- Texas man arrested for powder-letter hoax
- Islamic State opens ‘marriage bureau’ for single jihadists
- Drone almost blocks California firefighting planes
- Tornado rips off roofs, downs trees near Boston
- GOP: Environmental rules keeping agents from accessing border
- John Kerry: Millions displaced by religious fighting in 2013
- Federal appeals court rules against Virginia’s gay marriage ban
- White House says Russia ‘losing’ war in Ukraine
- Hamas turns to North Korea for weapons deal, Iran for money
- Syrian casualties surge as jihadis consolidate
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Georgians deserve better
Question of the Day
As a Georgia Tech graduate, I honestly believe Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal hit the nail on the head when he described the economic implications that Obamacare will have on the state I used to call home (“Georgia’s budget can’t take Obamacare,” Commentary, Friday).
For example, the state’s public schools are some of the worst in the country. However, in an effort to support those individuals who succeed in the classroom, the state-funded HOPE Scholarship covers tuition at public universities — so long as students maintain a certain grade-point average. My best friend was one of the Georgians who benefited, and in turn, he graduated with honors in engineering, worked for Lockheed Martin and now is working with Teach for America in Texas, where he works with at-risk and underprivileged teenagers, similar to those with whom he grew up.
My friend probably would have never been able to afford college without that scholarship, which is now threatened by a huge welfare budget that does not educate future generations or get people back to work. The state has worked hard to be fiscally prudent and attract new business, but Obamacare, Medicaid expansion and constricted economic growth will potentially make those efforts all for naught. Georgians deserve better.
© Copyright 2014 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.
TWT Video Picks
By David Keene
Allowing states to innovate could reduce dependency on bureaucracy
Get Breaking Alerts
- D.C. seeks to stay judge's order allowing gun owners to carry in public
- Hillary Clinton: Forget Obama, George W. Bush made her 'proud to be an American'
- Iraqi Christians rally at White House: 'Obama, Obama, where are you?'
- Illegal immigrants demand representation in White House meetings
- White House defends Kerry failure to broker Middle East cease-fire
- Tennessee Gov. Haslam slams White House for secret dump of illegals in his state
- Border surge puts Obama legacy on immigration at stake
- Federal appeals court rules against Virginia's gay marriage ban
- Federal judge rules D.C. ban on handguns in public is unconstitutional
- White House says Russia 'losing' war in Ukraine