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Entries Tagged as 'David Stokes'

New CBO Outlook Once Again Shows Obama Promises Falling Short On Jobs And Health Care

August 24th, 2011 · 1 Comment

In its Budget and Economic Outlook for August, the CBO writes, “The United States is facing profound budgetary and economic challenges. At 8.5 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), the $1.3 trillion budget deficit that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projects for 2011 will be the third-largest shortfall in the past 65 years (exceeded only […]

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Video: SMI’s David Stokes – Transportation in Missouri

May 21st, 2010 · No Comments

With fuel prices expected to be seventy cents cheaper during the summer driving season, how will Missouri replace that loss fuel tax revenue in this worsening Obama economy? Mr. Stokes has an interesting idea that could be an example of the government and the private sector actually working together to solve a problem.  “The use […]

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Stokes: “Kick Anti-CWIP Laws to the Curb”

March 18th, 2009 · No Comments

Show-Me Institute policy analyst David Stokes points out that Missouri’s anti-CWIP legislation was passed during the 1970s, during the height of fears about nuclear energy safety. Attitudes about nuclear power have changed in recent years, thanks in no small part to excellent track records by other countries that use nuclear facilities as a primary means […]

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SMI Commentary: Three Ideas for Smaller Government in Missouri

February 17th, 2009 · 1 Comment

As the federal government prepares an unprecendented takeover of the private economy today, Show Me Institute policy analyst David Stokes offers a commentary with ideas on how to shrink Missouri’s government. By David Stokes There are many potential ways to reduce the size and influence of government in Missouri. For each, at least one — […]

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SMI Study Examines Size, Spending of Government Jurisdictions in Missouri

February 6th, 2009 · No Comments

Does more government always lead to higher spending? Or can a higher number of officials and jurisdictions help to check each other’s power? A new study released yesterday by the Show-Me Institute reveals that while Missouri has a disproportionately high number of governmental entities, it somehow bucks the tendency for higher taxation and inefficiency that […]

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Tipline: Koster Surrogates Buying House on Private Street

August 20th, 2008 · No Comments

Koster must be paying for a lot of baking soda! Sources are telling us that with all the money they made off “Imposter Koster” this primary season, the El-Amin’s are “movin’ on up” – so to speak – to new digs on a private street in the 26th ward. Mrs. El-Amin is currently the committewoman […]

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