As if we need any more proof that reckless spending and high taxes impede economic growth, CNBC’s new survey, America’s Top State for Business, is an indictment of progressive economic policy. It finds that Texas – for the third time in five years — is the most accommodating state for business. And it’s no mystery why.
We already knew that Texas, which, over the years has instituted a number of free-market economic [...]
Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Monday his state won’t expand Medicaid or set up an insurance exchange, joining a growing number of Republican governors who are rejecting two key parts of President Obama’s health care law.
“I will not be party to socializing health care and bankrupting my state in direct contradiction to our Constitution and our founding principles of limited government,” Mr. Perry said.
He joins more than half-dozen GOP governors [...]
Republican governors are planning to ignore the Supreme Court’s decision Thursday to uphold Obamacare hoping that the issue will drive voters to dump President Obama in favor of Mitt Romney who has vowed to kill the Affordable Care Act.
After the decision, the Republican Governors Association said that nothing should be done by the states until after the election, a clear signal that they believe a GOP president, House and Senate [...]