What is the New Year’s resolution for the activist class still reeling from its Election Day defeats? Scuttle the confirmations of President-elect Donald Trump’s cabinet nominations — at least that’s the impression left by the barrel of ink spilled attacking his picks.
In the activists’ crosshairs is Trump’s Labor Department nominee, Andy Puzder, who is the CEO of CKE Restaurants, which owns Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s. Puzder’s understanding that real improvements to the job market and wage levels come from economic growth, not government mandates, threatens the activists’ pro-regulation agenda.
Puzder argues that making labor more expensive to businesses by implementing additional labor regulations means you will get less of it.