Thomas Jefferson Institute for Public Policy

September 2015

Jefferson Journal: Virginia Open for Business With Iran?

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Jefferson Journal: Virginia Open for Business With Iran? — By Michael W. Thompson  The Iran nuclear deal will soon become a reality even though a bi-partisan majority in Congress opposes it, as does a vast majority of the American people.  But because the deal is an "agreement," not a treaty, states are free to divest themselves of holdings with companies doing business with Iran, just as they did with South Africa more than 20 years ago.  Today, 25 states have done so. Virginia is not one of these.  It can be. (9/18/2015) Read It Here!

September 2015

The Jefferson Journal:  Spending Transportation Money Wisely

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The Jefferson Journal: Spending Transportation Money Wisely — By Michael W. Thompson  A good idea for better public policy can, at times, take years to become reality.  But when it happens it proves that old saying, "Every journal starts with the first step."  Transportation spending ia a good case in point.  (9/9/2015)  Read It Here!

August 2015

Jefferson Journal:  Tax Reform and Job Creation Go Hand In Hand

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Jefferson Journal: Tax Reform and Job Creation Go Hand In Hand — In one business survey after another, Virginia is slipping from its high rated position of a few short years ago.  Our economy did not grow last year.  Our growth rate was zero.  And with federal military spending decreasing, our future must be based on encouraging job growth in companies not as reliant on federal dollars as in the past.  So what should this year's crop of General Assembly candidates be suggesting?  Here's one big idea.  Read It Here!

July 2015

Jefferson Journal:  Health Care Should Be Reformed

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Jefferson Journal: Health Care Should Be Reformed — By Michael W. Thompson  The Supreme Court decided Obamacare is here to stay.  It has given its "constitutional seal of approval" twice in two years, and that means any changes will have to be accomplished legislatively and not through the courts.  But it's time to have a serious discussion about how to change the current Obamacare program to make it better and end the debilitating impacts on our economy.  Here are just a few of those problems ... and their "fixes." (7/13/2015)  Read It Here!

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