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Rasmussen: 56% Say GM Should Have Gone Through Bankruptcy

From Rasmussen:

A majority of Americans nationwide believe General Motors should have gone through the regular bankruptcy process instead of allowing the federal government to take over in exchange for bailout money. However, they aren’t entirely convinced that the auto company would have been that much better off if it took that route.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey shows that 56% of American Adults believe it would have been better if GM had used the regular bankruptcy procedures and left ownership in the private sector. Thirty-two percent (32%) believe it was appropriate for the government to use the special bankruptcy process in exchange for bailout money. Twelve percent (12%) are not sure. 

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A Panel Discussion On The Marriage Amendment

Next Thurday’s event will no doubt be a spirited, intellectual look at the marriage amendment that will appear on the May 8 ballot.


*Dr. Michael Munger, Department of Political Science, Duke University

* Katharine Parker, Legal Director, ACLU of North Carolina

* Tammy Fitzgerald, Executive Director, NC Values Coalition

* Ken Klukowski, Director, Center for Religious Liberty,

Registration information is here and details are below.


The Federalist Society’s Triangle Lawyers Chapter and the John Locke Foundation cordially invite you to a panel discussion on North Carolina’s Marriage Amendment on May 3 at the Cardinal Club in downtown Raleigh.

We will begin the evening with a reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by the panel discussion at 6:30 p.m.

On May 8, 2012, North Carolina voters will go to the polls to determine whether we should amend our state constitution to provide, in part, that “marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized in this State.” Please join us to hear from experts on both sides of the issue regarding the Amendment’s merits and the impact your vote will have on the future of our State.

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Survey Shows Doctors Fear Lower Incomes In The Future

USA Today reports on, and links to, an interesting survey of thousands of doctors. If you have a family member or friend in the healthcare field, make sure they read this.

In comments accompanying the survey, many physicians said they feared changes in the health care system would mean lower incomes in years to come, Medscape reports. Maybe that’s one reason just 54% said they would choose a career in medicine again, down from 69% percent in 2011.

For now, just 11% say they consider themselves “rich” — and 45% agree that “my income probably qualifies me as rich, but I have so many debts and expenses that I don’t feel rich.”

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