With Tax Day upon us, American families and employers are keenly aware of the deep cut the government is taking out of their household incomes and hard-earned profits - especially during the slowest economic recovery since the Great Depression.
America's economy is poised to roar ahead if only Washington would stop holding it back.
America's economy is in the midst of a Great Stagnation that almost rivals the Great Depression of the 1930s, and the nation is fighting a costly and prolonged worldwide war against relentless Islamic terrorism.
Tax reform talk is in the air, so it time to hold onto your wallet. But whenever the discussion turns to taxes, it's always tax someone else - they have more.
In January, the Georgia Economic Developers Association hosted more than 50 state legislators at a luncheon to celebrate economic development accomplishments over the past 12 months. We also launched a year of celebration complete with a proclamation from Gov. Nathan Deal, as 2013 marks GEDA's 50th Anniversary.
The campaign in Georgia and in many states for adult and juvenile criminal justice reform has highlighted an alarming trend: Women represent a small portion of the prison population but their numbers are rising rapidly, with serious consequences for the children and communities they leave behind.
In announcing his wrongheaded proposal to increase the minimum wage to $9 an hour, President Obama spoke in lofty terms: "In the wealthiest nation on earth," he said in his State of the Union address last month, "no one who works full time should have to live in poverty."
Nearly 8 million Americans go to work every day yet still live below the poverty line. That is in part because the federal minimum wage is too low.
Today's place kickers would consider those upright, square-toe-shoed, straight-on kickers of the past to be relics. Antiques. Like Durward Pennington, whose extra point in the 1959 Georgia-Auburn game enabled the Bulldogs to clinch the Southeastern Conference championship.
The Affordable Care Act will create a healthier population less burdened by excessive medical bills and the fear of economic ruin from getting sick.
With unemployment stubbornly high and economic growth shrinking, it is clear the economy is headed in the wrong direction. And the Affordable Care Act is a major cause.
With about a week to go until the previously agreed-upon budget cuts called the sequester, some Republicans and virtually all Democrats in Washington are searching for a new agreement that will avoid those budget cuts and replace them with either fewer cuts, some tax increases, or nothing at all.
What did you get in the mail last Saturday? If you are like most people, you got a few advertising flyers, a few mass-mailed solicitations asking for donations, others telling you can save on car insurance. There may also have been a couple of bills, which - if you're like a growing number of Americans - you had already received online. For most people, this uninspiring haul is hardly the highlight of their day.
As President Obama contemplates his second term, he has been talking to historians about another two-term president, Dwight D. Eisenhower.
It's possible that Hillary Clinton may decide not to run for president in 2016, but there is very little reason to believe such a decision would be a result of her handling of the Benghazi attacks.
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The interim deal struck with Iran by the "5 plus 1" powers shows promise for achieving the end that Iran will not wind up with a nuclear program. Whether it is the deal that will be responsible for that end depends, of course, on whether Iran was building nuclear weapons at all. If Iran does not develop nuclear weapons, we may never know whether it was the deal that brought that about.
WASHINGTON - The six-month deal between U.S.-led negotiators and Iran will make an Iranian atomic bomb more likely, not less, because it significantly strengthens the very regime in Tehran that so desperately wants nuclear weaponry.
WASHINGTON - Dan Snyder remains adamant that he will not change the nickname of his beloved football team.
LOGAN, Utah - Members of the Oneida Indian Nation are demanding that the National Football League's Washington Redskins change the team's name to something less offensive to American Indians. Sportscaster Bob Costas calls the current nickname "an insult, a slur."
The Gettysburg Address was a long time "a-birthing," almost nine decades, or, as Lincoln said in one of the best-known phrases in American politics: "Four score and seven years ago"- 87 years being the time between the adoption of the Declaration of Independence and when Lincoln delivered his address at Gettysburg.
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