Daily Policy Digest

The Federal Government Should Stay Away From School Choice

school choice makes schools directly accountable to parents who have the ability to vote with their feet if they school fails to meet their needs...

Fannie and Freddie Are Back

The government now wants to expand the opportunity for homeownership to credit-worthy borrowers who have enough income to afford a loan, but have not saved enough for a larger down payment...

Borrowing Rates Could Soon Be on the Rise

A potential increase in borrowing rates has fuelled fears of a meltdown in countries that have borrowed heavily in the U.S. currency...

Obama Looks to Paris to Leave His Climate Change Legacy

The climate continues to plateau; no significant warming has occurred in nearly 20 years—in spite of a greater than 10 percent increase in CO2...

Obama's Education Budget Could Hit Taxpayers Hard

Obama's education budget includes $750 million in Preschool Development Grants (up from $500 million currently)...

Identity Theft Is Taking A Toll On Tax Refunds

The IRS says it assisted over 800,000 suspected victims of tax-related identity theft last year alone...

California Retirement Benefit Costs Causing Infrastructure Maintenance to Suffer

In recent years, California municipalities have seen retirement benefit costs grow at a rate above that of taxes, fees, and charges...

Congress: Permit Crude Oil Exports Now

Posting a 13.4 percent economic growth rate in 2012, North Dakota's economy has grown five times faster than the national average…

Two Tax Bills Could Soon Affect Future Tax Returns

Even the most ardent supporters of taxing the rich are starting to realize that the estate tax is more bother than it's worth...

U.S. Household Debt Is High While Savings are Low

The average household carries nearly $7,000 in credit card debt...


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