Must Reads for March 30
Chicago Tribune: More success from Urban Prep
Urban Prep reports that 83 percent of the students in that 2010 graduating class enrolled last fall for their second year of college.
Reason: Forget about income inequality
Opening more economic opportunities will help the poor, not eradicating inequalities.
American Thinker: Watch Wisconsin
If this last desperate effort of the power-mongers of
leftism fails, then their whip may become a wet noodle, and the whole
corrupt syndicate of leftism may completely unravel.
Must Reads for March 29
Real Clear Politics: Job killers
On top of doing little good, endless rules kill the
freedom that made America the land of opportunity. We preach
entrepreneurship, and try to teach children the value, satisfaction and
excitement of starting their own businesses.
Policymic: ObamaCare gives government unlimited power, violates constitution
Never before in American history have a majority of
states sued to have a federal law declared unconstitutional. The people
of the United States, speaking through their elected state officials,
have made it very clear that they consider this unique law is not an
exercise of power which the Constitution granted to Congress, but rather
a usurpation of powers which were never granted.
Vidette: Illinois scores B- for government transparency
“Posting spending information online will increase
citizen trust by demystifying state and local spending and providing
easy access numbers”Must Reads for March 28
Bloomberg: Illinois joins states with biggest debts gauged by Fitch
Illinois joins Connecticut and Hawaii among U.S. states
with the largest debt burdens relative to residents’ personal income,
when pension obligations are added, according to new measurements from
Featured Letter to the Editor: "Free" means little without providers
If the fundamental objective is to serve the medically
indigent, the federal government's expansion of Medicaid will result in
exactly the opposite.
Chicago Tribune: Springfield's sleepwalkers
Where's the sense of urgency?
Reason: How government failure leads to more government failure: Another ObamaCare example
Government mandates that hospitals and physicians treat
the uninsured. Hospitals and physicians then, in turn, jack up their
prices in order to get compensated for the "free" care which then feeds
into higher insurance premiums for people who buy health insurance.
Must Reads for March 27
Chicago Tribune: "The keep-spending-forever bill"
Quinn wants to economize. Parochial pols and labor lobbyists say no. Lawmakers, kill this.
St. Louis Business Journal: Illinois ranks third in job losses since 2008
Illinois lost the third largest number of jobs at
291,200, behind Florida, which lost 578,900 jobs and California, which
lost 855,200 jobs.
National Review: Year two of the ObamaCare era
In Year One of the Obamacare era, we got a preview of
what is to come. We know that Year Three will be pivotal for the law’s
future, between the Supreme Court and the November election. But it was
what we learned in the last twelve months that set the stage for this
pivotal, upcoming year.Featured Letter to the Editor: We must regulate our spending in this country
We have a national debt that is more than $15 trillion, and it must be reduced because to go on or get worse will spell ruin for the whole country.
Must Reads for March 26
Featured Letter to the Editor: Illinois' woes
The recent Chicago Tribune interview with the CEO of Caterpillar was excellent. He was very straightforward and said exactly what is wrong with the state of Illinois.Washington Post: ObamaCare's contract problem
Throughout the life of this nation it has been understood that for a contract to be valid, the parties to it must mutually assent to its terms — without duress.Reason: Three reasons to end ObamaCare before it begins!
As the legality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - a.k.a. ObamaCare - goes before the highest court in the land, here are three reasons to chuck the whole program even before it gets underway.Wall Street Journal: Governor 13.3%
One of the last states to have a tax rate as high as California is proposing was Delaware in the 1970s. Its rate hit 19.8%. Then-Governor Pete du Pont cut the rate to 10.3% in 1979 and later to 5.95%, and after five years the state's revenues had nearly doubled and its credit rating went from the worst to one of the best.