Tag Archives: entitlements

Chancellor Shirvani Blasts Minot State, UND And NDSU President In Evaluations

Chancellor Hamid Shirvani may be on his way out the door, but per his contract buy out agreement he’s still in-office until the middle of July, and he had some choice words for some of the university system’s presidents on the way out the door. Specifically, he’s requested full evaluations for the leadership of Minot

Democrats: Kevin Cramer Isn't Hypocritical Enough To Be Like Kent Conrad

Rep. Kevin Cramer held a forum in Minot yesterday and got asked about budget matters. Rep. Cramer told citizens there that he actually agrees with some things former Senator Kent Conrad has said about entitlement reform: “The person that I have listened to, who has been most right on point, has been former senator Kent

Our Cut-In-Line Society

There are moments when you read a story that makes you want to secede from the human race. I had a moment like that when reading this article about people finagling, or outright purchasing, the entitlement to cut in line at airports and amusement parks: Disney World is investigating news that a handful of upper-crust

Are We Entitled To Saturday Mail Delivery?

“There is no question that the U.S. Postal Service has serious financial problems, but it is not clear that the proposed changes would save a significant amount of money in the long term,” Senator Heidi Heitkamp said by way of a press release questioning a move to end Saturday mail delivery. “A quality postal service

Dalrymple Backing Medicaid Expansion Is An Act Of Political Cowardice

Writing for the Washington Examiner, Shikha Dalmia tries to explain why Republican governors like North Dakota’s Jack Dalrymple are pushing for an expansion of Medicaid. Governor Dalrymple has referenced the “no cost” federal dollars which would fund the expansion (which forgets that we are all federal taxpayers too), but Dalmia suggests that it’s more than

What's Standing In The Way Of Immigration Reform Is Entitlement Reform

Immigration is much in the news this week thanks to the work of yet another “gang” of Senators. There’s a lot of confusion about just what that “gang” is actually proposing so I don’t really want two weigh in, but I think two things are true: 1) Conservatives need to shift on the issue of

Democrat: "Spending Cuts Don't Necessarily Mean You're Saving Money"

Just because you’re spending less doesn’t mean you’re spending less, according to Rep. Charlie Rangel. My favorite part is when Rangel suggests that Medicare and Social Security recipients aren’t contributing to the nation’s debt problem. That is, demonstrably, not true. The largest areas of growth in the national budget are Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and

It's The Entitlements, Stupid

Yesterday I wrote a post responding to a Grand Forks Herald editorial that was, in turn, a response to a post here on the blog. In the editorial, Herald opinion editor Tom Dennis blamed Republican election losses on conservatives being insufficiently compassionate as measured by their support for social entitlements. I objected, writing that I

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