Budgets (page 250)

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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Anthony Hennen’s latest Carolina Journal Online report documents the five-figure bonuses Cleveland County awarded to its manager during a salary freeze for other county employees. John Hood’s Daily Journal tells the story of some Virginia Cavaliers.
    Mitch Kokai, August 11, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Sara Burrows’ latest Carolina Journal Online report details charter school advocates’ concerns about the members of a new charter oversight group. John Hood’s Daily Journal probes the fiscal and political crisis in Washington, including liberals’ claims that Tea Party activism led to the federal debt downgrade.
    Mitch Kokai, August 10, 2011
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    Thomas: Liberals just can’t say no to bigger government

    Cal Thomas‘ latest column pinpoints a key reason for the federal government’s debt crisis. “Always pay the bank,” was my father’s sound advice. And so I have, which is why my credit score remains high. Not so with the United States government.
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2011
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    Lowry reviews Obama’s AA+ presidency

    While an AA+ grade might sound good to a schoolkid, it’s not the rating we want for our federal credit. But it’s the rating we have now from Standard & Poor’s. National Review‘s Rich Lowry places the blame at the top of the presidential administration, explaining in a…
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2011
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    Sowell probes the reasons for the federal debt downgrade

    Thomas Sowell’s latest column points readers toward the source of Standard & Poor’s unease about the federal government’s debt levels. Hint: It’s not the debt-limit dilemma. Why was there a financial crisis in the first place? Because of runaway spending that sent the national debt up…
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2011
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    New Carolina Journal Online features

    Karen Welsh’s latest Carolina Journal Online report highlights different attitudes among teachers and the public about education reform. John Hood’s Daily Journal distinguishes democrats from demagogues.
    Mitch Kokai, August 9, 2011
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    Ryan budget looking better and better

    Could Congress and the president have avoided Standard and Poor’s federal debt downgrade by passing Paul Ryan‘s budget plan? The Wisconsin congressman believes so. The Weekly Standard reports Ryan’s reaction to the S&P news. Yesterday on Fox News Sunday, Paul Ryan responded to Standard…
    Mitch Kokai, August 8, 2011
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    Murdock praises S&P’s downgrade of America’s sovereign debt

    Deroy Murdock‘s latest column explains why Standard & Poor’s decision to downgrade the American government’s debt rating could be described as a “patriotic act of tough love.” In the short term, this unprecedented news will hammer national prestige, hike interest rates, and heap short-term…
    Mitch Kokai, August 8, 2011