a new software system.
     
  • Dollar Bank (Pittsburgh, PA) gave $2,000 permanent raises for employees making $60,000 or below.
     

If Biden repealed the tax cuts, Pennsylvanians would also be stuck paying higher utility bills because the corporate tax rate would revert back to 35 percent. Thanks to the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the corporate rate was reduced to 21 percent, and as a direct result PA utility companies passed on these savings to customers in the form of lower electric, water, and gas bills.

Examples include Pike County Light & Power Company, PPL Electric Utilities Corporation, Wellsboro Electric Company, West Penn Power Company, PECO Energy Company, Peoples Gas Company, UGI Central Penn Gas Inc., Pennsylvania American Water Company, and Citizens Electric Company of Lewisburg.

From a nationwide perspective, if Biden repeals the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the following would happen:

  •  A family of four earning the median income of $73,000 would see a $2,000 tax increase.
     
  • A single parent (with one child) making $41,000 would see a $1,300 tax increase.
     
  • Millions of low and middle income households would be stuck paying the Obamacare individual mandate tax.
     
  • Utility bills would go up in all 50 states as a direct result of the corporate income tax increase.
     
  • Small employers will face a tax increase due to the repeal of the 20% deduction for small business income.
     
  • The USA would have the highest corporate income tax rate in the developed world.
     
  • Taxes would rise in every state and every congressional district.
     
  • The Death Tax would ensnare more families and businesses.
     
  • The AMT would snap back to hit millions of households.
     
  • Millions of households would see their child tax credit cut in half.
     
  • Millions of households would see their standard deduction cut in half, adding to their tax complexity as they are forced to itemize their deductions and deal with the shoebox full of receipts on top of the refrigerator.
     

As noted by the New York Times, thanks to the GOP tax cuts, “Most people got a tax cut.”

The NYT also stated: “To a large degree, the gap between perception and reality on the tax cuts appears to flow from a sustained — and misleading — effort by liberal opponents of the law to brand it as a broad middle-class tax increase.”

The Washington Post also stated: “Most Americans received a tax cut.”

More evidence of the benefits flowing from the tax cuts can be found in a recent H&R Block report, which stated, “overall tax liability is down 24.9 percent on average.”

In Biden's home state of Delaware, the report found that residents received a 24.6% reduction in their taxes, on average.

Biden and the rest of the 2020 Democrats have thoroughly convinced themselves the tax issue is dead, but Americans will have their own say at the ballot box.

"Joe Biden is not Methuselah. He is Walter Mondale part deux," said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. In 1984 Mondale famously promised to raise taxes if elected. He lost to Ronald Reagan in the electoral college 525-13, winning only his home state of Minnesota and the District of Columbia.

See also:

Biden: “First thing I’d do is repeal those Trump tax cuts.”

Joe Biden broke his middle class tax pledge

Kamala Harris Vows Repeal of Tax Cuts “on Day One”

“Mayor Pete” Calls for Steep Tax Hike on Homes and Businesses

Biden: “When I’m President, if God willing I am, we’re going to reverse those Trump tax cuts.”

 

 

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Freelancers and Independent Contractors Beware: Biden Vows to Impose the PRO Act Which Threatens Your Livelihood

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Posted by John Kartch on Tuesday, October 27th, 2020, 2:43 PM PERMALINK

The freedom to work as a freelancer or independent contractor provides flexibility for households and vibrancy to the American economy.

But Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have both endorsed the PRO Act which threatens freelancers and independent contractors.

The PRO Act not only bans Right to Work laws nationwide, it imposes the same independent contractor/freelancer-destroying policies of California's AB5 law, which has destroyed countless lives and driven people out of the Golden State.

Examples of quotations from people hit by AB5:

"I lost the career and relationship I was building with a content writing company." [Link]

"AB5 is why I had to pack my very ill husband with stage 4 cancer and autistic son and leave the state. There is no way I can take care of our family and work a 'traditional' type job." [Link]

"I'm a certified court interpreter. I've been very happily freelancing for 15 years. I can choose which agencies to work with, and work as much or as little as I want to spend time with my 3-year-old. AB5 is destroying my wonderful work/life combo." [Link]

"We do all sizes of events, mostly in the 50 to 200 guest range. Every now and then we'll have a 1,000-person event. I bring in independent contractors to work one day and this law says I have to bring them into my payroll. For ONE EVENT, I would have to bring on 100 people into payroll. Insane." [Link]

"AB5 is destroying the pet setting business due to having to hire as employees!" [Link]

"I lost my job of 12 years as a medical transcriptionist because of AB5. Many in this profession value the flexibility in hours and working from home more than employee status. Now I have no money at all." [Link]

"Not only myself but hundreds of hard working TAX paying musicians will now be forced to go back underground for cash gigs, and leave me here to figure out and question why I ever followed the law and created a small business to create the American dream and create jobs for so many others. Two decades of my business destroyed because I have no one who wants to work for me now." [Link]

"Being an independent contractor gave me the ability to set a work schedule that my body could handle and make enough to support myself by only working a few hours a day." [Link]

Here is the documentation of Biden's endorsement of AB5 and the PRO Act:

"I look forward to signing the PRO Act as President" said Biden on Feb. 9, 2020.

"I support AB5 in California" said Biden on March 7, 2020.

The PRO Act legislation is live ammunition, having already passed the Democrat-run U.S. House of Representatives. In the Senate, it has 40 Democrat co-sponsors and the self-described socialist co-sponsor, Bernie Sanders.

The PRO Act has also been endorsed by a number of Democrat senatorial candidates including Cal Cunningham, John Hickenlooper, Sara Gideon, Theresa Greenfield, Ossoff and Mark Kelly.

California's AB5 law was passed by state Democrats in 2019 and took effect on Jan. 1, 2020. It has caused widespread misery in California among dozens of freelancer and independent contractor occupations. Residents have fled to other states to pursue their dreams and pay their bills.

Now Democrats want to impose this nationwide to make the union bosses happy and keep their campaign coffers flush with cash skimmed from "dues" from newly unionized workers forced into a union by the PRO Act. This policy tramples on freelancers and independent contractors by attempting to force them into an employment relationship, against their wishes and needs.

Freelancers and independent contractors want to be their own boss. AB5 and the PRO Act dictate they must have a boss.Households need greater flexibility than ever. Biden and Harris will destroy that flexibility and freedom. No wonder the media hasn't covered this issue.

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OUCH: Biden's Individual Mandate Tax Will Hit 153,000 Pennsylvania Households

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Posted by John Kartch on Monday, October 26th, 2020, 5:40 PM PERMALINK

Joe Biden said he will re-impose the Obamacare individual mandate tax if he is elected. Most households liable for this tax made less than $50,000 per year.

According to IRS data, Biden's individual mandate tax would hit roughly 153,140 households in Pennsylvania. (See the full list of state figures at bottom).

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed by President Trump zeroed out the $695-$2,085 Biden-Obama individual mandate tax.

But Biden has already vowed to re-impose the individual mandate tax. Here's his exchange with CNN:

CNN's Chris Cuomo: "Would you bring back the individual mandate?"

Joe Biden: "Yes. Yes, I'd bring back the individual mandate."

See for yourself by watching the clip below:

According to official IRS data for the 2017 tax year, 74% of households liable for the individual mandate tax had an adjusted gross income of less than $50,000.

  • The individual mandate tax penalty was paid by 4,606,271 households.
  • 3,430,003 of these households had an adjusted gross income of less than $50,000.
     

Biden has some explaining to do, as he made a promise to every American making less than $400,000 per year that they would not see a single penny of ANY tax hike. This Biden tax will hit middle class households in every state and every congressional district.

IRS data below shows the number of households per state hit with this tax in just one year, 2017. This data serves as an approximation of how many households will be hit under Biden's individual mandate tax.

SWING STATES:

Pennsylvania              153,140 households
Florida                         353,210 households
Minnesota                    69,460 households
Wisconsin                   80,240 households
Michigan                     132,750 households 
Ohio                           132,140 households
North Carolina           141,730 households
Arizona                       107,360 households 
Colorado                     98,160 households
Georgia                        142,930 households
Nevada                        52,130 households

ALL 50 STATES:

Alabama                     41,960 households
Alaska                        13,370 households
Arizona                       107,360 households 
Arkansas                     41,130 households
California                    553,000 households
Colorado                     98,160 households
Connecticut                 45,200 households
Delaware                     11,230 households 
District of Columbia    5,170 households
Florida                         353,210 households
Georgia                        142,930 households
Hawaii                         10,890 households
Idaho                           31,460 households 
Illinois                         162,920 households
Indiana                        106,750 households
Iowa                            38,430 households
Kansas                         40,480 households
Kentucky                     54,310 households 
Louisiana                     64,330 households
Maine                          25,460 households
Maryland                     64,180 households
Massachusetts             89,050 households
Michigan                     132,750 households 
Minnesota                    69,460 households
Mississippi                  32,260 households
Missouri                      80,990 households
Montana                      19,770 households
Nebraska                     30,930 households 
Nevada                        52,130 households
New Hampshire          23,610 households
New Jersey                 124,430 households
New Mexico               25,500 households
New York                   260,660 households 
North Carolina           141,730 households
North Dakota             11,970 households
Ohio                           132,140 households
Oklahoma                   54,720 households
Oregon                        70,010 households 
Pennsylvania              153,140 households
Rhode Island              14,840 households
South Carolina            64,440 households
South Dakota              11,190 households 
Tennessee                    83,440 households
Texas                           559,420 households
Utah                            49,470 households
Vermont                      10,920 households
Virginia                       107,130 households 
Washington                 110,400 households
West Virginia              22,820 households
Wisconsin                   80,240 households
Wyoming                    11,090 households

Keep track of Biden's many tax hikes by visiting www.ATR.org/HighTaxJoe

See also:

Flashback: Joe Biden Broke His Middle Class Tax Pledge

Biden Wants to Raise U.S. Corporate Tax Rate Higher Than Communist China

 

 

 

 


Another Biden Middle Class Tax Hike: Elimination of Your Step-Up in Basis

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Posted by John Kartch on Friday, October 23rd, 2020, 5:15 PM PERMALINK

Joe Biden will eliminate step-up in basis and this will impose a steep tax increase and paperwork nightmare for middle class families and small businesses. It is one of the many Biden tax hikes that violate his own pledge against raising any tax on any American making less than $400,000.

In this video, you can see a sample of the many times Biden has threatened to eliminate step-up in basis.

Under the Biden plan, "When someone dies and the asset transfers to an heir, that transfer itself will be a taxable event, and the estate is required to pay taxes on the gains as if they sold the asset,” said Howard Gleckman of the left-leaning Tax Policy Center.

As noted by CNBC:

By taxing the unrealized gain at death, heirs would get hit at the transfer, regardless of whether they sell the asset, Gleckman said.

In Forbes, Robert W. Wood writes of the devastating impact on small businesses:

[Under current law] Everybody gets a stepped-up basis on death, for income taxes. But Biden says maybe no longer. Biden says that'll be gone once he is President. Biden's proposal would tax an asset's unrealized appreciation at transfer. You mean Junior gets taxed whether or not he sells the business? Essentially, yes. The idea that you could build up your small business and escape death tax and income tax to pass it to your kids is on the chopping block. Biden would levy a tax on unrealized appreciation of assets passed on at death. By taxing the unrealized gain at death, heirs would get hit at the transfer, regardless of whether they sell the asset.

In its analysis of Biden's tax plan, Tax Policy Center says the step-up in basis proposal mirrors a proposal described in an Obama-Biden 2016 Treasury Department document. This document confirms that Biden will force a capital gains tax payment immediately upon transfer of an asset after death of a loved one:

Under the proposal, transfers of appreciated property generally would be treated as a sale of the property. The donor or deceased owner of an appreciated asset would realize a capital gain at the time the asset is given or bequeathed to another.

The amount of the gain realized would be the excess of the asset's fair market value on the date of the transfer over the donor's basis in that asset. That gain would be taxable income to the donor in the year the transfer was made, and to the decedent either on the final individual return or on a separate capital gains return.

On top of all that, Biden also vows to impose capital gains tax increases just as America digs out from the pandemic. He said "every single solitary person" will pay capital gains taxes at ordinary income tax rates. He will also double the top rate to 40 percent, highest since Jimmy Carter in 1977.

Click below to see Biden's vow to eliminate stepped-up basis:

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Biden's Individual Mandate Tax Shatters His $400,000 Pledge and Hits Swing State Households Hard

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Posted by John Kartch on Thursday, October 22nd, 2020, 12:33 PM PERMALINK

Joe Biden said he will re-impose the Obamacare individual mandate tax if he is elected. Most households liable for this tax made less than $50,000 per year.

According to IRS data, Biden's individual mandate tax would hit roughly 353,000 households in Florida and 153,000 households in Pennsylvania. (See the full list of state figures at bottom).

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed by President Trump zeroed out the $695-$2,085 Biden-Obama individual mandate tax.

But Biden has already vowed to re-impose the individual mandate tax. Here's his exchange with CNN on July 5, 2019:

CNN's Chris Cuomo: "Would you bring back the individual mandate?"

Joe Biden: "Yes. Yes, I'd bring back the individual mandate."

See for yourself by watching the clip below:

According to official IRS data for the 2017 tax year, 74% of households liable for the individual mandate tax had an adjusted gross income of less than $50,000.

  • The individual mandate tax penalty was paid by 4,606,271 households.
  • 3,430,003 of these households had an adjusted gross income of less than $50,000.
     

Biden has some explaining to do, as he made a promise to every American making less than $400,000 per year that they would not see a single penny of ANY tax hike. This Biden tax will hit middle class households in every state and every congressional district.

IRS data below shows the number of households per state hit with this tax in just one year, 2017. This data serves as an approximation of how many households will be hit under Biden's individual mandate tax.

SWING STATES:

Pennsylvania              153,140 households
Florida                         353,210 households
Minnesota                    69,460 households
Wisconsin                   80,240 households
Michigan                     132,750 households 
Ohio                           132,140 households
North Carolina           141,730 households
Arizona                       107,360 households 
Colorado                     98,160 households
Georgia                        142,930 households
Nevada                        52,130 households

ALL 50 STATES:

Alabama                     41,960 households
Alaska                        13,370 households
Arizona                       107,360 households 
Arkansas                     41,130 households
California                    553,000 households
Colorado                     98,160 households
Connecticut                 45,200 households
Delaware                     11,230 households 
District of Columbia    5,170 households
Florida                         353,210 households
Georgia                        142,930 households
Hawaii                         10,890 households
Idaho                           31,460 households 
Illinois                         162,920 households
Indiana                        106,750 households
Iowa                            38,430 households
Kansas                         40,480 households
Kentucky                     54,310 households 
Louisiana                     64,330 households
Maine                          25,460 households
Maryland                     64,180 households
Massachusetts             89,050 households
Michigan                     132,750 households 
Minnesota                    69,460 households
Mississippi                  32,260 households
Missouri                      80,990 households
Montana                      19,770 households
Nebraska                     30,930 households 
Nevada                        52,130 households
New Hampshire          23,610 households
New Jersey                 124,430 households
New Mexico               25,500 households
New York                   260,660 households 
North Carolina           141,730 households
North Dakota             11,970 households
Ohio                           132,140 households
Oklahoma                   54,720 households
Oregon                        70,010 households 
Pennsylvania              153,140 households
Rhode Island              14,840 households
South Carolina            64,440 households
South Dakota              11,190 households 
Tennessee                    83,440 households
Texas                           559,420 households
Utah                            49,470 households
Vermont                      10,920 households
Virginia                       107,130 households 
Washington                 110,400 households
West Virginia              22,820 households
Wisconsin                   80,240 households
Wyoming                    11,090 households

Keep track of Biden's many tax hikes by visiting www.ATR.org/HighTaxJoe

See also:

Flashback: Joe Biden Broke His Middle Class Tax Pledge

Biden Wants to Raise U.S. Corporate Tax Rate Higher Than Communist China

 

 

 

 


Biden, Harris, and Greenfield Vow to Abolish Iowa's Right to Work Status

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Posted by John Kartch, Isabelle Morales on Tuesday, October 20th, 2020, 11:20 AM PERMALINK

Iowa has been a Right to Work state since 1947. But that will come to an end under Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Theresa Greenfield (D).

As seen on video and in writing, Biden and Harris vow to ban Right to Work laws which protect 166 million Americans in 27 states, more than half the U.S. population. Right to Work laws allow workers the freedom of employment without forced membership in a labor union or forced payment to a union boss.

Joe Biden said: "We should change the federal law [so] that there is no Right to Work allowed anywhere in the country. For real. Not a joke. Not a joke."

Kamala Harris said: "Banning Right to Work laws. That needs to happen."

Click here or below to watch Kamala Harris and Joe Biden vow to abolish Right to Work:

Harris and Biden also documented their anti-Right to Work position in writing here and here. And both have endorsed active legislation called the PRO Act which bans Right to Work. The PRO Act legislation is live ammunition, having already passed the Democrat-run U.S. House of Representatives. In the Senate, it has 40 Democrat co-sponsors and one self-described socialist co-sponsor, Bernie Sanders.

As stated in her op-ed in the Globe Gazette, Theresa Greenfield, the Iowa Democratic Senate candidate, endorses the PRO Act as well, meaning Iowa would lose its Right to Work status.

Right to Work states outperform non-Right to Work states:

  • Right to Work states experience stronger growth in the number of people employed, growth in manufacturing employment, and growth in the private sector. According to the National Institute for Labor Relations Research, the percentage growth in the number of people employed between 2007-2017 in Right to Work states was 8.8%, and 4.2% in forced-unionism states. Growth in manufacturing employment between 2012-2017 in Right to Work states was 5.5%, and 1.7% in forced-unionism states. The percentage growth in the private sector from 2007-2017 in Right to Work states was 13.0%, and 10.1% in forced-unionism states.

 

  • Right to Work laws increase individual life satisfaction and economic sentiment. A study by Christos Makridis of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found that Right to Work laws are associated with an increase in self-reported current life satisfaction, expected future life satisfaction, and sentiments about current and future economic activity among workers, as Forbes describes. The study explains that "these improvements in well-being are consistent with an increase in competition among unions, which prompts them to provide higher quality services that are valued by their members." As the Heritage Foundation explains, "It was no accident that foreign automobile brands located their U.S. plants primarily in right-to-work states like Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee."
     
  • Forced-unionism states experience severe out-migration. An analysis by Stan Greer of the National Institute for Labor Relations Research found that forced unionism states, between 2007-2017, experience net migration of -7.4%, whereas Right to Work states experience a 1.6% growth in number of residents. 
     
  • Right to Work laws protect workers from union corruption. The Detroit Free Press reported that U.S. Department of Labor documents showed embezzlement from hundreds of union offices across the country over the past decade. In the past two years, "more than 300 union locations have discovered theft, often resulting in more than one person charged in each instance." Workers should not be forced to fund entities that have high instances of theft and corruption, especially when there are no similar demands that citizens must directly fund a private organization.


Consider yourself warned: If Democrats win full control of the federal government, Iowa's Right to Work will be gone overnight.

"No one should have to pay someone for the right to have a job. Forced union dues were recognized as wrong when congress passed the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947," said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. "Everyone in a free country has the right to work without being asked to pay off union bosses."

The 27 Right to Work states are: Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Texas, Tennessee, Indiana, Kentucky, Nevada, Oklahoma, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, West Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, Idaho, Utah, Kansas.

See Also:

Biden and Harris Threaten Independent Contractors and Freelancers Nationwide

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Biden and Harris Vow to Abolish Kansas's Right to Work Status

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Posted by John Kartch, Isabelle Morales on Friday, October 16th, 2020, 3:11 PM PERMALINK

Kansas has been a Right to Work state since 1958. But that will come to an end under Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

As seen on video and in writing, Biden and Harris vow to ban Right to Work laws which protect 166 million Americans in 27 states, more than half the U.S. population. Right to Work laws allow workers the freedom of employment without forced membership in a labor union or forced payment to a union boss.

Joe Biden said: "We should change the federal law [so] that there is no Right to Work allowed anywhere in the country. For real. Not a joke. Not a joke."

Kamala Harris said: "Banning Right to Work laws. That needs to happen."

Click here or below to watch Kamala Harris and Joe Biden vow to abolish Right to Work:

Harris and Biden also documented their anti-Right to Work position in writing here and here. And both have endorsed active legislation called the PRO Act which bans Right to Work. The PRO Act legislation is live ammunition, having already passed the Democrat-run U.S. House of Representatives. In the Senate, it has 40 Democrat co-sponsors and one self-described socialist co-sponsor, Bernie Sanders.

Right to Work states outperform non-Right to Work states:

  • Right to Work states experience stronger growth in the number of people employed, growth in manufacturing employment, and growth in the private sector. According to the National Institute for Labor Relations Research, the percentage growth in the number of people employed between 2007-2017 in Right to Work states was 8.8%, and 4.2% in forced-unionism states. Growth in manufacturing employment between 2012-2017 in Right to Work states was 5.5%, and 1.7% in forced-unionism states. The percentage growth in the private sector from 2007-2017 in Right to Work states was 13.0%, and 10.1% in forced-unionism states.

 

  • Right to Work laws increase individual life satisfaction and economic sentiment. A study by Christos Makridis of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found that Right to Work laws are associated with an increase in self-reported current life satisfaction, expected future life satisfaction, and sentiments about current and future economic activity among workers, as Forbes describes. The study explains that "these improvements in well-being are consistent with an increase in competition among unions, which prompts them to provide higher quality services that are valued by their members." As the Heritage Foundation explains, "It was no accident that foreign automobile brands located their U.S. plants primarily in right-to-work states like Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee."
     
  • Forced-unionism states experience severe out-migration. An analysis by Stan Greer of the National Institute for Labor Relations Research found that forced unionism states, between 2007-2017, experience net migration of -7.4%, whereas Right to Work states experience a 1.6% growth in number of residents. 
     
  • Right to Work laws protect workers from union corruption. The Detroit Free Press reported that U.S. Department of Labor documents showed embezzlement from hundreds of union offices across the country over the past decade. In the past two years, "more than 300 union locations have discovered theft, often resulting in more than one person charged in each instance." Workers should not be forced to fund entities that have high instances of theft and corruption, especially when there are no similar demands that citizens must directly fund a private organization.


Consider yourself warned: If Democrats win full control of the federal government, Kansas's Right to Work will be gone overnight.

"No one should have to pay someone for the right to have a job. Forced union dues were recognized as wrong when congress passed the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947," said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. "Everyone in a free country has the right to work without being asked to pay off union bosses."

The 27 Right to Work states are: Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Texas, Tennessee, Indiana, Kentucky, Nevada, Oklahoma, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, West Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, Idaho, Utah, Kansas.

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Biden and Harris Vow to Abolish Utah's Right to Work Status

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Utah has been a Right to Work state since 1955. But that will come to an end under Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

As seen on video and in writing, Biden and Harris vow to ban Right to Work laws which protect 166 million Americans in 27 states, more than half the U.S. population. Right to Work laws allow workers the freedom of employment without forced membership in a labor union or forced payment to a union boss.

Joe Biden said: "We should change the federal law [so] that there is no Right to Work allowed anywhere in the country. For real. Not a joke. Not a joke."

Kamala Harris said: "Banning Right to Work laws. That needs to happen."

Click here or below to watch Kamala Harris and Joe Biden vow to abolish Right to Work:

Harris and Biden also documented their anti-Right to Work position in writing here and here. And both have endorsed active legislation called the PRO Act which bans Right to Work. The PRO Act legislation is live ammunition, having already passed the Democrat-run U.S. House of Representatives. In the Senate, it has 40 Democrat co-sponsors and one self-described socialist co-sponsor, Bernie Sanders.

Right to Work states outperform non-Right to Work states:

  • Right to Work states experience stronger growth in the number of people employed, growth in manufacturing employment, and growth in the private sector. According to the National Institute for Labor Relations Research, the percentage growth in the number of people employed between 2007-2017 in Right to Work states was 8.8%, and 4.2% in forced-unionism states. Growth in manufacturing employment between 2012-2017 in Right to Work states was 5.5%, and 1.7% in forced-unionism states. The percentage growth in the private sector from 2007-2017 in Right to Work states was 13.0%, and 10.1% in forced-unionism states.

 

  • Right to Work laws increase individual life satisfaction and economic sentiment. A study by Christos Makridis of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found that Right to Work laws are associated with an increase in self-reported current life satisfaction, expected future life satisfaction, and sentiments about current and future economic activity among workers, as Forbes describes. The study explains that "these improvements in well-being are consistent with an increase in competition among unions, which prompts them to provide higher quality services that are valued by their members." As the Heritage Foundation explains, "It was no accident that foreign automobile brands located their U.S. plants primarily in right-to-work states like Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee."
     
  • Forced-unionism states experience severe out-migration. An analysis by Stan Greer of the National Institute for Labor Relations Research found that forced unionism states, between 2007-2017, experience net migration of -7.4%, whereas Right to Work states experience a 1.6% growth in number of residents. 
     
  • Right to Work laws protect workers from union corruption. The Detroit Free Press reported that U.S. Department of Labor documents showed embezzlement from hundreds of union offices across the country over the past decade. In the past two years, "more than 300 union locations have discovered theft, often resulting in more than one person charged in each instance." Workers should not be forced to fund entities that have high instances of theft and corruption, especially when there are no similar demands that citizens must directly fund a private organization.


Consider yourself warned: If Democrats win full control of the federal government, Utah's Right to Work will be gone overnight.

"No one should have to pay someone for the right to have a job. Forced union dues were recognized as wrong when congress passed the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947," said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. "Everyone in a free country has the right to work without being asked to pay off union bosses."

The 27 Right to Work states are: Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Texas, Tennessee, Indiana, Kentucky, Nevada, Oklahoma, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, West Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, Idaho, Utah, Kansas.

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Biden and Harris Vow to Abolish Idaho's Right to Work Status

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Posted by John Kartch, Isabelle Morales on Friday, October 16th, 2020, 3:05 PM PERMALINK

Idaho has been a Right to Work state since 1985. But that will come to an end under Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

As seen on video and in writing, Biden and Harris vow to ban Right to Work laws which protect 166 million Americans in 27 states, more than half the U.S. population. Right to Work laws allow workers the freedom of employment without forced membership in a labor union or forced payment to a union boss.

Joe Biden said: "We should change the federal law [so] that there is no Right to Work allowed anywhere in the country. For real. Not a joke. Not a joke."

Kamala Harris said: "Banning Right to Work laws. That needs to happen."

Click here or below to watch Kamala Harris and Joe Biden vow to abolish Right to Work:

Harris and Biden also documented their anti-Right to Work position in writing here and here. And both have endorsed active legislation called the PRO Act which bans Right to Work. The PRO Act legislation is live ammunition, having already passed the Democrat-run U.S. House of Representatives. In the Senate, it has 40 Democrat co-sponsors and one self-described socialist co-sponsor, Bernie Sanders.

Right to Work states outperform non-Right to Work states:

  • Right to Work states experience stronger growth in the number of people employed, growth in manufacturing employment, and growth in the private sector. According to the National Institute for Labor Relations Research, the percentage growth in the number of people employed between 2007-2017 in Right to Work states was 8.8%, and 4.2% in forced-unionism states. Growth in manufacturing employment between 2012-2017 in Right to Work states was 5.5%, and 1.7% in forced-unionism states. The percentage growth in the private sector from 2007-2017 in Right to Work states was 13.0%, and 10.1% in forced-unionism states.

 

  • Right to Work laws increase individual life satisfaction and economic sentiment. A study by Christos Makridis of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found that Right to Work laws are associated with an increase in self-reported current life satisfaction, expected future life satisfaction, and sentiments about current and future economic activity among workers, as Forbes describes. The study explains that "these improvements in well-being are consistent with an increase in competition among unions, which prompts them to provide higher quality services that are valued by their members." As the Heritage Foundation explains, "It was no accident that foreign automobile brands located their U.S. plants primarily in right-to-work states like Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee."
     
  • Forced-unionism states experience severe out-migration. An analysis by Stan Greer of the National Institute for Labor Relations Research found that forced unionism states, between 2007-2017, experience net migration of -7.4%, whereas Right to Work states experience a 1.6% growth in number of residents. 
     
  • Right to Work laws protect workers from union corruption. The Detroit Free Press reported that U.S. Department of Labor documents showed embezzlement from hundreds of union offices across the country over the past decade. In the past two years, "more than 300 union locations have discovered theft, often resulting in more than one person charged in each instance." Workers should not be forced to fund entities that have high instances of theft and corruption, especially when there are no similar demands that citizens must directly fund a private organization.


Consider yourself warned: If Democrats win full control of the federal government, Idaho's Right to Work will be gone overnight.

"No one should have to pay someone for the right to have a job. Forced union dues were recognized as wrong when congress passed the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947," said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. "Everyone in a free country has the right to work without being asked to pay off union bosses."

The 27 Right to Work states are: Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Texas, Tennessee, Indiana, Kentucky, Nevada, Oklahoma, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, West Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, Idaho, Utah, Kansas.

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Biden and Harris Vow to Abolish Alabama's Right to Work Status

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Posted by John Kartch, Isabelle Morales on Friday, October 16th, 2020, 2:30 PM PERMALINK

Alabama has been a Right to Work state since 1953. But that will come to an end under Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.

As seen on video and in writing, Biden and Harris vow to ban Right to Work laws which protect 166 million Americans in 27 states, more than half the U.S. population. Right to Work laws allow workers the freedom of employment without forced membership in a labor union or forced payment to a union boss.

Joe Biden said: "We should change the federal law [so] that there is no Right to Work allowed anywhere in the country. For real. Not a joke. Not a joke."

Kamala Harris said: "Banning Right to Work laws. That needs to happen."

Click here or below to watch Kamala Harris and Joe Biden vow to abolish Right to Work:

Harris and Biden also documented their anti-Right to Work position in writing here and here. And both have endorsed active legislation called the PRO Act which bans Right to Work. The PRO Act legislation is live ammunition, having already passed the Democrat-run U.S. House of Representatives. In the Senate, it has 40 Democrat co-sponsors and one self-described socialist co-sponsor, Bernie Sanders.

Right to Work states outperform non-Right to Work states:

  • Right to Work states experience stronger growth in the number of people employed, growth in manufacturing employment, and growth in the private sector. According to the National Institute for Labor Relations Research, the percentage growth in the number of people employed between 2007-2017 in Right to Work states was 8.8%, and 4.2% in forced-unionism states. Growth in manufacturing employment between 2012-2017 in Right to Work states was 5.5%, and 1.7% in forced-unionism states. The percentage growth in the private sector from 2007-2017 in Right to Work states was 13.0%, and 10.1% in forced-unionism states.

 

  • Right to Work laws increase individual life satisfaction and economic sentiment. A study by Christos Makridis of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) found that Right to Work laws are associated with an increase in self-reported current life satisfaction, expected future life satisfaction, and sentiments about current and future economic activity among workers, as Forbes describes. The study explains that "these improvements in well-being are consistent with an increase in competition among unions, which prompts them to provide higher quality services that are valued by their members." As the Heritage Foundation explains, "It was no accident that foreign automobile brands located their U.S. plants primarily in right-to-work states like Alabama, Mississippi, and Tennessee."
     
  • Forced-unionism states experience severe out-migration. An analysis by Stan Greer of the National Institute for Labor Relations Research found that forced unionism states, between 2007-2017, experience net migration of -7.4%, whereas Right to Work states experience a 1.6% growth in number of residents. 
     
  • Right to Work laws protect workers from union corruption. The Detroit Free Press reported that U.S. Department of Labor documents showed embezzlement from hundreds of union offices across the country over the past decade. In the past two years, "more than 300 union locations have discovered theft, often resulting in more than one person charged in each instance." Workers should not be forced to fund entities that have high instances of theft and corruption, especially when there are no similar demands that citizens must directly fund a private organization.


Consider yourself warned: If Democrats win full control of the federal government, Alabama's Right to Work will be gone overnight.

"No one should have to pay someone for the right to have a job. Forced union dues were recognized as wrong when congress passed the Taft-Hartley Act of 1947," said Grover Norquist, president of Americans for Tax Reform. "Everyone in a free country has the right to work without being asked to pay off union bosses."

The 27 Right to Work states are: Florida, Wisconsin, Michigan, Iowa, Arizona, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Texas, Tennessee, Indiana, Kentucky, Nevada, Oklahoma, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota, Wyoming, West Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Arkansas, Idaho, Utah, Kansas.

See Also:

Biden and Harris Threaten Independent Contractors and Freelancers Nationwide

Photo Credit: Phil Roeder


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