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Archive for March, 2011

Excellent piece from Harvard economist Robert Barro in moday’s Wall Street Journal. Amplify’d from www.wallstreetjournal.com How ironic that Wisconsin has become ground zero for the battle between taxpayers and public- employee labor unions. Wisconsin was the first state to allow collective bargaining for government workers (in 1959), following a tradition where it was the first to introduce a personal income tax (in 1911, before the introduction of the current form Read More...

Excellent piece from Harvard economist Robert Barro in moday’s Wall Street Journal. Amplify’d from www.wallstreetjournal.com How ironic that Wisconsin has become ground zero for the battle between taxpayers and public- employee labor unions. Wisconsin was the first state to allow collective bargaining for government workers (in 1959), following a tradition where it was the first to introduce a personal income tax (in 1911, before the introduction of the current form Read More...

Looks that way as the Washington Times points out in Monday’s editorial. Amplify’d from www.washingtontimes.com Otherwise free people suffer “direct, tangible harm” when forced into a government medical system. That’s the argument in a Feb. 11 brief in a court case with direct ramifications for Obamacare. The plaintiffs protest that citizens must enroll in to collect Social Security benefits for which they paid a lifetime of taxes. The tangible harm Read More...

You think Senator Orrin Hatch wants to be re-elected? You betcha (sorry Dana Milbank). Hatch is coming under tremendous fire from voters back home. One of the most recent polls has Senator Hatch in a dead heat with Utah Republican Congressman Jason Chaffetz. Late last week at an event sponsored by the Utah State University College Republicans, Hatch was asked on his views of the new health care law. Let’s Read More...

Looks that way as the Washington Times points out in Monday’s editorial. Amplify’d from www.washingtontimes.com Otherwise free people suffer “direct, tangible harm” when forced into a government medical system. That’s the argument in a Feb. 11 brief in a court case with direct ramifications for Obamacare. The plaintiffs protest that citizens must enroll in Medicare to collect Social Security benefits for which they paid a lifetime of taxes. The tangible Read More...