Category: The Forum

Friday Facts: September 24, 2010

It’s Friday!     Notable – “When normal people hear about a budget cut, we assume the amount of money to be spent is less than the previous year’s allocation. But that’s not what bureaucrats mean. ‘They are not comparing current year spending to the previous year’s spending,’ [Cato Institute’s Andrew] Coulson writes. ‘What they’re doing is comparing the approved current year budget to the budget that they initially dreamed about having.'” — John Stossel   News – We are very excited to announce the “soft launch” of a new interactive policy community at Forum.GeorgiaPolicy.org. Feel free to join as the goal of the community is tocreate a place for thoughtful policy research, governing ideas and vigorous but respectful debate… View Article

Friday Facts: September 17th, 2010

It’s Friday!     Quotable – “We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive.” — C. S. Lewis – “A collective tyrant, spread over the length and breadth of the land, is no more acceptable than a single tyrant ensconced on his throne.” — Georges Clemenceau   Education – Congratulations to Georgia Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock), who has been named as a member of the  Digital Learning Council, chaired by former Governors Bob Wise of West Virginia and Jeb Bush of Florida. The Council will work to identify policies that will… View Article

Friday Facts, September 10th, 2010

It’s Friday!  Quotable – “Uncertainty is the enemy of capital formation.” – Thomas F. Cooley – “Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it.” – George Bernard Shaw   Health Care – Sticker shock: Individual and small business health care premiums could increase more than 20 percent come October. Aetna Inc., some BlueCross BlueShield plans and other smaller carriers have asked for premium increases of between 1 percent and 9 percent to pay for extra benefits required under the new federal health care law. Many carriers also are seeking additional rate increases that they say they need to cover rising medical costs. While the increases apply mostly to the new policies insurers write after Oct. 1, consumers could… View Article

Friday Facts: September 3rd, 2010

It’s Friday!     Quotable –  “Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It may be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron’s cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience.” — C.S. Lewis – “One of the greatest labor-saving inventions of today is tomorrow.” — Vincent T. Floss Health Care – Doctors around the nation were enlisted this week to post a “Dear Patient” letter in their waiting rooms urging repeal of the new… View Article

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