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Unsustainable Benefits Drive State Worker Costs

Commonwealth Foundation
Contact: Gina Diorio, 862-703-6670, gld@commonwealthfoundation.org

Unsustainable Benefits Drive State Worker Costs Near $100K Each
Per Worker Compensation Jumped $11,000 in Last Two Years

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Posted on 22 February 2017 Keep Reading...

McMaster: Best Choice for National Security Advisor

President Donald Trump has selected the best possible person to serve as his national security advisor. Army Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster epitomizes the warrior-scholar in the tradition of Carl von Clausewitz.

The U.S. Army was out of Vietnam for 11 years ...

Posted on 22 February 2017 Keep Reading...

On the Brink?

The latest magazine covers in the news/politics section of my local Barnes and Noble seem to be saying we're on the brink of something like the coup d'etat in 1973 against the Allende government in Chile.

Newsweek's cover: "STATE OF RESISTANCE." The New ...

Posted on 20 February 2017 Keep Reading...

A Pity Party, Not a TEA Party

The protests began immediately upon the election of Donald J. Trump to the presidency. Stunned by an election defeat they did not see coming; the far reaches of the Left reacted by taking to the streets in a brat fit seldom seen in American politics.

The temper ...

Posted on 20 February 2017 Keep Reading...

Barletta, Perry, Rothfus to Speak at PLC

(Harrisburg, PA) — U.S. Representatives Lou Barletta, Scott Perry and Keith Rothfus will speak at the 2017 Pennsylvania Leadership Conference to be held March 31 and April 1, 2017 at the Radisson Penn Harris Convention Center in Camp Hill (Harrisburg), PA.

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Posted on 20 February 2017 Keep Reading...

Crossing the Line on Health Insurance

In a recent television interview, Aetna CEO Mark Bertolini, head of one of America's largest health insurers, commented that selling insurance across state lines is "an outdated concept" in these days of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Bertolini went on to explain the rationale for his ...

Posted on 16 February 2017 Keep Reading...

Impact of Unfunded Mandates

Our Founding Fathers envisioned a nation in which there was a separation of powers such that the legislative, the executive, and the judicial branches were held in check and balance.

Concurrently, the legislature was established so that the House of ...

Posted on 16 February 2017 Keep Reading...

CalExit?

Even though it's been around before under other names, Calexit, a renewed initiative to declare California's independence, is widely thought to be a negative reaction to Donald Trump's election. But disappointed liberals backing the movement overlook the possibility that Calexit is really an ...

Posted on 16 February 2017 Keep Reading...

Hyper Partisanship is Destroying Us

Oh, that's madness. The pusillanimity and vindictiveness know no limits. Shouldn't bygones be bygones? Surely the sophistication of a society can be measured by its tolerance and ability to forgive."

— Former King of England Edward VIII in "The ...

Posted on 16 February 2017 Keep Reading...

A Pension Ponzi Scheme?

Most people have heard the term Ponzi scheme and have a vague sense that the victim of the scheme is getting ripped off. In an actual Ponzi scheme, early investors see a substantial return on their investment. What they don't realize is that the money they are getting is money being put into the ...

Posted on 15 February 2017 Keep Reading...

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