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Posts by donnamartinez (page 9)

  • Nov. 10 In Raleigh: Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol On Election Results

    You’re invited to hear election perspective from one of the most respected national analysts working today: Bill Kristol. Monday, November 10, 2014, 12:00 p.m. Renaissance Hotel, 4100 Main at North Hills Street, Raleigh, NC 27609 – View Map Price: $40 – Purchase tickets here. Join us…
    donnamartinez, October 28, 2014
  • A Sure Sign Regulators Have Over-Stepped

    Teeth whitening — who can provide the service in our state and who can’t — is now the subject of a U.S. Supreme Court case. The N.C. Board of Dental Examiners wants to keep non-dentists from providing the service. Carolina Journal reported on the case/issue in 2012. The eight-member dental…
    donnamartinez, October 28, 2014
  • Some Have Just Given Up Hope

    There was a time when Americans presumed they would be better off than their parents, and parents hoped they would live to see the day when their kids prospered. But is that still possible today? Is there an expectation that if you work hard, you will naturally prosper? There are…
    donnamartinez, October 27, 2014
  • Will We Rub Our Hands And Wait, Or Will We Act?

    Having grown up in a working class family where money was always short and we sometimes went without, I am particularly drawn to writing about how best to help the poor. That’s why I read this column distributed to the Herald-Sun by the progressives at N.C. Policy Watch and…
    donnamartinez, October 24, 2014
  • “I think that is extremely disingenuous and extremely inappropriate”

    Carolina Journal’s Barry Smith reports today on disturbing information about a possible plan to disrupt voting in North Carolina. As early voting opens for the 2014 general election, an attorney representing the state in the lawsuit fighting state election law reforms is seeking further information regarding statements made earlier…
    donnamartinez, October 23, 2014
  • Why Do We Penalize Savings & Investment? We Should Encourage It.

    One of the ways we become self-sufficient and able to pass on the fruits of our lifetime of work is to save and invest. Yet the North Carolina tax code discourages savings and investment through the tax code. JLF’s Roy Cordato explained in his recent Spotlight report. In 2013…
    donnamartinez, October 23, 2014
  • Stunning Abuse Of Paid Leave For Federal Workers

    It’s hard not to become cynical when GAO reports like this one illustrate how hard-earned tax dollars are being used and abused.  The Washington Examiner reports: The federal government has shelled out more than $700 million in paid leave to more than 57,000 employees who were home from work…
    donnamartinez, October 21, 2014
  • “Please.”

    Carolina Journal’s Rick Henderson adds perspective to the reporting on benefits received by Hagan family members from two taxpayer-funded grants. It’s important to put the story into perspective, because the Hagan camp relentlessly deflects and spins, portraying these taxpayer handouts passed around from one family-owned company to another as…
    donnamartinez, October 21, 2014