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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Economics 101: If you don’t have the money, then you don’t have the money!

Philadelphia is a union town, no doubt about that. The various labor unions control most construction in the city, and virtually all of the city government is unionized. But the unions aren’t very happy right now. At the annual Labor Day parade yesterday, held in the rain, the unions expressed their dissatisfaction with Mayor Michael …

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Economics 101: A bigger story than it seems

It didn’t make the front page of The Wall Street Journal, but your Editor considers this a hugely important story: Detroit Rattles Muni Market Plan to Replace Current Sewer Bonds Raises Concerns Over ‘Safe’ Investments By Mike Cherney, Kelly Nolan and Emily Glazer A fight over bankrupt Detroit’s sewer system threatens to reshape the nation’s …

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Economics 101: Brilliance in #Detroit

From THE WALL STREET JOURNAL: New Red Wing Arena Should Be Unaffected by Detroit Bankruptcy By Melvin Bachman As Detroit settles in for a long, tortured trip through bankruptcy court, the public financing deal for a new arena to house the Red Wings will likely skate by intact. “I don’t see this being the death …

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@NCRehabAddict: You have a lot more work to do!

From The Washington Post: After Detroit bankruptcy filing, city retirees on edge as they face pension cuts By Zachary A. Goldfarb, Published: July 21 E-mail the writer DETROIT — The battle over the future of Detroit is set to begin this week in federal court, where government leaders will square off against retirees in a colossal …

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Getting what they voted for

From The Philadelphia Inquirer: Council passes new AVI tax rate It also voted to add a $2-a-pack cigarette tax but needs approval from the state to levy it. Troy Graham, Philadelphia Inquirer Staff Writer | Published Friday, June 14, 2013, 3:01 AM After more than two years of sometimes caustic debate over Mayor Nutter’s property-tax …

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Let Philadelphia pay for its own schools!

Darrell L Clarke, President of the Philadelphia City Council, wrote:1 POSTED: Monday, May 13, 2013, 3:10 AM The city schools’ financial troubles are not new, yet reactions to the School District’s latest request for aid — $60 million more from the city, $120 million more from the state — were met with surprise. Frankly, after …

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Rick Perry says to firearms manufacturers, “C’mon down!”

Long-time readers of THE FIRST STREET JOURNAL may recall that my support for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination initially went to Governor Rick Perry (R-TX). Governor Perry proved to be a poor candidate, but he has remained a great governor, and would certainly have made a better president than the man who holds that position …

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Economics 101: The New York Times engages in silver liningism.

Your Editor wrote: The tax increases approved by the voters in November were temporary increases, adding a 0.25% increase to the state sales tax, and creating three new brackets for the most productive Californians, lasting for seven years. For a single Californian earning $500,000 or more, the new 12.3% marginal rate, combined with the new federal top …

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