Daily Archives: May 25, 2011
It may sound crazy in theory, but the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) actually has in place two penalties that target those who are married. The first penalty strongly encourages individuals to cohabitate instead of marrying. For health insurance, two singles living together who each earn $30,000 would easily qualify for assistance usingContinue Reading
David Bass’ latest Carolina Journal Online report details the N.C. House Rules Committee’s split vote against a scaled-back version of the Sunshine Amendment.
To anyone who has seen a picture of the JLF’s namesake it is quite clear that he was not exactly the handsomest of men–primarily due is his unusually large schnoz. Not sure why but I just did a Google search of “John Locke’s Nose” and this made the top of the list. While it doesn’tContinue Reading
Two weeks ago, I outlined my objections to the NC Senate majority’s plan to reduce class sizes in grades K-3. The following details why: Recent studies of class sizes in North Carolina public schools (see below) suggest that there is a weak or no significant relationship between small class sizes and student achievement. In addition,Continue Reading
Writing recently in the Washington Times, Raleigh’s Garland S. Tucker III, author of The High Tide of American Conservatism, urged Republicans to think about more than just Ronald Reagan’s example as they choose their standard bearer for the 2012 presidential election. Tucker suggests this country also could benefit from the types of policy prescriptions pursuedContinue Reading
USA Today published a piece by a really clueless writer, contending that the federal debt is nothing to worry about. Don Boudreaux’s response is devastating: Editor, USA Today Dear Editor: Sally Kohn advises Americans to stop worrying about Uncle Sam’s gargantuan debt (“Don’t believe the hype about U.S. debt,” May 25). But her explanation forContinue Reading
Walter Williams‘ latest column posted at the Washington Examiner dissects criticism about a proposed cut in the FAA budget, which critics contend could lead to increased safety problems. Here are a few facts and then a question. Each Boeing 747 costs $317 million, a 777 goes for $284 million and a 737 sells for $80Continue Reading