Tuesday, December 28 2010 7:30 PM EST2010-12-29 00:30:16 GMT
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - College bowl fever rises this weekend. Alabama will likely duplicate what Troy did earlier this bowl season. Auburn is also favored to win the final and biggest bowl game JanuaryMore >>
Monday, December 27 2010 3:16 PM EST2010-12-27 20:16:01 GMT
Full and healthy stomachs lead to better learning in schools and a more prosperous nation. Children are able to concentrate more in the classroom and acquire the skills they need to compete in a global economy.More >>
Tuesday, December 14 2010 7:30 PM EST2010-12-15 00:30:34 GMT
MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Our editorial "Pensions Paying Foolishness" taking issue with sending pension checks to public employees who abused the public trust and were serving jail time for it elicited thisMore >>
Our country's debt was nearly six trillion dollars when President Bush took office.
It is nearly 10 trillion dollars now as he leaves.
World debt is now 185 trillion dollars.
Alabama borrowed 437 million from its Rainy Day Fund to pay bills this year and must pay that back over the next six years - and start saving again to replenish that fund.
It will be tough to do with cuts of nearly 400 million from the education budget this year and double that next year coming first.
But it has to be done. As individuals, states, and countries, we must save more and spend less.
A credit economy is not a stable economy.
Alabama is actually much better off than our neighboring states.
Most of our economic metrics are better than the nation overall and we are positioned to propel upward quickly when the recession recedes.
But we won't stay that way if we borrow our way to prosperity.