“If you analyze it I believe the very heart and soul of conservatism is libertarianism.” – Ronald Reagan
Here in Georgia…
– State Rep. Jason Spencer (R-Woodbine) is planning to introduce legislation requiring drug testing for welfare recipients.
– Warner Robins will lose more than 500 civilian jobs as result of “military reorganization.”
– Columbus Mayor Teresa Tomlinson is upset that Columbus was named one of the nation’s “brokest” cities, and is demanding that The Daily Beast delete the post that made the reference.
– Georgia has issued its 100,000 Peach Pass.
– Yahoo! News picked up on a podcast I did with Herman Cain back in 2007. It’s relevant given everything that has unfolded in the last week.
National stories of interest…
– Did you know that Multiple Choice Mitt has a plan to cut the deficit? Wish he’d talk about it more.
– House Republicans are divided on turning E-Verify into a cardless national ID.
– A new Quinnipiac poll shows that voters now have an unfavorable view of Occupy Wall Street.
– Michael Moore, who often complains about corporations stealing from taxpayers, received $1 million in film tax credits from Michigan after making Capitalism: A Love Story (the movie was really taking issue with corporatism, not capitalism). Hypocrite.
– Jim Pethokoukis explains that odds that Barack Obama will be re-elected.
A few that I like…
– It’s Punk Rock Friday.
– The Cato Insitute launched a new site yesterday, libertarianism.org, geared toward promoting the philosophy and ideas.
– The McRib is back, but read this before you take a bite.
– Amazon has launched a free e-book borrowing program for Prime members, which costs $79 a year but comes with free two-day shipping. As my wife would say, “that’s a great value.”