[quote Marvin]"Contrary to what the resident curmudgeon states
. Would someone post the link?
From the 2-25-13 National Review an article "States of Conservatism" by John Hood begins with:
Originally Posted by edited for brevity
Inaugration day 2013 was a moment of jubilation for conservatives.
I'm describing the inaugration of Pat McCrory, NC's 1st R governor in 20 years. One of the few bright spots of the election, it would show why this election in the 10th largest state got more attention than normal.
In general, however, R success in state & local politics is an under reported story.
Often without a great deal of national attention, conservatives have turned their election victories in many states into legislative victories. They cite specifically WI, MI & TX, with specific progress on fiscal & educational reform being made in other states.
We should not be naive. New Republican governments at the state & local levels haven't always produced conservative leadership, & there is more work to do!
& from Steve Forbes Fact & Comment column - could someone link?
- (Steve would like us on a Gold standard with a Flat Tax) - the observation of 2 anniversaries, a praise of conservative governors & a comment about the Fed:
Originally Posted by SF (edited)
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Federal Income Tax in February & the Federal Reserve system in December, both of which today do immeasurable harm. & thankfully, both will be undergoing enormous changes.
A potshot at NJ, MA, IL, CA, MD & CT for their punishing taxes - & kudo's to Sam Brownback KS, Dave Heineman NE, Bobby Jindal LA, Pat McCrory NC, Mary Fallin OK & John Kasich OH.
The Fed's ultra low interest rate policy is compared to rent control (I know personally it has made it hard to donate to worthy causes). Even the Bank of England has been voicing deep skepticism about the efficacy of QE.
Being off the gold standard has been destructive of the world's financial systems.
Anyway there is a lot of cause for optimism - but I'll pass this little tidbit on - when George Wallace conducted his 3rd party candidacy he got around 20% of the vote, in a different time when Ross Perot conducted his on again off again on again campaign he also got got around 20%, other fringe parties have gotten up to 5% of the vote. & we're supposed to buy the hogwash that the Libertarians are a viable party with 1% of the vote
The NR is espcially good this month with a couple of good articles on Immigration Reform. Have a great weekend, folks."[quote/ Marvin]
.I attempted to post the links to NR for you but the online version would not allow, and since I don't have a paper copy here to scan and post...
I'll post links when you learn how to...WTH here you go...