Daily Archives: September 16, 2011
Of course that’s not true. But that’s the logical conclusion one would reach if one believed last month’s spin from left-leaning politicians and pundits. At that time, they decried North Carolina’s 11,000 lost government-sector jobs in July, implying or stating categorically that Republican state budget cuts deserved the blame. The left-of-center claims completely ignored longstandingContinue Reading
Americans for Tax Reform have put together a comprehensive list of the tax increases included in Obama’s latest jobs scam, oops, bill. There is more and more confusion around the jobs numbers and unemployment and just what this “stimlus” is all about. One thing’s for sure – it will cost the taxpayer plenty.
President Obama and his Democratic colleagues felt that Congress has the power to mandate that humans buy health insurance. If Congress has such power, I believe we need to address an equally serious problem. The problem has come to my attention because my cat is sick. For those of you who own cats and dogs,Continue Reading
In the September issue of the Phi Delta Kappan, Joan Richardson argues that the recent PDK poll indicates that Republicans are winning the education debate. When the editor looks at the PDK/Gallup Poll numbers, she sees an American public that largely has been won over by reform ideas first generated by Republicans a few decadesContinue Reading
This just in: Republican budget restores lost government jobs! Or not. Today’s monthly release of statewide employment data from the Employment Security Commission shows how worthless the ESC’s use of data has become. The release (PDF) says the unemployment rate rose to 10.4 percent in August. But it downplayed the big news: Government employment wentContinue Reading
When he’s not exposing corrupt politicians or skewering state government boondoggles, Don Carrington jumps out of airplanes. He’s been skydiving for 40 years, a milestone WRAL noted Thursday during a “Tar Heel Traveler” segment.
He’s not running for re-election, but Democratic Virginia Sen. Jim Webb is still pushing for prison reform, as documented in a Newsweek profile. Webb, a law-and-order type who once derided affirmative action as “state-sponsored racism,” is an unlikely crusader for a cause typically championed by civil-rights activists and drug-war opponents. And yet, in 2009, theContinue Reading
Newsweek has discovered that people don’t need government to address all of their problems. Elsewhere, Americans have gotten tired of waiting for the federal and state governments to solve their problems. They’ve looked at the major issues affecting their communities—unemployment, environmental degradation, crime, aging populations—and they’ve decided to fix what they can with whatever resourcesContinue Reading