Budgets (page 3)

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    “He is no longer on the fringe of the party. He is mainstream”

    The next time you’re mocked for raising the alarm about how far left the Democratic Party has moved since Barack Obama led the party, remind your critics of this scary headline about Sen. Bernie Sanders and his role in today’s Democratic Party: No, it’s not a conservative analyst…
    Donna Martinez, July 19, 2021
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    D.C. Dems Propose Controversial $3.5 Trillion Spending Bill

    Philip Klein of National Review Online urges Republicans to reject the latest Democratic spending plan on Capitol Hill. If there was ever any doubt about whether Republicans should abandon the ridiculous charade of the allegedly bipartisan infrastructure bill, Tuesday night’s news should obliterate it. Senate Democrats have announced…
    Mitch Kokai, July 15, 2021
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    Economic Rorschach Test

    In psychology, a Rorschach test is one in which the patient is presented with a series of inkblot images, and how the patients perceive the images helps inform the psychologist about the patients’ personality characteristics and emotional functioning. Similarly, a chart accompanying a recent…
    Brian Balfour, July 14, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    John Trump reports for Carolina Journal Online on John Locke Foundation experts’ recommendations for reining in the governor’s executive powers. A new CJ Opinion highlights Wednesday’s fifth anniversary of an important money-saving state budget law.
    Mitch Kokai, July 13, 2021
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    State-Run Retirement Plans for Private Sector Workers?

    There’s no doubt that the federal and state governments have far exceeded their core, constitutionally-established functions. HB 899, North Carolina Work and Save, would unfortunately continue that trend, and should be stopped. The bill would establish a retirement fund to be managed and administered by the…
    Brian Balfour, July 2, 2021
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    New Carolina Journal Online Features

    Jeff Moore reports for Carolina Journal Online on the Senate budget’s ban of collusive lawsuit settlements involving the state attorney general. Donna King reports on the Senate’s 32-18 vote to approve that budget plan. Rachel Hall’s CJ Opinion warns about the parasite of a socialist culture.
    Mitch Kokai, June 25, 2021
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    Dan Blue’s Continued Hypocrisy on Taxes

    Estimates from the Senate budget proposal’s tax cut plan project a tax savings of roughly $13.9 billion over the next five years. According to Senate Minority Leader Dan Blue (D-Wake), however, allowing hard-working North Carolinians to keep more of their own money is “reckless.” “I don’t…
    Brian Balfour, June 24, 2021
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    Turning Every State Into California

    Jacob Huebert explains at National Review Online why Biden administration policies would encourage less-profligate states to emulate California. President Biden’s recently enacted American Rescue Plan Act gives states billions for COVID-19 relief, but with strings attached: States that take it are effectively banned from cutting taxes through 2024.
    Mitch Kokai, June 24, 2021