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Sometimes, a picture is worth a trillion words. This chart from the 4/21 Wall Street Journal puts the budget battle in perspective.
Despite fierce opposition from the PSEA and other Pennsylvania teachers unions Senate Bill 1, the “Opportunity and Educational Improvement Tax Credit Act” is supported heavily among Pennsylvania likely voters. According to the statewide poll Pennsylvania residents support Senate Bill 1 by a 15 percent difference, 54%-39%. According to PR News Wire, “a new Pennsylvania poll, conducted by national polling and research firm Public Opinion Strategies (POS), by a 15% margin (54%-39%) respondent’s favored pending legislation known as Senate Bill 1.” The article went on
This administration has set another landmark: For the first time, America’s bond rating has fallen from standard to negative and the country may lose its Standard & Poor’s AAA rating. This development comes at a time when the White House is busy trying to prove that it is serious about addressing the deficit but pushing an unserious proposal.
Common myths about Senate Bill 1, the "Opportunity Scholarship and Educational Improvement Tax Credit Act."
Last night, I had the privilege of watching the documentary, “The Cartel” which chronicles the failures of New Jersey public education system. The film takes a hard look at just how bad the system is doing. In one scene of the film we are told that New Jersey spends more money then any other state in the union but produces some of our countries worst results. Following this scene the viewer is introduced to wide range of issues facing the New Jersey school system. After seeing these horrible statistics you are introduced to a Representative from the NJEA Teachers Uni
Dear FreedomWorks member,
Dear FreedomWorks member, As one of our million-plus FreedomWorks members nationwide, I urge you to call your representative and ask him or her to cosponsor H.J. Res 56, a balanced budget amendment which would require Congress to balance the federal budget every year. Introduced by Rep. Walsh (R-IL), it would limit spending to 18 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), it would require a two-thirds majority vote in both chambers to raise taxes, a three-fifths vote to increase the debt limit, and similar levels to exceed the limit in the case of war.
Paul Ryan’s budget should dismiss any notion that the new Congress is not serious about reform. Previously, critics might chirp that any proposed cuts were merely for political points, but now the Budget Committee chairman’s proposal tackles out-of-control entitlement spending head-on and calls for reducing wasteful defense spending as well—not a traditional goal of previous Republican establishments.
Today, the Pennsylvania Senate Appropriations Committee is voting on Senate Bill 1, the "Opportunity Scholarship and Educational Improvement Tax Credit Act." Senate Bill 1 will allow students from failing and often violent schools the opportunity to pick the school of their choice regardless of zip code. SB1 will grant low-income children in low-achieving schools a scholarship to attend a better public or private school of their choice without raising taxes or spending more money.