Author Archive | Bob Harris

MEDICAID EXPANSION ATTACKS DISABLED CHILDREN

Thanks to a few limelight-seeking politicians, Obamacare and its Medicaid expansion will likely never be cut, much less repealed, as momentum to act has come and gone. The Wall Street Journal says states from Kansas to Maine are again pushing Obamacare expansion, including Governor Cooper’s illegal Medicaid expansion push right here in North Carolina. But […]

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RECRUIT AMAZON TAX REFORM?

Buried in the Senate’s Billion Dollar middle Class Tax Cut is a corporate tax change rewarding companies that invest and create jobs in North Carolina, while penalizing companies that simply ship products to North Carolina consumers from out of state without necessarily investing anything here. The reform is called Market Based Sourcing, but it ought […]

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ARIZONA GOES BIG ON SCHOOL CHOICE. WHERE IS N. C.?

We have been begging the reform majority to quit nibbling around the edges and go big on school choice, because the dug in public school bureaucracy will never tolerate change. Instead, they will always preserve the system and themselves. Arizona is a model. They just enacted universal choice with educational savings accounts. From the Wall […]

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VOTE BUYING IN RALEIGH

And here we thought the conservative majority was about reform. But up pops a $714 million, bipartisan monstrosity  in the House to give every teacher and every education bureaucrat and every state employee making less than a hundred grand a $2400 raise. Nothing about pay for performance or merit or differential pay based on the […]

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WHY NOT BREAK THE MOLD ON SCHOOL CHOICE?

We seriously doubt much is said about it in school today, but great military leaders turned stalemate with bold action. Washington crossing the Delaware. Grant running the guns at Vicksburg. MacArthur at Inchon. Today, education is stalemated. Legislators want reform. Bureaucrats don’t and they can always outlast a politician. So why not go bold by […]

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