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Faith, love, and children, By John Hayward
April 26th, 2013 - President Obama became the first sitting president to address Planned Parenthood on Friday.  Not surprisingly, he didn’t have anything to say about Kermit Gosnell, or the wave of medical emergencies at abortion clinics, or the sex-selection abortions Live Action discovered at Planned Parenthood.  Obama didn’t even use the word “abortion” in his speech.  Abortion is so wonderful that even the most strident abortion radical ever elected to the White House can’t bring himself to say the... read more
Heritage Foundation… Morning Bell: Why My Family Came to America, Jessica Zuckerman
April 26, 2013 - More than any other nation in history, the United States has made itself a new home for immigrants in search of a better life. It embraces those who come to this country honestly—often with nothing more than their work ethic—in search of the promises and opportunities of the American Dream. As a second-generation American, I think of this promise often. Each and every day, when I see my grandfather’s Ellis Island records hanging... read more
Townhall Finance…Changing the Conversation, by Peter Schiff
Don Draper, Mad Men's master advertiser likes to say "when you don't like what they are saying, change the conversation."  When it comes to the current economic weakness, which was confirmed again today by the release of lower than expected GDP data, Washington would love do just that. Fortunately for them, they consistently outdo the master minds of Madison Avenue when it comes to misdirection. If the government doesn't like what people are saying, they don't bother just to change the... read more
Redstate… Marriage as Purposeful Institution, By Ryan T. Anderson
April 23rd, 2013 - When a baby is born, a mother always is nearby. The question is whether a father will be involved in the life of that child and, if so, for how long. Marriage increases the odds that a man will be committed to both the children that he helps create and to the woman with whom he does so. The recent oral arguments at the Supreme Court highlighted this and other key questions about redefining marriage as we’ve always understood it in America. That is, marriage is the union of a man and woman as... read more…Environmentalism’s seven deadliest, most destructive power grabs
April 22, 2013–GANG GREEN’S SEVEN DEADLIEST, MOST DESTRUCTIVE POWER GRABS: #7 – The “Endangered Species Act” Sold as legislation that would protect vulnerable species, the Endangered Species Act and other wildlife preservation laws are instead routinely abused by environmentalists as weapons against employers. A favorite tactic is to use junk science and strong-arm tactics to get species that are not threatened or endangered listed as “threatened” or “endangered” to shut down... read more
Redstate…Gun Control: Treating The Symptoms, By Breeanne Howe
As the nation struggles to understand the attack at the Boston Marathon, the debate over background checks for gun buyers has received more attention from gun control advocates as a result. The left argues that stricter gun control laws might prevent tragedies such as the Boston bombings and the Newtown shooting. The right points out that criminals, including the Boston bombers, do not adhere to the law and creating new gun control... read more
Breitbart News…The Gun Control Poll that might finally shut the media up
For weeks, the media pretended that poll after poll proving the American people were moving against stricter gun control simply didn't exist. This included a Gallup poll that showed 96% of the American people did not consider gun control any kind of national priority. But media propaganda isn't about reality; it is about the manufacturing of a reality. So the media-collective glommed on to flawed polls that showed upwards of 90% support for the tightening of background checks. Clutching these 90% polls in a ... read more
Townhall Finance…A Tax Increase For Every Home, by John Ransom
Despite President Barack Obama’s promises that he would never, ever, ever, raise taxes on people making less than $250,000 year, a new analysis from the Tax Policy Center -- citing a new tobacco tax that will hit some low-income families harder than the rest -- indicates he's breaking that oath. Upon closer examination of the budget, it's revealed Obama raises taxes on middle and low-income families again, and again, and again. “President Barack... read more… Obama Budget Shows Middle-Class Tax Pledge Was Fraud
04/23/2013 - Taxes: A new study shows President Obama's budget would significantly boost taxes on the middle class. Funny, we seem to recall him promising voters that only the rich would pay for his grandiose spending plans. According to the analysis from the nonpartisan but liberal-leaning Tax Policy Center, Obama's budget would hit wealthy families hardest, with the top 20% of income earners shouldering almost 90% of the tax hike. But families at every income level would end up paying more if... read more
Redstate… Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled, By Erick Erickson
I remember it so clearly — a memory you can only remember so clearly when it is from sadness. You can’t let it go. I was sitting in the mud by the rear passenger side tire of my old Acura cradling my one year old in the steady, driving rain. I was sobbing doing my best not to fall apart in front of my little girl. But the tears ran. My throat hurt as I tried to suppress the guttural cries I wanted to cry there in the mud. RedState, which got up and running in 2004... read more
Toledo Blade… DeWine does double duty
A sweepstakes parlor, or Internet café, gives away chances to win prizes with the use of Internet access. Ohio has more than 800 such mini-casinos. They also are popular in the South, where their owners have been able to amass enough money to buy political influence. In Florida, an influence-peddling scandal involving the cafés has led to calls for their abolition. Defenders say Internet cafés are benign businesses that create jobs. Critics call them pernicious, claiming they exploit old and poor people... read more
Facts No Fantasy… Earth Day and Environmental Insanity, By Alan Caruba
Anyone who has been paying any attention to the environmental movement has got to have concluded it is insane. • While the United States stands poised on defaulting on its ever-growing debt—the highest in the nation’s history; • While wars and insurrections are waged in the Middle East, across northern Africa, and in the Ivory Coast; • While Japan struggles to deal with a major earthquake and nuclear plant meltdown; • While Islam wages... read more
Townhall Finance… It's Not a Miracle - It's America, by Charles Payne
The Mughal's nature is such that they demand miracles, but if a miracle were to be performed by some upright follower of our religion, they would say that it had been brought about by magic and sorcery. They would strike him down with spears or would stone him to death. Antonio Monserrate The stock market continues to endure its toughest week of the year with intermittent flashes of resolve, even as the economic backdrop is proving too difficult sledding. When a rally is as hated as this one has been... read more
Fascinating Images… So who is Chalkman? Notes by Bob Robinson
As always, when I get an “Email Blast” that I feel CNO readers would be interested in, I do a little Internet research to see what pops up. Sometimes I get “urban legends” – ie, not so. Sometimes I find that it’s legitimate. I provide a little background information. This is the first time I found (supposedly) two Chalk Men. For future reference, there is another set of chalk art that I’ll be posting in the future… a third chalk man? For these images, I... read more
Redstate...Gang Plan: Perennial De Facto Amnesty, By Daniel Horowitz
April 17th, 2013–One of the most common bromides regurgitated by Republicans in defense of ‘amnesty first, enforcement later’ proposals is that we already have de facto amnesty with Obama not enforcing the laws. This was always a dubious argument even before the release of the gang bill.  We should not use Obama’s malevolence as a baseline from which to craft public policy. Instead of rewarding Obama for his insidious abuse of power by granting him the desired outcome, we should hammer him... read more… EPA's Dirty Secret About The Environment, By John Merline
The Environmental Protection Agency late last month proposed strict new "clean fuel" standards on gasoline. The EPA said the so-called Tier 3 rule would cut emissions of smog-forming pollutants, as well as toxic emissions like benzene. What the EPA didn't say was that levels of these pollutants have been falling steadily for years, and would continue to fall even without the new rule, which the oil industry says will cost tens of billions of dollars. Indeed, a fact that won't get much attention on Earth... read more
From “God Don’t Make Junk”… The Golf Balls of Life, By Bob Robinson
In 2005 I wrote as part of the introduction to my book, “God Don’t Make Junk, from Ramblings of an Old Man,” an adaptation to something that was floating around the Internet. It was about golf balls and pebbles and sand and stuff. The message was powerful; the delivery… well… so, so. I love stealing great ideas that are presented in a boring manner and trying to liven them up a bit. Which is exactly what I did. I published my version in my... read more
Redstate...When Will Republicans Understand Free Market Healthcare? By Daniel Horowitz
April 18th, 2013–Healthcare is one of the most complex policy issues.  The lack of free market healthcare, engendered by endless government interventions (and secondary interventions to fix the original interventions), has made policy solutions even more cumbersome.  But the overarching principle of any reform must begin with the understanding that federal intervention in the healthcare industry has inexorably driven up the cost of healthcare and health insurance.  As such, no healthcare policy panacea... read more
Townhall Finance...Obama’s Growth-Busting Budget, by Larry Kudlow
No matter how you slice the Obama budget pie, the inescapable fact is that the president wants to get rid of the roughly $1 trillion budget-cutting sequester and substitute in a $1 trillion-plus tax hike. In other words, more spending, more taxing. Growth-busting. The GOP should just say no. And let me provide some counsel to my Republican friends in Washington, in particular in the House. Balanced budgets don’t create growth. This mantra is wrong. It’s... read more
Townhall… New Data on Border Crossings Could Change Immigration Debate, by Byron York
Apr 16, 2013 - There's a confrontation coming between the Obama administration and Republicans in Congress over the most basic question of immigration reform: How secure is the U.S. border with Mexico? Not only does the administration not know -- and perhaps doesn't want to know -- but there are signs the border is less secure than some of the most skeptical Republicans thought. Last year the Border Patrol began experimenting with a new drone-based surveillance system that had been developed for ... read more
Heritage Foundation… Morning Bell: Standing with Boston, By James Carafano
April 16, 2013 - America is at its best when it faces adversity with courage, confidence, and determination. That recipe of “what makes us who we are” holds for hurricanes, disasters, and tragedies like the one that occurred during yesterday’s Boston Marathon. A security professional knows what to do first: Take care of the injured, protect the responders and bystanders who are racing to the scene to help (who can often be the target of... read more
Townhall… America's Founders vs. the IRS, by Chuck Norris
Apr 16, 2013 - Documents obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request revealed that agents for the Internal Revenue Service are bypassing warrants and sifting through the email and other electronic communications of American citizens.
Those documents disclosed that "agents were told they didn't need a warrant to root through emails, texts or Facebook pages of people (the IRS) is investigating," according to Fox News. Despite the fact that IRS email surveillance is a clear affront... read more
Heritage Foundation… Obama Budget Ends Funding for D.C. School Choice Program
By Lindsey Burke - April 12, 2013 - Yesterday, Education Secretary Arne Duncan testified before the House Appropriations Committee about Obama’s fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget request for the Department of Education. Congressman Andy Harris (R–MD) took the opportunity to question Duncan about a glaring omission from the budget: funding for the D.C. Opportunity Scholarship Program (DCOSP)... read more
Mail Magazine 24… Small business owners criticize Obamacare roll out, by Betsi Fores
More business owners are upset about the Affordable Care Act, now that the Department of Health and Human Services has announced that the small-business health care marketplace exchange will be delayed until 2015 because of “operational challenges.” Employees of small businesses will still have access to insurance, but due to the delay they will be limited to one choice during the first year, rather than all the options promised under the full-fledged small-business exchange... read more
Geezer Planet Goodies, From a CNO Reader, Notes by Bob Robinson
It’s fascinating what comes through your email these days. Most of it is discarded, often without bothering to look. Some of it deserves a second glance. And an unusually high number recently were too good not to share with our readers. Seniors especially will delight in these photos from a CNO reader. Well… I think they will. I’m a senior and I got a big chuckle out of them. Well… most of them. Especially humorous to me was the older gentleman... read more
Cleveland Plain Dealer… The dangers of test-score worship, By Sharon Broussard
April 12, 2013 - A major academic cheating scandal involving the Atlanta Public Schools just might jolt states out of their lackadaisical oversight of school officials trying to game standardized tests as the results become more and more important in determining educators' prestige and pay. That is the takeaway from last week's stories about one of the nation's former rock-star school superintendents being forced to show up like a common criminal to get her bail reduced to $200,000 from... read more
Mail Magazine 24...When the Government Goes Bankrupt, by Andrew P. Napolitano
What happens when the government goes bankrupt? This question is one that sounds like a hypothetical exercise in a law school classroom from just a few years ago, where it might have been met with some derision. But today, it is a realistic and terrifying inquiry that many who have financial relationships with governments in America will need to make, and it will be answered with the gnashing of teeth. Earlier this week, a federal judge accepted the bankruptcy petition of Stockton, Calif., a city of about... read more
Townhall...Object Lesson: "Temporary" Amnesty Never Dies, By Michelle Malkin
Apr 12, 2013–Does America lack "compassion" and "humanity" for uninvited foreigners? Quite the contrary. While open-borders activists rail against "injustice" and demand new "pathways to citizenship," official U.S. policy rewards countless line-jumpers with permanent residency and taxpayer-subsidized benefits. Case in point: the massive "Temporary Protected Status" (TPS) program run by the Department of Homeland Security. In theory... read more
Redstate… Taxes, Guns, and Chuck Schumer as GOP Leader, By Daniel Horowitz
April 10th, 2013 - Until recently, taxes and guns were the two issues that served as the glue to bind together Republicans of all stripes.  They were the two issues that even feckless elected-Republicans could be counted on to hold the line and stand with conservatives.  But over the past few years, Obama and the Democrats have gotten Republicans to break their impervious opposition to tax increases by supporting “increased revenue” and closing “loopholes.”  Now they are doing the same... read more
A testament to faith… Groom, Texas, Edited by Bob Robinson
I’d never heard of Groom, Texas. When I got the usual “blast” email with some fantastic photos of statues depicting the various events in Jesus’ life, death and resurrection, my first thought was, “if true, maybe this is a Sunday offering.” True. A Google search turned up dozens if not hundreds of links about this amazing offering near a small town of a little under 600 people about 50 miles from Amarillo. It is located on Interstate 40 (what used... read more
Heritage Foundation...Morning Bell: 5 Things to Know About the Obama Budget, By Amy Payne
April 11, 2013 –  President Obama finally released his budget yesterday—more than two months late. Heritage experts immediately went to work analyzing the mounds of new spending on education, manufacturing, “clean energy,” infrastructure, and small business.
But the President didn’t stop at more of the same failed stimulus and Solyndra-type policies. He also piled on the tax increases —including on seniors, the poor, and the middle class.Five key things to know about President Obama’s budget: 1. It ... read more
PolitiChicks...Bye, Bye Sheriffs: Colorado Redefines the Police State, By Elizabeth Hermesch
April 9, 2013–According to the book They Fired the First Shot, “Sheriffs across our nation are standing up against tyranny and are winning their battles without violence, without protests, without lawsuits. How? Because constitutional power is clear as to who holds the final authority in local areas. Not the President of the United States, not Congress, not the Supreme Court, but the local Sheriff holds the authority and he is fast becoming the hero of the ... read more
Columbus Dispatch… Obama’s non-recovery, Now in his second term, president can’t dodge responsibility
Wednesday April 10, 2013 - Last week’s worse-than-expected U.S. jobs report gave even supporters of Barack Obama pause. Could it finally be that those who gave him a pass on the economy throughout his entire first term, arguing that he had inherited an unprecedented challenge, are beginning to see that it’s time to start holding this second-term president responsible for an economy that keeps shedding workers and hope? Four years and four months into the Obama administration, he clearly ... read more
Townhall… Government Plays Favorites, By John Stossel
Apr 10, 2013 - People say government must "help the little guy, promote equality, level the playing field." People often go into government to do that. But even when people mean well, it's natural for them to help out their cronies. David Stockman, who ran the Office of Management and Budget under Ronald Reagan, was criticized for saying the government's budget numbers didn't add up. But he was right. Now, in his book "The Great Deformation,"... read more
National Review… Why There’s a Backlash against Common Core, By Lindsey M. Burke
Decisions about standards should be made at the state and local level. April 8, 2013 - The federal government has spent billions to move Common Core forward, and it has put billions more on the line. Unfortunately, parents, teachers, tea-party activists, and governors have every reason to believe Common Core represents major, unprecedented federal intervention into education. In a speech to the National Governor’s Association in 2010, President Obama stated... read more
Heritage Foundation… School Choice Blooming this Spring, By Rachel Sheffield
April 2, 2013 - School choice is making headlines in multiple states this spring. Several have approved or are considering proposals to expand educational opportunity for families. Texas is going bold by introducing multiple school choice proposals. Heritage’s Lindsey Burke explains that these include: an elimination of the cap on charter schools (only 215 are currently allowed to operate), creation of special needs scholarships to allow... read more
Townhall… Jobs Numbers Demystified, By Andrew Puzder
Apr 05, 2013 - Editor's note: This piece was co-authored by Michael Talent. Trying to figure out what the “official” unemployment rate means can be very frustrating. Much of what we hear is complex and counter intuitive. The numbers seem inconsistent with what people are experiencing and many people are simply losing interest. We hear about growth in the non-institutional population, a decline in the labor participation rate, people who are unemployed and want a job not being counted as unemployed... read more
Townhall… What Has Happened to Liberal Education? By Linda Chavez
Apr 05, 2013 - Liberal education once stood for something grand and good: the study of the arts, humanities and sciences with the aim of improving the mind through the acquisition of knowledge and the pursuit of truth. But some of America's most elite colleges and universities have all but abandoned this goal. Instead, many selective schools favor the faddish, the politically correct and the dogmatic, all the while proclaiming their devotion to promoting "critical... read more
Another Subprime Idea from Obama, by Diane Katz
The Obama Administration is reportedly pushing banks to increase mortgage lending to people with relatively weak credit in hopes of boosting home sales. But the very same policy under Presidents Clinton and Bush contributed mightily to the housing bubble that ultimately devastated millions of families in mortgage default. Credit is indeed tight—a predicament that’s exacerbated by the President’s tax and regulatory policies. Reforms to those policies are needed to prompt housing-sector growth... read more
Townhall… Small Cities in Small Counties, by Rich Galen
Apr 05, 2013 - From Marietta, Ohio 45750 - The Washington County GOP Lincoln Day Dinner - I love county-level political events. Unlike major Washington, DC-based events or national political conventions, the people who come to Lincoln Day (on the GOP side) or Jefferson-Jackson Day (for the Dems) dinners, or county picnics during the summer, or participate in parades are the people who are truly the backbone of American politics... read more
Energy Tomorrow...Tale of Three Shale States, By Mark Green
Apr. 4, 2013 - Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York. Three states blessed with vast shale resources, three stories: Pennsylvania The shale natural gas revolution has revolutionized the state’s economy. A recent IHS report: The adoption of hydraulic fracturing in Pennsylvania was the main driver of double digit job growth in Pennsylvania in 2010 and 2011, providing a bulwark against deep recession at a time when many other sectors of the state economy were struggling. In terms of jobs: The economic ... read more
Mail Magazine 24...What Immigration Reform Must Do, By Amy Payne
Immigration is a difficult issue—there’s no getting around that. How do we encourage and improve lawful immigration, while deterring unlawful immigration? David Addington, head of Heritage’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies, takes on this question just as the Senate’s “Gang of Eight” nears a deal on a new bill. He writes: The U.S. should reform its immigration system through a careful, step-by-step process that welcomes lawful... read more
Fox News… ObamaCare in Trouble? Exchange provision delayed, as lawmakers push to repeal another, By Jim Angle
April 03, 2013 - Parts of ObamaCare are starting to fray, even before full implementation. The Obama administration now says a special system of exchanges designed to make it easier for small businesses to provide insurance will be delayed an entire year -- to 2015. "Lots of small businesses struggle with providing insurance for their workers so this was supposed to facilitate it and make it easier for small business to do this," said Jim Capretta of the Ethics and Public Policy Center. "It was a huge portion... read more
Kids & Their Pets… Kids… You gotta love it! From a CNO Reader
If you have been around kids for any length of time, you have come to understand that there is very little they do that will or can surprise you. Their imagination, ingenuity and ability to move you in various ways seems limitless. Consequently, their creativity when it comes to playing with their best friends… the family pet… should also come as no surprise. The photos you see will be a special treat not only for folks who love kids, but for those... read more
Mail Magazine 24...Study: Waste Could Fund up to 45,000 Years of White House Tours, by Celia Bigelow
A study from the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) shows the federal government's needless spending and costly regulations waste over $42 billion dollars–enough to fund up to 45,000 years of White House tours. After the White House announced that its public tours would be one of the first government functions to be shut down due to the budget sequester's slowdown of spending increases, conservatives have highlighted government spending on inconsequential projects... read more
The Heritage Foundation...Jim DeMint: My First Day as Heritage's President
Today is my first full day as president of The Heritage Foundation, and the first thing I want to do is thank my predecessor Ed Feulner for the institution he has built over the past 36 years. The second thing I will do is tell you that we will not change the boundless optimism and pride in our country you’ve come to expect from Heritage—or our commitment to make sure America remains a beacon of freedom to the world. Heritage has always believed the values that... read more
Mail Magazine 24… Obama Ignores 85,933 Ideas to Save Money, by T. Elliot Gaiser
President Obama asked federal workers to suggest ways for the federal government to save money, and American citizens responded – with 86,000 suggestions. But his administration picked only 67 of those ideas, most of which are either minute or simply take credit for savings that have already been implemented, according to Washington Post reporter David A. Fahrenthold. The Obama administration created the online comment box in 2009. Sixteen ideas have been given a presidential SAVE award ... read more
The Children’s Bible… Judas Asparagus, From a CNO Reader
This is amazing and should bring tears of laughter to your eyes. I wonder how often we take for granted that children understand what we are teaching? A child was asked to write a book report on the entire Bible. Here is what was written: The Children's Bible in A Nutshell In the beginning, which occurred near the start, there was nothing but God, darkness, and some gas. The Bible Says,'The Lord thy God is one,' but I think He must be a lot older... read more
Heritage Foundation… The Arms Trade Treaty, Week Two: As the U.N. Talks, the Senate Acts
by Ted R. Bromund, Ph.D. - March 26, 2013 - At the United Nations, review continues of the latest draft of the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) that was unveiled on Friday. The temperature of the conference is notably lower now, and there is a renewed sense that Thursday is likely to bring agreement on a treaty. True, the Arabs and others continue to issue demands, and the U.S. is still locked in a struggle with a group of over 100 nations that want a perfect treaty, but this week’s speeches seem less strident... read more
Townhall Finance… DC Misses Another Layup, by John Ransom
First the bad news: In a basketball shoot around witnessed by reporters Obama missed 20 of 22 shots including a layup. On the brighter side, North Korea is restarting its shuttered nuclear facility in order to process weapons grade nuclear material to target the US; the Cyprus contagion has not abated, but seems to be spreading; factory orders fell in the US and Europe; and unemployment remains little changed-- except for all those people who stopped looking... read more
Wall Street Journal… Laffer and Moore: The Red-State Path to Prosperity
Blue states with high taxes are struggling to compete for businesses and workers. - By Arthur B. Laffer & Stephen Moore - You can tell a lot about prosperity in America by observing the places people are moving to and where they are packing up and moving from. New Census Bureau data on metropolitan areas indicate that the South and the Sunbelt regions continue to grow, while the Northeast and Midwest continue to shrink. Among the 10 fastest-growing metro areas last year were Raleigh, Austin, Las Vegas... read more
Townhall Finance… IRS knowingly sends Billions in Fraudulent Refunds to Illegal Immigrants
by Bob Beauprez - A WTHR-TV Indianapolis investigative report exposes a fraudulent scheme wherein the IRS is sending $4.2 billion per year to illegal immigrants as an "additional child tax credit" for children who don't even live in the U.S. Further, the IRS and Congress have been ignoring the scheme for years.  The Inspector General's office has repeatedly identified the problem in audit after audit.  The IG, Russell George says, "The magnitude of... read more
International Liberty… Another Victory for Good Fiscal Policy, by Dan Mitchell
March 29, 2013  - Because I’ve been sharing good news recently – which definitely is not my normal style, I joked the other day I must be on coke, in love, or rolling in money. For example: The fiscal cliff was a smaller loss than I expected. The sequester was a real victory. We have good evidence that the Tea Party has made a positive difference. The Democratic-controlled Senate rejected a permanent expansion of funds for the IMF. The burden of government fiscal policy has been reduced since the 2010... read more
Townhall… Politics Ain't Beanbag, by Rich Galen
Mar 29, 2013 - Among the many very nice comments I got for Wednesday's MULLINGS (Our Talking Points Society) was a reader who asked (in essence) "If Fox News Channel is so far ahead of MSNBC and CNN why did the GOP lose the Presidential election last Fall?" The answer is: The number of people who watch cable news is a tiny percentage of the voting population. According to the total number of people who tuned into any of the... read more
Mail Magazine 24...Detroit's financial debacle holds lessons, by Star Parker
We are now hearing the usual voices of protest in Detroit in the wake of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder appointing an outside expert to take over financial management of the near-bankrupt city. Detroit is the largest city in American history to be seized in this fashion and turned over to an outside manager. The city's reported deficit is $327 million and long-term liabilities are in the range of $14 billion. But no matter to the unions, politicians and bureaucrats... read more
Heritage Foundation...Morning Bell: Revealing What States Are Hiding, By Amy Payne
March 26, 2013 - How much are we spending on education? Actually, far more than we know—because as it turns out, states are hiding some of the teachers’ benefits. In a new paper, Heritage expert Jason Richwine reveals that “Proper accounting would reveal tens of billions of dollars in extra teacher pension costs, equivalent to somewhere around $1,000 in unreported spending per student.”
That’s right—the real cost of education is far higher than we’ve been told, but it’s not because of extra classroom... read more

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