George Will writes better for the Republicans to lose the presidency than win with Trump! How odd. Just days ago, Bret Stephens of The Wall Street Journal was busy writing that clearly the only thing that mattered to backers of Donald Trump and Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) was losing to Hillary Clinton. Now, Will openly says he’d prefer to lose if it means stopping Trump. The panic is palpable amongst the establishment pundits. Have we as conservatives been fooled all of these years by the Republican Party? Had they rather have a person such as Hillary Clinton as President rather than Trump or Cruz?
If the GOP as a whole would actually listen to some of the things Trump is saying, incorporating those things into their platforms and policies – We would be better off.Read More
OMB’s Donovan: Obama Open to Gas Tax Increase By Alexis Simendinger
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Are you ready for a federal gas tax increase followed by a state gas tax increase? The federal Highway Trust Fund is running out of money, and some senators have proposed to fix the problem by raising gas taxes. This, however, is the wrong solution because it treats the symptom, and not the underlying reason for the shortfall.
Increasing the gas tax would simply allow Congress to increase spending on often-frivolous projects that do nothing for highway travelers, with no guarantee that it would keep spending below revenues. Thus, in two or three years we would be likely to see the fund once again run out of money.Read More
2016: Ted Cruz ‘Emphatically Opposed’ to Common Core By : Tony Lee
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Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) said he was “emphatically opposed” to federal Common Core standards after he keynoted an event for Iowa’s influential homeschoolers in which he said that school choice “is the civil rights issue of the 21st century.”
“I don’t think the federal government has any role dictating the content of curricula. I think education is a state issue and a local issue, and ideally at the local level, because that way parents can have direct input and control of what’s being taught to their kids,” Cruz said on Tuesday after he addressed the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators, according to Radio Iowa’s O.Read More
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Your pre-registration allows your name to be on an admission list that is required for your entry into the 2015 SCTPC Convention. You will be asked by our staff for a photo id that must match your name on our authorized registration list.Read More
The War on Poverty After 50 Years By Robert Rector and Rachel Sheffield
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This week, the U.S. Census Bureau is scheduled to release its annual poverty report. The report will be notable because this year marks the 50th anniversary of the launch of President Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty. In his January 1964 State of the Union address, Johnson proclaimed, “This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America.”
Since that time, U.S. taxpayers have spent over $22 trillion on anti-poverty programs (in constant 2012 dollars). Adjusted for inflation, this spending (which does not include Social Security or Medicare) is three times the cost of all military wars in U.S. history since the American Revolution. Despite this mountain of spending, progress against poverty, at least as measured by the government, has been minimal.Read More