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School Choice Week: Video

Heritage has a great video on school choice… This is a great example of how people can get together and accomplish when they put their minds to it. Of course, this is why leftists want to shut these schools down.  They are not tightly controlled, and can actually teach children how to read and think. Here is some more.  I got to this late in the week, but the resources are always good… This week, we’ll be highlighting school choice success stories on The Foundry. Here are some of the ways students and parents are achieving success: Charter schools. Watch […]

Happy New Year, Here are Your New Taxes!

Curtis Dubay at Heritage has an article on all of our new taxes, courtesy of the Obama administration.  New Year’s Day was tough for taxpayers. Thirteen tax increases kicked in. The deal that Congress and President Obama struck that finally—but only partially—avoided the fiscal cliff resulted in seven tax increases. Those hikes combined with six tax increases from Obamacare that also began on New Year’s Day. 13 Tax Increases That Started January 1, 2013 Tax increases the fiscal cliff deal allowed: 1. Payroll tax: increase in the Social Security portion of the payroll tax from 4.2 percent to 6.2 percent […]

George Washington’s First State of the Union Address

In a few weeks on January 25th President Obama will deliver his address to congress on the State of the Union.  I thought I would use today to take the opportunity to post the first State of the Union address delivered to congress by George Washington on this day 221 years ago.  At the time of the first address, 12 of the 13 colonies original colonies had already ratified the new constitution with Rhode Island the only hold out.  The debt from the war for independence was crippling the States and stifling economic growth.   The young nation faced serious threats to its security […]