While a lightning rod for controversy and recall, Wisconsin’s Act 10 has paid significant dividends to taxpayers, according to a new analysis by the Beacon Hill Institute for Public Policy Research, at Suffolk University in Boston.
Act 10, which curbed collective bargaining for most unionized public employees, in the whole has saved taxpayers more than $1 billion, according to The Economic Impacts of the Wisconsin Budget Repair Act. The study is slated for release this week by Beacon Hill Institute, a prominent free market think tank.
Obama continues piling on the Polish insults- The Blaze
Becket wrote earlier about Obama’s non-apology to Polish President Bronisław Komorowski for referring to the Nazi death camps of World War II as “Polish death camps.” But it wasn‘t Obama’s only snub at the expense of the Polish this week…
Earlier this week, President Obama bestowed upon 13 honorees the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the country’s highest civilian honor. Among them was Jan Karski, a member of the Polish underground during World War II who was the first to provide eyewitness evidence of the Nazis’ systematic extermination of Jews in occupied Europe. Karski’s posthumous recognition was obviously well-deserved and former Polish Foreign Minister Adam Daniel Rotfeld was on-hand to accept the honor. This good gesture was overshadowed, however, by another snub by the Obama White House.
The Poles reportedly wanted former Polish President Lech Walesa to be there to accept the Medal for Karski, but the Obama White House reportedly nixed the idea. Administration officials told Polish journalists that Mr. Walesa‘s presence at this week’s occasion would have been too “political,” but the Poles aren’t buying the excuse.
Team O to donors: Where are you when we need you?- Hot Air
Not all that long ago, the Barack Obama campaign bragged about its fundraising prowess and promised to dominate the airwaves with a record-breaking war chest. Today, as The Hill reports, the campaign has begun to panic over lackluster fundraising and a massive opposition effort to beat them at their own game. Team O has begun signaling SOS, but donors so far aren’t coming to their rescue
Obama opposes ban on sex-selective abortions- Daily Caller
President Barack Obama opposes House legislation to ban abortions due to the sex of the baby.
“The Administration opposes gender discrimination in all forms, but the end result of this legislation would be to subject doctors to criminal prosecution if they fail to determine the motivations behind a very personal and private decision,” White House deputy press secretary Jamie Smith told ABC News’ Jake Tapper in a statement Wednesday evening. “The government should not intrude in medical decisions or private family matters in this way.”
Illinois Representative Goes Ballistic