36% of US high school seniors in 11 states scored Below Basic in math. One out of every four eighth-graders in the country is mathematically illiterate.
National Assessment of Educational Progress
A family will pay a total of $5,000 more in premiums, and small businesses nearly $7,000, over the next 10 years. Some states will pay more.
Forbes Magazine
In international tests of 15-year-olds, 16 other industrialized countries scored above the US in science. Out of 30 nations, 23 outscored us in math.
The Programme for International Student Assessment
The Keystone Pipeline held up by the President Obama could have created 170,000 jobs - three years ago.
CNN Money
Seniors on Medicare Advantage plans will pay $3,600 more over the next ten years, thanks to Obamacare. In Florida, seniors will pay an additional $4,000 in premiums.
Forbes Magazine
Insurance companies will have to remit $8 billion to the federal treasury. The tax climbs to $11.3 billion in 2015 and 2016, to $13.9 billion in 2017, and to $14.3 billion thereafter, adding 3 to 3.7 percent to the cost of premiums..
Forbes Magazine
The National Labor Relations Board forced a nursing home to rehire striking workers who had sabotaged Alzheimers patients' records.
Washington Examiner
The Federal Reserve cited "the unknown effects of the Affordable Care Act as reasons for planned layoffs and reluctance to hire more staff."
Beige Book, March 2013
The ACA Medical Device Tax will increase the cost of your child's braces by $175.
Americans for Tax Reform
The Obamacare mandate forcing companies to purchase unlimited lifetime coverage and unlimited annual coverage for themselves and their employees could increase premiums for some businesses by 7 percent.
Obama Administration
Job Creators Network is the voice of real job creators that has been missing from the American debate on jobs and our economic crisis. JCN members talk about paychecks, not politics, helping the public and policymakers understand how to create jobs.
Bernie Marcus
co-founder Home Depot
The share of employed young adults (18-24) in the workforce is at the lowest level in 65 years - since measurement began in 1948.
Pew Social and Demographic Trends
Real Unemployment Rate

10.6*
Assumes labor force participation rate at historic norm of 66 percent
NEWS:
7/28/14: JCN President Alfredo Ortiz interviewed on The Frank Beckmann Show, Newstalk WJR 760am about Michigan's prevailing wage law [read here]
BLOG:
7/23/14: In a speech at Georgetown University, Irish singer Bono talks about the "idea of America" that has made our nation so great. [read here]
OPINION:
The Detroit Free Press, 7/23/14 - By Alfredo Ortiz
By state law, Michigan contractors building publicly funded state or school district construction projects are not allowed to control wages and benefits. Instead, local labor union contracts prevail. [read here]
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