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President Obama and Democrats in Congress say that starting over on health-care reform is akin to stonewalling.
These days, it seems like profit has become a dirty word.
Too often, elected officials forget to connect the dots and do the math.
My dad lived by the axiom, “You don’t rob Peter to pay Paul!” For our family, that meant mom couldn’t raid our piggy banks to buy something the family budget didn’t cover.
It is the ultimate no-win situation. A Catch-22.
In good times, our elected leaders can walk the high wire between spending and taxes, spreading money around like gobs of peanut butter on a slice of toast.
Big ideas are not microwavable snacks, instantly ready for American taxpayers to swallow.
Our country may be struggling to compete economically with China, India and other rapidly-developing nations, but when disaster strikes, America still leads the world in… Continue reading
Lawmakers gathered in Olympia for the 2010 legislative session can either set our state up for long-term prosperity or put off the tough budget decisions until 2011 when it will be even more difficult to solve our financial problems.
Some state lawmakers plan to hit petroleum producers with more than $1.2 billion in new costs during the next decade to pay for new water pollution programs.
Senate Democrats describe their health-reform bill as a Christmas present for the American people. In reality, it is a lump of coal for U.S. taxpayers.
Taxes are powerful tools that change behavior. Low taxes encourage, high taxes discourage.
As part of its health-reform package, the U.S. Senate wants to expand access to the nearly bankrupt Medicare program.
In our state, the governor must submit a balanced budget to the Legislature.
As the debate rages over the causes and consequences of global warming, one impact is certain: global warming is about to create an avalanche of lawsuits against the federal government and private industry.
Lowering our flags to half-staff seems to be an all too familiar sight across our nation these days.
Two studies recently confirmed what most people in Washington already know: Our state is a hotbed for green energy innovation, conservation and job creation.
Some prominent economists tell us we are starting to come out of the worst recession since the Great Depression, but many worry the uptick won’t last.
If all goes as planned, Vancouver teacher-astronaut Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger will be on board Space Shuttle Discovery when it lifts off March 10.
Washington’s Department of Labor and Industries has proposed an average 7.6 percent increase in workers’ compensation premiums for 2010.