Daily Archives: May 24, 2012
It is concentrations of wealth that produce everything I want and need. My house, computers, cars, my new television, my blood pressure medication, my cell phone, the services provided on my cell phone, my fishing pole, my income, the airplanes that fly me to my favorite vacation spots in Italy, the hotels that I stayContinue Reading
My newsletter this week asks the following: It’s bad enough to raise the price of electricity on the poor for the highly dubious benefit of necessary cronyism for green energy. What do you call raising the price of electricity on the poor for nothing?
The National Center for Education Statistics released The Condition of Education 2012 today. Here is one of my favorite tables from the publication: Table A-22-1. Annual educational expenditures, 2008 Country Expenditures per student Expenditures as a percentage of GDP Luxembourg $16,909 2.9 Switzerland $13,775 4.3 Norway $12,070 5.0 United States $10,995 4.1 Austria $10,994 3.6Continue Reading
Before state lawmakers were set to address annexation legislation this afternoon, Americans For Prosperity North Carolina hosted a short briefing for forced annexation critics who traveled to Raleigh for the vote. Click play below to watch 14 1/2 minutes from the briefing led by AFP state director Dallas Woodhouse.
Rick Henderson reports for Carolina Journal Online that the N.C. House budget plan eliminates the Commerce Department position of Henry McKoy, the man at the center of a scandal involving a sustainability nonprofit group.
Today, Education Week published a ridiculous “fact check” of Mitt Romney’s education speech. It is historic – historically bad. The writer starts her “fact check” with a bang, “In his speeches, President Obama likes to tell us, ‘We can’t wait,’ Romney told the crowd at the Latino Coalition’s Small Business Summit Luncheon in Washington. “IfContinue Reading
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Education released their budget recommendations this morning. The bottom line is that the proposal would increase the education budget from $7,444,122,100 approved in 2011 to $7,692,234,560. Much of this increase is paid for using nonrecurring (one-time) funds. Indeed, the elephant in the room is the $226,983,163 in nonrecurring funds usedContinue Reading