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The First Rule of Budget Holes: Stop Digging
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The First Rule of Budget Holes: Stop Digging

In a familiar storyline, Pennsylvania lawmakers are seeking to close a budget gap of some $3.2 billion by—you guessed it—raising taxes. To that end, Governor Ed Rendell has called for a “modest” hike of 16 percent in the state income tax rate from 3.07 to 3.57 percent for the next three years. Similar “temporary” tax hikes, implemented in 1983 and 1991, have yet to be fully repealed.

06/24/2009
California - Our Canary in a Coal Mine
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California - Our Canary in a Coal Mine

It's common knowledge that California is going broke.  So broke they're asking for TARP money, a program whose beneficiaries can't get out of fast enough.  It was bad enough when they took  my money to give to banks and companies that made bad decisions - but naysayers were explained away with words about "systemic risk" and "too big to fail."  With a GDP among the top ten in the world (were it an independent country), it's hard to see how we won't see those same platitudes trotted out again.

05/15/2009
Card Check Update: New "Compromise" Emerges
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Card Check Update: New "Compromise" Emerges

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03/23/2009
Card Check Comes to Congress
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Card Check Comes to Congress

As most are aware, the dreaded Employee Free Anti-Choice Act or Card Check was introduced in the House and Senate today.  The timing has been uncertain for a while, but everyone knew it was coming.  Luckily, FreedomWorks is prepared.

03/10/2009
FreedomWorks Applauds the “Secret Ballot Protection Act”
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FreedomWorks Applauds the “Secret Ballot Protection Act”

Washington, DC – While political insiders and unions bosses are looking to force workers into unions and take away workers rights to a secret ballot, the Republicans Study Committee led by

02/17/2009
Employee No Choice Act: Update
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Employee No Choice Act: Update

Jan 2nd the WSJ had an interesting piece suggesting that a Dem majority might keep card check at bay.  While that might seem like an oxymoron of sorts, the op-ed did raise some thought-provoking points and suggested that the specter of card check actually passing might keep some former supporters at bay.

01/04/2009
Don't Read this Post
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Don't Read this Post

Unless you want to get very, very angry.

12/29/2008
Public Schools Next at the Bailout Trough
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Public Schools Next at the Bailout Trough

Since I wrote about the Metro asking for a bailout and noted that there were at least some flagging industries that still hadn't asked for a bailout, to no surprise to anyone, that has changed.  Newspapers have indeed started asking for their handout because without newspapers, according to people who have never heard of the internet, citizens would have no idea what was going on.  Michelle Malkin has been watching the ridiculousness unfold over on her blog.

12/01/2008
A Very Merry Belated Labor Day
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A Very Merry Belated Labor Day

In keeping with Labor Day traditions the nation over, yesterday many got a day off to reflect on all the wonderous things labor unions have done for America - most notably, getting us a day off at the end of the summer - but also prevailing wage, increased costs, and lower productivity.

09/02/2008
Made in China: Free trade helps all
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Made in China: Free trade helps all

Did you grow your own sugar? Did you build your own laptop? Maybe, but odds are you didn't. You almost certainly traded money for sugar and your laptop. We buy things because we don't have the time, resources or know-how to make them ourselves. Heck, sometimes, we're just too lazy, (thank God for Domino's Pizza). A sensible person will always buy a product if it's cheaper than making it himself. This is why countries trade as well. A nation will buy goods from another if it is cheaper than making them at home. I like free trade. You should, too.

11/25/2007

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