Economics 101: Profits = Revenue – Expenses, and taxes are an expense

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: Not always sunny: Wolf slams visit by Florida governor by Amy Worden, Philadelphia Inquirer Harrisburg Bureau | Last updated: Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 1:08 AM | Posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2015, 6:58 PM HARRISBURG – Florida Gov. Rick Scott is headed to Philadelphia on Monday – but he’s not coming north …

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The Pennsylvania Attorney General’s office is vacant in everything but name

The First Street Journal has not been particularly charitable to the Commonwealth’s Attorney General, but that is understandable: we don’t suffer fools gladly, and having a fool for an Attorney General is not a good thing. But this article is from a “progressive” Pennsylvania site: Kane Divorce Raising Questions by: John Morgan | Sun Dec 28, 2014 at 16:32:20 PM EST State AG Kathleen Kane is …

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It’s about time!

From the Conservative Tribune: BREAKING: Free Ride Comes to a Screeching Halt for 6,000 Welfare Leeches Sunday, January 25th, 2015 The State of Maine has given notice to around 6,000 welfare recipients. The gravy train is over. Gov. Paul LePage is reinstating a law that says any single, able bodied person, between 18 and 50 …

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Just in case you thought that raising taxes on cigarettes was designed to reduce smoking . . .

. . . we have this from The Los Angeles Times: Health groups and other proponents said they need higher levies on each pack (of cigarettes) — or even e-cigarettes — to recoup more than $1 billion in revenues lost because fewer people smoke. Hat tip to Donald Douglas! That was only one line in …

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Education spending in Philadelphia

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: Study says more money hasn’t helped Philadelphia schools Martha Woodall, Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer | Published Saturday, August 2, 2014, 1:07 AM The day after state legislators canceled a vote on a cigarette tax to benefit Philadelphia schools, a Harrisburg think tank released a report that said the additional money the …

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Wisconsin Democrat Prosecutors Not Having Fun

HT Hogewash Wisconsin, known as “The birthplace of Progressivism” (view with a grain of salt), had recall elections that didn’t work out so well for Democrats after Governor Walker and the Republicans passed sweeping reforms that severely cut into the slush money Public Employee Unions (and their off-shoots) got out of their subjects — reforms …

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Sometimes, Governors have to recognize their responsibilities to their constituents

The Delaware Liberals are aghast! Markell to Children: Drop Dead Filed in Delaware by El Somnambulo on July 15, 2014 • 61 Comments Don’t look for gimlet-eyed Jack Markell to lift a finger to assist in the humanitarian crisis at the nation’s borders.  Delaware Gov. Markell turned down a request from The US Department of …

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Economics 101: Nothing is free

Sister Toldjah tweeted: RT @TwitchyTeam: ‘Unexpected’: Are Seattle businesses adding a surcharge to pay for the new minimum wage? [pic] http://t.co/M31zHLbRFP — Stacey-SisterToldjah (@sistertoldjah) June 6, 2014 Which brings us to this one: What’s wrong with SeaTac’s $15 min wage in 1 photo — Local businesses are now adding 8.25% “living wage surcharge” pic.twitter.com/IMifQRIWhN — …

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Karmic Justice: The National Education Association’s endorsement of Barack Obama and the Democrats is costing teachers jobs!

"@Heritage_Action: N.C. School District Cutting Substitute Teachers’ Hours Due To Obamacare -> http://t.co/khrIUJ0zHk #haction" #nced #ncpol — Stacey-SisterToldjah (@sistertoldjah) February 25, 2014 But, but, but, I thought that the school districts were primarily run by liberals. And the National Education Association certainly supported Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns! N.C. School District Cutting Substitute Teachers’ Hours Due …

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