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Friday Facts

Friday Facts: November 11th, 2011

It’s Friday! - Today is Veterans Day. Remember to thank those who have fought for our freedom:  "The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth." – Thomas Jackson   Events – Register today: John Charles, president and CEO of the Cascade Policy Institute of Oregon, will keynote “Portland: Model or Maverick?” a Foundation Leadership Breakfast at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, December 14, at the Georgian Club in Cobb County. Registration for this Leadership Breakfast is $25. For details and registration, go to www.georgiapolicy.org/default.asp?pt=eventdescr&EI=85.   Quotations  “‘Solve’ and ‘problems’ are not in the Constitution.” – Doug Newman - "I own I am not a friend to a very energetic… View Article

Friday Facts: November 4th, 2011

It’s Friday! Events – Mark your calendar: John Charles, president and CEO of the Cascade Policy Institute of Oregon, will keynote “Portland: Model or Maverick?” a Foundation Leadership Breakfast on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at the Georgian Club in Cobb County.  Details to follow.   Transportation The 100,000th Peach Pass (electronic tolling card) was issued in Georgia this week, just one month after the high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes on Interstate 85 opened in Atlanta. Following a trend predicted by officials, usage of the I-85 Express lanes tripled in the first month of operation, eclipsing 10,000 trips on Thursday. According to the Federal Highway Administration, “By removing a fraction (even as small as 5 percent) of the vehicles… View Article

Friday Facts: October 28th, 2011

It’s Friday! – Thank you for your support! About 400 friends and supporters celebrated the Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Celebration and Freedom Award dinner on Monday evening at the Renaissance Waverly Atlanta. At the event to honor our Freedom Award recipient, Rogers Wade, were Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson. We also took the opportunity to recognize Hank McCamish for his role as our founder. Economy – More tricks, less treat: Halloween candy prices are monstrously high this year. What does that have to do with the price of sugar? Nearly everything: U.S. sugar prices are twice as high as the rest of the world because government price controls hinder competition, the National Center for… View Article

Friday Facts: October 21st, 2011

It’s Friday! – Deadline: Reserve your seat by noon today for the Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Celebration and Freedom Award dinner. The event begins at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, at the Renaissance Waverly Atlanta with a reception. Joining the event to honor the Freedom Award recipient, Rogers Wade, are Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia. Tickets to the reception and dinner are $150 per person; tables and sponsorships are also available. Show your support for the Foundation and share in this milestone celebration. Go tohttp://tinyurl.com/3kwyxf6.   Economy – Need some good news? Four encouraging developments: 1) Last week, U.S. lawmakers approved the long-awaited free trade agreements with Colombia, Panama and South… View Article

Friday Facts: October 14th, 2011

It’s Friday! – The Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Celebration and Freedom Award dinner begins at 6 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 24, at the Renaissance Waverly Atlanta. Joining the event to honor the Freedom Award recipient, Rogers Wade, are Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia. Tickets to the reception and dinner are $150 per person; tables and sponsorships are also available. Show your support for the Foundation and share our milestone celebration. Go to http://tinyurl.com/3kwyxf6.   Quotations – “You cannot bring about prosperity by discouraging thrift. You cannot help small men by tearing down big men. You cannot strengthen the weak by weakening the strong. You cannot lift the wage-earner by pulling down the wage-payer.… View Article

Friday Facts: October 7th, 2011

It’s Friday! It's a fact - No Friday Facts or commentary today because … - The Georgia Public Policy Foundation is busy moving … into new quarters this week. Our new address is 3200 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Suite 214, Atlanta, GA 30339. We're next to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, right off I-75. Y'all come on down and celebrate our new home!   It's a fact … – October 24: Please join us as the Foundation celebrates its 20th birthday! Invitations have been mailed for the Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Celebration and Freedom Award dinner, scheduled for the evening of Monday, Oct. 24, at the Renaissance Waverly Atlanta. Speakers include Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson of… View Article

Friday Facts: October 7th, 2011

It’s Friday! It's a fact - No Friday Facts or commentary today because … - The Georgia Public Policy Foundation is busy moving … into new quarters this week. Our new address is 3200 Cobb Galleria Parkway, Suite 214, Atlanta, GA 30339. We're next to the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, right off I-75. Y'all come on down and celebrate our new home!   It's a fact … – October 24: Please join us as the Foundation celebrates its 20th birthday! Invitations have been mailed for the Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Celebration and Freedom Award dinner, scheduled for the evening of Monday, Oct. 24, at the Renaissance Waverly Atlanta. Speakers include Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson of… View Article

September 30th, 2011

It’s Friday! Events – October 24: Invitations have been mailed for the Foundation’s 20th Anniversary Celebration and Freedom Award dinner, scheduled for the evening of Monday, Oct. 24, at the Renaissance Waverly Atlanta. Speakers include Georgia Governor Nathan Deal and U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson of Georgia. To join in this milestone celebration with the Foundation, please register athttp://tinyurl.com/3kwyxf6.   Quotations – “When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men living together in society, they create for themselves in the course of time a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it.” – Frederic Bastiat – “As government regulations grow slowly, we become used to the harness. Habit is a powerful… View Article

Friday Facts: September 23rd, 2011

It’s Friday!   – Space is limited! Don’t miss the second annual Georgia Legislative Policy Briefing on Friday, Sept. 30, at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Register now for the daylong event, which  includes keynote speakers Bernie Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot, on entrepreneurial leadership in Georgia; John Goodman, founder and president of the National Center for Policy Analysis, on health care reform, and Michael B. Horn, national expert on digital learning. Last year, more than 250 people attended to hear nearly three dozen state and national experts discuss Georgia public policy. Topics this year include education, transportation, tax reform, criminal justice and health care. Information and registration are online athttp://gppf.org/pub/legislative_briefing_agenda.htm.   Quotations – “You may… View Article

Friday Facts: September 16th, 2011

It’s Friday!   Quotations – “The fatal attraction of government is that it allows busybodies to impose decisions on others without paying any price themselves. That enables them to act as if there were no price, even when there are ruinous prices – paid by others.” – Thomas Sowell – “Man is not free unless government is limited. … As government expands, liberty contracts.” – Ronald Reagan   Events – September 30: Don’t miss the Foundation’s second annual Georgia Legislative Policy Briefing on Friday, Sept. 30, at the Cobb Energy Centre. Keynote speakers include Bernie Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot, on entrepreneurial leadership in Georgia and John Goodman, founder and president of the National Center for Policy Analysis, on health care… View Article

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