As the U.S. secretary of labor, I have a unique opportunity to meet with employers around the country of all sizes and from an array of industries. So many of them tell me the same thing: They’re ready to grow their businesses and to hire more people. But here’s the rub: Too often they can’t find workers who have the skills they need.
What kind of shooting range allows a prepubescent girl to fire an Uzi? What kind of instructor does not guard against recoil when a child is handling such a powerful weapon? What kind of parents think it’s a good idea to put a submachine gun in their 9-year-old’s hands? And what kind of idiot country does not prohibit such things by law?
It’s frustrating the city of Wichita is proceeding with putting a sales-tax increase on the November ballot. Many people have expressed concern about the lack of a clear plan and a true justification for taking more of our money.
There are a lot of hardworking people in Wichita who have a good work ethic. Consider for moment how long someone who performed as Barack Obama has would last in an aircraft plant. That person would’ve been gone five years ago.
City officials and all who participated in a “community intervention conversation” last Thursday should be congratulated. They dealt openly with a difficult subject, and did so in a constructive and proactive manner.
Everyone asks what Jesus would do. But I am curious about another first century character's response to current events today. Caesar controlled most of the world in the first century. What would he do?
After the announcement of the latest inversion, Burger King buying Tim Hortons and then moving to Canada, the president himself issued a statement conceding that corporate tax reform – lower the rates, eliminate loopholes – is the best solution to the inversion problem.
Nearly every parent on Earth operates on the assumption that character matters a lot to the life outcomes of their children. Nearly every government anti-poverty program operates on the assumption that it doesn’t.