Via NY Post:
President-elect Donald Trump will name restaurant CEO Andrew Puzder to be the next labor secretary, a source said Thursday.
Puzder, who runs the parent company of Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s, supported Trump during his campaign, praising him as a “pragmatic centrist” and “negotiator.”
Puzder also served as one of the candidate’s economic advisers.
He was seen at Trump Tower on Wednesday.
Puzder, CEO of CKE Restaurants, has been a vocal opponent of raising the minimum wage and of ObamaCare, arguing that both are job-killers.
There was no immediate comment from the Trump transition team.
(CNN)Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt is President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for Environmental Protection Agency administrator, his former campaign manager told reporters Wednesday.
“Attorney General Pruitt has great qualifications and a good record as the AG of Oklahoma, and there were a number of qualified candidates for that particular position that the President-elect interviewed and he settled on Attorney General Pruitt and we’ll look forward to the confirmation hearing,” Kellyanne Conway told reporters Wednesday.
The move elevates a fierce EPA critic — Pruitt had sued the agency over its regulations of power plants — to the position of EPA administrator.
It’s a signal the Trump administration is intent on reversing President Barack Obama’s moves to curb climate change. In a statement Thursday morning from the Trump transition team making the nomination official, Pruitt was quoted as saying,
“The American people are tired of seeing billions of dollars drained from our economy due to unnecessary EPA regulations, and I intend to run this agency in a way that fosters both responsible protection of the environment and freedom for American businesses.”
Thank You NY post and Nick.
"opponent of raising the minimum wage"
Aside from being a job killer, raising the minimum wage is perhaps the most insidious Tax Increase on Everyone with 2 cents to rub together imaginable.
The more you have of any given commodity the Less each individual unit of that commodity is worth. In the minimum wage case the commodity is Dollars. Contrary to Govt. Spendocrat opinions, Dollars have to be backed up with something beyond slogans like "Investing In The Future".
Raising the wage by Government mandate also raises the Price of whatever the workers are producing.
This results in people who've worked for years and Saved their dollars having the Purchasing Power of their dollars lowered. This means Every dollar in Every savings account in America and around the world will buy Less.
It's not making us richer. It's a Tax.
As for the current EPA's obsession with Climate Change: