Un-Believable! (wish it were)

Below are a few sentences from an article I read that should tick off every one of us. 1) Hundreds of thousands of Americans have state income taxes withheld from their paychecks that never go to the government. They don’t know it, because the law doesn’t require telling them this. Once the taxes are withheld, the state regards them as having paid their taxes. It then lets the companies they work for keep these taxes. 2) America...

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If voting could change things, it would be illegal.

“If voting could change things, it would be illegal.” Think about that statement for a minute…. You may already know that there is a movement afoot by a certain group of politicians to actually make voting, for a portion of our citizens, illegal! That, and other issues are the center-point of the HBO “The Newsroom” video attached to this article. I am aware that, after watching the video, some of you will never...

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Government Intervention for my benefit ?

Government Intervention for my benefit ?

The recent proposal by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to restrict the serving size of sugared soft drinks, reminded me of a piece I read a while ago about the Denmark “fat tax”. The tax was levied on the amount of fat used in prepared food, as a way to reduce fat content.  Denmark is not the only country to use taxation in an attempt to improve citizen health and well being. Other countries have imposed costs on sugar, chocolate, cigarettes, and...

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