PolitiFact announced on December 20 that their Lie of the Year for 2011 was that Republicans were voting to "end Medicare." We wrote at the time that Sen. Claire McCaskill has been guilty of this trope and that,
Missouri Democrats, taking a cue from their Washington overlords, parroted the attack, using the phrase,"Republican Plan to end Medicare" at least ten different times on their website.
Well, perhaps now that time has elapsed we can get back to the serious matter of debating the proper role of government...
Ha! Just kidding! The Democratic State Committee is back to it again, proclaiming on Monday:
While the Paul Budget doesn’t explicitly include the House Republican plan to end Medicare as we know it...
In other words, as a reporter friend of mine put it, "the hair-on-fire crowd has their hair on fire!" The other things Democrats accuse Steelman of supporting include:
We know that Sen. McCaskill's new campaign spokesperson has just been flown in from Oregon, so perhaps his ignorance of what is popular in Missouri can be excused, but is anyone in the Missouri Democratic Party actually from Missouri? The items above aren't a campaign indictment, they're a winning platform.
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Efforts to use public funds to revive Kansas City's jazz district have failed, and likely always will.
Answering individual aggression with government aggression will not lead us to the society we desire.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch is wrong when it says that Kansas is going to fall of a fiscal cliff with its pro-growth tax reforms, and that Missouri will do the same if it follows the same path.
Randy Georges Sr. moved to the U.S. to obtain a good education; now, he may have to move across town so his kids can have the same opportunity. This is a sad state, especially when alternatives, such as giving families private school options, exist.
Missouri has at least two chances to win the Border War.
The state’s foundation formula for K-12 education is currently underfunded. Some are calling for more spending, but freedom, not money, is the answer to our problem.
Should Missouri and other states accept an offer of “free money” from Uncle Sam to expand the Medicaid program in their states? Instead of acting as enablers of fiscal profligacy, Missouri and other states should say “no.”
Conservatives ought to consider these items before ceding state power to the federal government.
Proposition B might have brought some much-needed funding for education, but voters turned down the measure. The “no” vote may actually turn out to be a blessing in disguise if legislators act on the need to address school funding issues.
Letters regarding Jacob Turk's race for Congress.
Missouri and Kansas have maintained a steady rivalry for decades, but Kansas' latest tax reforms have changed the competitive landscape between the two states — decidedly in Kansas' favor.
The state board of education voted to grant provisional accreditation to the Saint Louis Public School District, which is the correct decision, but this distinction will mean very little to schools or students.
Subsidies to Ballpark Village and other big-city sports complexes are a gift to some of our wealthiest citizens — sports team owners — that provide little or no broader economic benefit.
Strong teachers’ unions in large public school districts with multiple failing schools will do everything possible to maintain their jobs and benefits. If it is to happen, major reform must come from outside the existing system — through increased competition and choice.
Taxpayer-funded lobbying for local government entities likely will not be banned so it is time to create transparency so citizens can see how their money is being spent.