Morning Reads for Tuesday, February 14th

Happy Valentines Day!

Here in Georgia…
– A Georgia-based blogger explains how an online sales tax would affect him.
– The North Fulton PTSA is spreading misinformation about the charter schools amendment.
State Rep. Ed Lindsey offers his thoughts on the charter schools amendment (text courtesy of State Rep. Ben Watson).
– I didn’t realize that Occupy Atlanta was still a thing.
– Mitt Romney’s super PAC is buying ad time in Georgia.
– While some say there is no Plan B if the TSPLOST fails, Charles Mobley says otherwise.
– Mike Klein offers a strategy for health insurance reform in Georgia.

National stories of interest…
– If you’re would holding out hope for spending cuts in Obama’s budget, you’re no doubt disappointed.
– The editors of the National Review are urging Gingrich to get out of the race.
– House Republicans have agreed to an extension of the payroll tax cut.
– Gay marriage is now legal in the State of Washington.
– George Will says that Catholic bishops deserve the new DHHS contraceptive mandate for supporting ObamaCare.
– Rick Santorum’s terrible record on spending is hard to defend.
– Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer was robbed yesterday by an intruder with a machete.
– Both Romney and Santorum trail Obama in the last Rasmussen poll.
– Investigative journalism may take a hit as Obama continues to go after whistleblowers.

A few that I like…
In case you missed it, here is last Sunday’s episode of The Walking Dead.
– Does anyone actually use the White Pages?
– AT&T is beginning to penalize heavy data users.


    • Dave Bearse says:

      He mentions that 70% of the employed leave Henry County, disportionately driving on roads in other counties, yet it’s an issue that only 97% of Henry’s T-SPLOST funds would be returned to the County.

      Yet another conservative demanding all his tax dollars stay at home, while freeloading on tax dollars paid by others. It’s a red state thing.

  1. saltycracker says:

    Republicans will back extending payroll tax cut…..that is embezzlement of an insurance program.
    For the greater good ?

    Why not require the insurance commission to mandate a 2% per month cut from all our insurance payments too ?

      • saltycracker says:

        Heck, gov’t pension funds, they don’t even fund those properly, it is dependent on adding more and more employees, so they retire more early, they lie about the returns (anyone earning 8% without taking big risk ?) and build a ponzi scheme of biblical proportions.

        We think burning down Athens is something, wait a few generations or see treasury interest go thru the roof and watch Atlanta burn, again.

        Social Security – all those employee & employer funds going in – so when the employee/retiree dies early, that should really help, so where is that accountability number fit in ? Answer, the Feds spent it, just like the rest of the employee/employer payments and its earnings.

  2. John Konop says:

    Big Breaking News!!!!!!!!!! How big would it be if Romney lost Maine and Paul won?

    ………Pressure is on the Maine Republican Party to reconsider its weekend declaration that Mitt Romney won the state’s caucuses.

    The Maine GOP announced Saturday that Romney narrowly edged Ron Paul, 39 percent to 36 percent, in a nonbinding presidential preference poll taken during the caucuses. The margin was fewer than 200 votes.

    A number of communities were not included in that poll because they had not held their caucuses in time. Washington County Republicans postponed their caucuses, originally scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 11, because of a pending snowstorm and will now meet this Saturday. Other communities across the states also have caucuses scheduled for this weekend and later this month……………

    • Engineer says:

      The county could easily go for Romney, Paul, or another candidate, but, with a margin that close (less than 200 votes), one county could easily make the difference for 1st place in the state one way or another.

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