Daily Archives: April 5, 2011
Lower tax rates don’t spur economic growth, as Sean Hannity just said, they retard growth less than higher tax rates do.
At a meeting of the NC House education committee this morning, representatives voted to confirm Janet K. Lowder, a community college trustee from Stanly County, as a member of the State Board of Community Colleges. Oddly enough, she was the only candidate nominated (perhaps because no one else wanted to do it–I’ve been to aContinue Reading
Cato’s Chris Edwards offers some analysis of the budget plan U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is pushing. The conclusion: Ryan’s budget plan would make crucial reforms to federal health care programs, and it would limit the size of the federal government over the long term. However, his plan would be improved by adopting more cutsContinue Reading
Voters in the Badger State are holding a referendum of a sort on Gov. Scott Walker’s courageous stand against the public employee unions. Conservative Supreme Court Justice David Prosser is being challenged by a left-wing activist who’s become the darling of the unions and progressives and everyone else in the state seeking to make WalkerContinue Reading
That’s the question asked by Politico today. Cato’s Roger Pilon answers here that what is inhumane is the political foolishness that brought us to this pass. Most Americans find it repulsive when terrorists use children as human shields. Something very similar is going on with regard to the budget. All the special interest groups thatContinue Reading
For an excellent overview of Arizona Christian School Tuition Organization v. Winn, read this Wall Street Journal op-ed. Although the case centers on the issue of taxpayer standing, I am pleased that Justice Kennedy’s majority opinion and Justice Kagan’s dissenting opinion mentions James Madison’s famous “Memorial and Remonstrance.” As Kagan points out, Madison “criticized aContinue Reading
David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report covers the opening salvo of the state legislative debate over redistricting.
Don Boudreaux responds to a recent Wall Street Journal article by a pair of politicians (Senators Baucus and Kerry) that gave a weak argument for free trade. He makes a much better case. Editor, The Wall Street Journal 1211 6th Ave. New York, NY 10036 Dear Editor: Two cheers for Senators Max Baucus and JohnContinue Reading