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In Gaston Gazette: For each additional dollar spent on payroll, you can either pay existing positions more or add more positions. In education policy, that dollar is probably best spent on higher pay, particularly if related to performance.  #ncpol #nced
In the Morganton News Herald: Most of North Carolina's congressional delegation voted against the budget deal. They deserve our congratulations for making the right call and withstanding the political pressure to endorse fiscal recklessness.  #ncpol
Today's wisdom from Rose Wilder Lane: “The question is whether personal freedom is worth the terrible effort, the never-lifted burden and risks of self-reliance.”
Politicians solve problems the way leeches cure diseases, only messier.
Today's wisdom from Rose Wilder Lane: “I so much like real things — the realities that come naturally from the depths of us like — what shall I say? — the way trees grow, from some inner essential principle of them, just expressing itself.”
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