Meanwhile, police were investigating graffiti at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Southern California. The graffiti on the side of a restaurant in Torrance said “Tastes like hate” and had a picture of a cow. No one has been arrested.
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From Bloomberg.com comes the amazing success story of SAS founder Jim Goodnight — a man whose innovative ideas and hard work have paid off. For his hard work, he is now ranked as #10 on the list of the world’s richest technology billionaires. He should be lauded for his success and contributions but to today’s Left, he is a symbol of what’s wrong with America. After all, Goodnight is reportedly worth $10 billion, and that can’t possibly be “fair.”
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Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is no longer among the world’s 10 richest technology billionaires.
The 28-year-old’s fortune dropped by $423 million yesterday as shares of the world’s largest social media company fell 4 percent to $20.04 in New York, a record low. Zuckerberg is now worth $10.2 billion. He is about $400 million behind James Goodnight, the co-founder of Cary, North Carolina-based software maker SAS Institute Inc., who now ranks as technology’s 10th- richest person, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index.
Read it and weep. While the private sector suffers from poor economic policies that leave business owners struggling to stay afloat, let alone expand and hire, the General Services Administration handed out $44 million in bonuses. This is the same agency that partied like there was no tomorrow at its $800,000 Vegas convention.
The General Services Administration gave out nearly $30 million in previously unreported bonuses in fiscal 2011. In all, it spent $44 million on employee bonuses last year.
Data uncovered by WUSA Channel 9 show that while GSA accounts for 1 percent of federal employees, it doled out 10 percent of the $439 million in bonus money given to federal employees last year.
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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) wants Olympic medal income to be exempt from tax. That idea may tug at emotion and tap into national pride, but it is poor tax policy. Going forward with an exemption for Olympians would simply add another special carve-out. The idea points out — yet again — the serious need for tax code overhaul. With nearly half of Americans paying zero federal income tax, the code is crying out for reform.
Here in North Carolina, our tax code needs an overhaul as well. Agenda 2012 from the John Locke Foundation lays out the path.Read full article » 1 Comment »