Daily Archives: July 10, 2012

Tax Reform: Debate and Ideas coming your way

Leaders across the state are starting to talk about tax reform. In a recent interview, President of the Senate, Phil Berger was asked: Where do we stand with tax reform? Will the majority try to do away with state income tax in the next couple of years, possibly replace it with a sales tax onContinue Reading

CAP report: NC students say school is easy

According to a new report by the left-wing Center for American Progress (CAP), students in North Carolina and elsewhere say that school is a breeze. Percent of NC 4th Graders Who Say Math Work Is Too Easy Never or Hardly Ever: 15% Sometimes: 52% Often: 20% Always or Almost Always: 13% Percent of NC 8thContinue Reading

JLF expert documents market share for schools of choice across the U.S.

We often hear that public charter schools and other school choice options are designed to “destroy” or “dismantle” traditional public schools. Terry Stoops puts that claim to the test and documents the results in his latest John Locke Foundation Policy Report. Stoops found that school choice options have done little to shift students out ofContinue Reading

Is Obamacare going to impose the largest tax increase ever?

Writing in the New York Sun, Ira Stoll argues that it is. He takes issue with various defenders of Obama’s megastate, who think it’s important to show that it isn’t the largest tax increase ever. That strikes me as a tempest in a teapot. Whether it is the largest or only one of the largestContinue Reading

N.C.’s Burr co-authors National Review Online column warning of an ‘Obamatax’

North Carolina Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr joins Oklahoma colleague Tom Coburn in writing a new National Review Online column warning of an impending “Obamatax.” As we continue to review last week’s sweeping decision and its consequences for the American people, it is worth taking stock of Obamacare, perhaps now better named “Obamatax,” starting withContinue Reading

Heartland scholar rebuts the myth of Obama’s relative frugality

If you paid any attention to President Obama’s recent efforts to assign all blame for the federal government’s spendthrift ways on his predecessor, a new Forbes column from Peter Ferrara of the Heartland Institute should give you enough data to set your mind at ease. First, Ferrara details the role then-Sen. Barack Obama and fellowContinue Reading

Historian Johnson has fond memories of 1981

Historian Paul Johnson‘s latest Forbes column suggests Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has a chance to repeat a key event in recent American history. As long as America continues to have a weak and indecisive Administration, we can expect no resolute lead from Washington, either. Mitt Romney has yet to establish himself as a worldContinue Reading

Latest dispatches from the campaign trail, July 10, 2012

• Rep. Larry Kissell, D-8th, is being shunned by local Democrats for his endorsement of a vote repealing the Affordable Care Act and his refusal to back President Obama for re-election.   • Democrat Hayden Rogers, who hopes to replace his boss Heath Shuler as the representative to the 11th Congressional District, will get aContinue Reading