Americans keep moving to states with low taxes and housing costs

Michael Barone The Washington Examiner 10/30/2013

Where are Americans moving, and why? Timothy Noah, writing in the Washington Monthly, professes to be puzzled. He points out that people have been moving out of states with high cheapest viagra to buy online in uk per capita incomes — Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Maryland — to states […]

Costly can-kicking in Rhode Island’s little Detroit

Mike Stenhouse CEO, RI Center for Freedom and Prosperity via The Daily Caller 7/30/2013

You have to wonder if state and local officials managing the city of Woonsocket, Rhode Island — already under state oversight for their dire financial straits — are living in the real world or in the land of make believe. After […]

The Downfall of Detroit

It took only six decades of “progressive” policies to bring a great city to its knees.




Mark Steyn National Review Online 7/19/2013

By the time Detroit declared bankruptcy, Americans were so inured to the throbbing dirge of Motown’s Greatest Hits — 40 percent of its streetlamps don’t work; 210 of its […]

Judge Halts Detroit Bankruptcy Because It Would Offend Obama, or Something

Bryan Preston PJ Tatler PJ Media 7/19/2013

Where’s the “thou shalt not offend Obama” clause in the Michigan state constitution? I’m unable to find it.

Ruling that the governor and Detroit’s emergency manager violated the state constitution, an Ingham County Circuit judge ordered Friday that Detroit’s federal bankruptcy filing be withdrawn.

“It’s absolutely […]

Rhode Island Judge Has Stake in Pension Case Outcome

Mary Williams Walsh The New York Times 12/4/2012

Can a judge rule impartially on pension cuts when her mother, her son, her uncle and even she herself all have a stake in preserving the status quo?

In Rhode Island, the site of a sweeping pension overhaul last year, a prominent New York lawyer is seeking […]

Philly Councilwoman Marion B. Tasco to Collect a $478K Pension by ‘Retiring’ for One Day and Returning to Work on Monday

Becket Adams The Blaze 12/29/2011

Philadelphia is known as the city of brotherly love and, apparently, paying out massive pensions to public employees who will continue working for the city.

Marion B. Tasco, who has been described as being “politically savvy,” will retire from her sixth term as councilwoman, collect $478,057, and then be sworn […]