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Still, to update his research, a vice president of site location might want to check the most recent events to see if we’re at least moving in the right direction. What he’d find is a projected $965 million-per-year hike on the state level in additional road tolls and Dan Onorato’s proposal to increase drink taxes in Allegheny County by an estimated $35 million per year.
With just these two changes, that’s an additional $1 billion each year transferred out of the private sector into the less-efficient public sector, the exact opposite of what we should be doing in this region in order to encourage economic development. It’s like Poland, 1970.
“In the past decade,” says Dan Onorato, “Allegheny County has undergone a dramatic renaissance.” He’s wrong, and now he’s asking that we dig ourselves into an even deeper hole.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online