Post Tagged with: "state deficits"

March 29, 2011 05:26

The “Other” Pension Crisis – another taxpayer bailout?

[P]ublic-policy corrections are required to address underfunding and to contain the risk of a taxpayer-financed bailout.

March 16, 2011 05:04

Seven arrested in Tennessee union protests

Troopers at the Tennessee Capitol had to forcibly carry out the seven protesters who were among a group who stood up during the Senate Commerce Committee hearing Tuesday and began chants about what they called “union busting” by the state Legislature.

March 15, 2011 07:12

Budget Tightening in Pennsylvania—and Around the Nation

[S]ince the total indebtedness (including unfunded obligations) of all units of government in Pennsylvania now exceeds $194 billion, it would be fiscally insane for Corbett and the legislature not to trim spending. Actually, a three-percent trim is not enough.

March 5, 2011 19:34

Facing the New “Red Menace”

September 30, the total U.S. debt will equal nearly $15.5 trillion, and for the first time since 1947, will surpass the total U.S. GDP. All of this red ink, according to Indiana Governor and possible GOP presidential candidate Mitch Daniels, is our new “Red Menace.”

March 2, 2011 07:51

S.C. Gov. Haley on governors support of Scott Walker and Obama’s ‘stubbornness’

S.C. Gov. Haley talks with Greta on the GOP governors campaign in support of Wisconsin Scott Walker’s fight with public unions and Obama’s stubbornness on Obamacare.

March 1, 2011 05:49

The Untold Story of Scott Walker’s Longstanding History with Labor

Walker is no newbie when it comes to collective bargaining. He has eight years of experience standing up to labor unions in the most liberal county in the state; seemingly, Walker was bred for this moment in history. He has always believed that the services provided by governments must be defined by the taxpayers’ ability to pay.

February 25, 2011 10:55

Christie’s Deptford Town Hall Pension Breakdown

The choice is make a sacrifice now or the program goes broke. Chris Christie explains the pension budget shortfalls to a town hall. The same generally is true of other programs -sacrifice now or it will go broke.

February 24, 2011 06:11

Efforts to Curb Union Power Spreads to Ohio and Indiana

“This is nothing more than an effort to reduce the cost of governance so we can start to create jobs,” he said by telephone. “This is an effort to save the state, no agendas.”

February 21, 2011 04:59

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker on Unions and Budget Cuts

Teachers’ unions and representatives of every liberal interest group in the country may have taken over the streets of Madison for demonstrations, marches and speeches, but inside the Wisconsin governor’s mansion its chief tenant remains calm and resolute.

February 19, 2011 14:06

Obama And The Unions: A Lawless Alliance?

Last month the president called for civility in politics. Yet now he supports the Democratic lawmakers in Wisconsin who unlawfully refuse to do their elected jobs — and the union mobs backing them.