Victor Joecks

NPRI: Kirkpatrick wrong on education-spending claims

February 4, 2013

LAS VEGAS — In a speech earlier today, Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick claimed, “For too long the answer to education has been to cut.” Responding to her comments, Victor Joecks, communications director at the Nevada Policy Research Institute, issued the following comments.

Sandoval's scholarship plan offers hope for students

Plan would increase achievement for all students, while saving tax dollars

January 30, 2013

Governor's plan would increase achievement for all students, while saving tax dollars.

Why it's morally wrong to expand Medicaid

January 18, 2013

Government exists to protect property, not to redistribute it.

NPRI releases economic development study charting 'Path to Prosperity' for Nevada

January 15, 2013

LAS VEGAS — If Nevada really wants a robust and flourishing economy, it needs to streamline state and local regulations, reduce and eliminate state and local licensing fees and filing requirements, ease restrictions that discourage hiring and eliminate government-granted business subsidies.

Coming Tuesday: The Pathway to Sustainable Prosperity

January 10, 2013

Next Tuesday, NPRI is releasing a study on economic development. The study is so good we decided to have some fun and make a trailer for it. Enjoy.

Remember when Obamacare was going to reduce health care costs?

January 8, 2013

At the time Obamacare passed, most of you probably understood that (another) massive government intervention into health care wasn't going to reduce costs, but those folks who rely on the New York Times for news sure were in for a surprise this week.

"What about the lunatics that spend $16.4 trillion and want another check?"

January 4, 2013

Here's a Friday feel good from CNBC host Rick Santelli. I'm all about calm and detailed presentations showing how the federal government's spending is unsustainable, like this one from NRO's Yuval Levin, but after a week where so many of the"smart" people pretended a $62 billion tax hike was something significant, it's time for some righteous indignation


Here are the charts from Levin's blog post. If I was Rick Santelli, I'd be yelling this next sentence, "It's a spending problem, stupid!" 






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