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This one infographic illustrates America’s financial peril

Tweet Ricochet’s Jon Gabriel put together this infographic illustrating the extreme state of America’s finances, brought to you by a bipartisan coalition of fast-spending Republicans and Democrats:   A sobering infographic, to be sure, but it pales in comparison to … Continue reading

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Utah ranks 34th in amount of state debt per capita

Tweet According to an analysis of data by the Tax Foundation, Utah has the 34th highest amount of state debt per capita at $2,577. Compared with our Mountain West neighbors, we fare better than Montana ($4,290), New Mexico ($3,914), and … Continue reading

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Response to an angry UTOPIA

Tweet After much citizen input from a historically attended Orem City Council meeting on the evening of Aug. 14 (and into the wee hours of the morning on Aug. 15) to decide the fate of a proposed 50 percent increase … Continue reading

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Government welfare and moral excellence

Tweet The great demographer Nicholas Eberstadt recently wrote in The Wall Street Journal about the dramatic explosion in the receipt of government welfare. His concluding paragraphs: The prospect of careening along an unsustainable economic road is deeply disturbing. But another … Continue reading

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Isn’t a dollar still a dollar?

Tweet   While waiting in an excessively long line in the grocery store the other day, I overheard a little girl say to her mom, “Can I have this? It’s just a dollar.” The girl’s mother didn’t respond. But the … Continue reading

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Overspending will kill your Christmas cheer

Tweet   “Christmas is the season when you buy this year’s gifts with next year’s money.” -Unknown With the holidays nearly upon us, I was thinking about all the good memories I have about Christmas and the good feelings associated … Continue reading

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