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Friday Facts

Friday Facts: January 14th, 2011

It’s Friday!  Quotations – “You could take a poll and see what the public says it wants, but what the public says it wants at any particular moment is not identical with the public interestThe public is made up of individuals, most of whom have no better idea what is in the best interest of people they have never met and know nothing about than you do – and practicallyall of whom will lie when asked what it is they really want: They’ll say they want opera broadcasts and educational programming and organic chard and more foreign news in the newspaper, but in real life their revealed preferences are pretty much classic rock, fantasy-football stats, and those… View Article

Friday Facts: January 7th, 2011

  It’s Friday!   What’s happening at the Foundation Join U.S. Rep. Tom Price of Georgia and Grace-Marie Turner of the Galen Institute at a Foundation Policy Briefing Luncheon on Friday,  February. 4, at the Georgian Club. The topic is, “Health Care Prognosis and Prognostications.” The cost to attend this luncheon is $35. Register by Feb. 2 at this link: http://tinyurl.com/3x6jz4d. – The Georgia Public Policy Foundation turns 20 in 2011, and the yearlong theme is “20 For 20.” You’ll hear about the top 20 successes for the Foundation and Georgia; you’ll help mark our anniversary by supporting the Foundation with a donation of as little as $20 per month; you’ll be asked to steer 20… View Article

Friday Facts: December 31st, 2010

   It’s Friday!   – Today is your last chance to support the Foundation and earn a 2010 tax deduction for yourself. Every dollar you invest today will be quickly put to work to blanket the state with a prosperity agenda for Georgia’s future. Your investment allows us to hold more events, brief more legislators, educate more young people and provide more “intellectual ammunition” to win the important debates at the Capitol to ensure a thriving free enterprise system so that every Georgian has the best opportunity for success.Invest in ideas for Georgia before midnight! Click on this link: http://tinyurl.com/3y27zfm   Quotable – “The census shows there are more than 308 million people living in America. The amazing part is:… View Article

Friday Facts: December 24th, 2010

  It’s Friday!   – The Georgia Public Policy Foundation does not accept government funds. We rely completely on the support of Georgians like you who recognize the value of innovative ideas and the presence of an organization in Georgia that lends a strong and ever-vigilant voice in defense of our free enterprise system. Invest in ideas before the end of the year. Invest in the Georgia Public Policy Foundation by clicking on this link:  http://tinyurl.com/3y27zfm.   Quotable – “The EPA just announced that the artificial sweetener saccharin is not a cancer threat after all. Or as I’ll be reporting the story 10 years from now, ‘The EPA just announced that the artificial sweetener saccharin is definitely a cancer threat after all.'”… View Article

Friday Facts: December 17th, 2010

  It’s Friday!   What’s happening at the Foundation – This week, the Foundation joined national leaders and several state-based think tanks in announcing the Right on Crime initiative. The initiative proposes six principles to guide state reforms to reduce recidivism rates, restore victims, reform offenders, protect communities and protect taxpayers. Read more about the initiative in Mike Klein’s blog in The Forum, the Foundation’s interactive community of  Georgians discussing the issues of greatest concern with the Foundation’s experts. – If you haven’t joined the The Forum, register now and join the discussion at http://forum.georgiapolicy.org/.   Quotable – “Because an individual’s personal decision to purchase – or decline to purchase – health insurance from a private provider is beyond the historical… View Article

Friday Facts: December 10th, 2010

  It’s Friday!   Quotable – “I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it.” – Benjamin Franklin – “Were we directed from Washington when to sow, and when to reap, we should soon want of bread.” – Thomas Jefferson – “Santa Claus has the right idea. Visit people once a year. ” – Victor Borge   The economy and taxes – Christmas will cost 9.2 percent more this year over last year, according to the 2010 PNC Christmas Price Index, which annually tallies the cost of the… View Article

Friday Facts: December 3rd, 2010

  It’s Friday!   – Today is the deadline to register for, ABCs+D = The Virtual Success of Digital Learning, a Georgia Public Policy Foundation Policy Briefing Luncheon at noon on Tuesday, December 7, at the Georgian Club in Cobb County. The event will be keynoted by Majority Leader Chip Rogers, a member of the national Digital Learning Council, The cost to attend is $35. For information and to register, click on this link: http://tinyurl.com/2woqfhy.   Quotable – “Education is a better safeguard of liberty than a standing army.” – Edward Everett   Environment – Headlines that make you go hmm: “CDC: Lead contamination may be widespread in Washington, D.C.” Source: Washington Post – Mission creep: The federal Environmental Protection… View Article

Friday Facts: November 19th, 2010

It’s Friday!   Quotable – “[Legislators] like to control money and we like to control where children go [to school]. I think we need to break that mold. Whether it’s home school, charter school, virtual charter school, we have it in our Constitution to ensure that every child gets a quality education.” – Georgia State Representative Alisha Morgan – “President Obama was in India yesterday visiting our jobs. Tomorrow he goes to China to visit our money.” – Jay Leno   What’s happening at the Foundation – The Georgia Public Policy Foundation and the Georgia Chamber of Commerce will co-sponsor the second annual Education Reform Conference on December 3 at theMarriott City Center Hotel & Centreplex in Macon. This year’s conference… View Article

Friday Facts: November 19th, 2010

It’s Friday!  Quotable – “The several states composing the United States of America are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their general government; but by a compact under the style and title of a Constitution for the United States, and of amendments thereto, they constituted a general government for special purposes [and] delegated to that government certain definite powers and whensoever the general government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force. … The government created by this compact was not made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself, since that would have made its discretion, and not the Constitution the measure of its powers.”  … View Article

Friday Facts: November 5th, 2010

It’s Friday!   Notable It’s not too late to register for the Georgia Legislative Policy Briefing on Saturday, Nov. 13. This daylong event features dozens of national and statewide experts on the top issues facing the state’s elected officials. Don’t miss a day of dynamic speakers and innovative ideas, sponsored by the Georgia Public Policy Foundation and the Conservative Policy Leadership Institute. Click here and reserve your spot now! Keynote speakers are former West Virginia Governor Bob Wise on, “The Power of Digital Learning for Georgia and the Country,” and the Wall Street Journal’s Stephen Moore on, “How to Make Georgia the Most Economically Competitive State in the Nation.” Find out more here: http://tinyurl.com/2cmyy3x. Quotable – “Removing the snake… View Article

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